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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.

Alan Newton

Alan Newton is a Governor and the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the University for the Creative Arts, a member of the Open College of the Arts Board of Trustees, a Senior Adviser in the Resolution Directorate of the Bank of England and a Non-executive director of Belmont Green Finance Limited, a private-equity backed specialist mortgage lender. He was a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP  for over twenty five years until his retirement in April 2015 during which time he held a number of senior leadership positions in the firm, serving at various times as an elected member of its principal supervisory and strategic body, the Partnership Council, the Global Head of its Finance Practice, a member of its executive management committee, the Practice Committee, the Managing Partner of the London Finance Department and the Head of its Structured Finance Practice. Based in London for most of his career, he has also lived and worked in Italy and New York.

Appointed on: 25/07/2017 (Reappointed on: 25/07/2021)                       

Term to: 25/07/2025                         

Appointed By: GB/Board    

2020/2021 Meeting Attendance: 12/16
2021/2022 Meeting Attendance: 9/12

Contact Us

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

T: 01752 987060