• Members and Trustees
Mr Andrew Allocca

Mr Andrew Allocca

Member

Chairman of Members

Mr Brian Pentelow

Mr Brian Pentelow

Member

Brian is a professional chemist specialising in food flavouring and has worked in the food flavouring industry for many years. Recently he has set up his own consultancy.

Mr Barry Crawford

Mr Barry Crawford

Member

Barry is a new appointee. He is an experienced lawyer with specialisms in education and employment law, who has recently retired from his senior partner post in a local law firm and now sits on various Tribunals

Mr David Gask

Mr David Gask

Member and Trustee

Chairman of Trust Board

David worked in industry for over 30 years with Ford Motor Company and held management positions in Business Planning, Project Management and Engineering both in the UK and the US. Last position, before taking early retirement, was Manager of Powertrain Engineering for Small Cars in Europe.

He has been on the Board of Colchester Institute for a number of years.

Mr Trevor Parrott

Mr Trevor Parrott

Member and Trustee

Chair of Finance, Audit, Premises & HR Committee

Trevor came into School Governance shortly after taking early retirement from the UK Gas Industry, where he held numerous Operational and Management posts, both locally and nationally, over a period of 26 years.

Mr Rob James

Mr Rob James

CEO of NEMAT and Trustee

Rob has been Headteacher at The Ramsey Academy since September 2014.

He has over 30 years teaching experience and held various roles on Senior Leadership Teams in schools for 20 years. He has worked in a variety of education institutions, including a selective grammar school, sixth form college and a number of secondary schools. He is a Local Leader of Education and an Ofsted Inspector for primary and secondary provision.

Rob has extensive experience in the roles of Chair of Examiners and Chief Examiner for A Level Physical Education for a major examination board. This includes constructing and writing specifications, writing and reviewing examination papers and standardising Senior Examiners. He has also co-authored a number of textbooks, developed CPD materials and delivered professional development courses in the UK and abroad.

Mrs Angela Hicks

Mrs Angela Hicks

Trustee

Angie spent fifteen years as a successful Deputy and Headteacher in separate primary schools in Essex. She then joined the Local Authority as a Senior School Development Adviser and, subsequently, a School Improvement Partner.

From 2012 Angie became an independent consultant, supporting school leaders and governing bodies in Essex and beyond.

Ms Cherie Root

Ms Cherie Root

Trustee

Mr Gary Sprawling

Mr Gary Sprawling

Trustee

Vice-Chair of Finance, Audit, Premises & HR Committee

Gary runs a successful local business specialising in laboratory equipment and fitting.

NEMAT - North Essex Multi-Academy Trust