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Who are the Trustees?

The Trustees are the Directors of the Multi Academy Trust, and also the Charity Trustees. They have ultimate responsibility for all schools within the Trust and for its operation.

Dr Chris Gentle

Chair of Finance Sub-Committee

Chris has a 30 year career working for major professional services firms Deloitte, KPMG and WPP in over 35 countries around the world.  He has also worked for the European Commission.  He has advised several major companies, governments and multi-national governmental organisations such as the UN and the WTO. Today he runs his own successful consulting company and is on the advisory board of two leading edge technology companies and teaches at London Business School.  He was an independent NED of a major national organisation at age 30. He was educated at a state comprehensive and attended at Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Moscow and Oxford Universities.  He supports the charity Speakers for Schools with talks to state schools and colleges.

Appointed on: 01/10/2016 (Reappointed on 01/10/2020)

Term to: 01/10/2024                          

Appointed By: Academy Members        

2020/2021 Meeting Attendance: 17/19
2021/2022 Meeting Attendance: 8/15

Contact Us

Reach South Academy Trust, c/o UTC Plymouth, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RL

T: 01752 987060