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Our Trustees 

Lady Kay Fisher Kay Fisher has been a Trustee of E-MAT since the Spring of 2018, & is also currently Chairman of The Thetford Academy, Patron of the Thetford Grammar School, Patron of the YMCA Norfolk, & a Trustee of The Norfolk Community Foundation. She has been involved in Mental Health Issues, is a Mental Health Act Manager on the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust & similarly on the Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust & an erstwhile trustee of Rethink Mental Illness. She is a Director of MacRae Farms Ltd & a Partner in Fisher Farms. She is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk.

 

Wendy Fisher Wendy has owned a consumer research consultancy company since 2015, after spending 28 years working for Mars UK in European R&D. She was appointed to the EMAT board at its recent formation, following 7 years as  Governor and Chair of Governors at KLA. Both of her children attended KLA, and one attended KES Academy Sixth Form. She is also the membership secretary of the King’s Lynn Players, and volunteers regularly at charity sporting events, being a keen runner herself. Wendy was formerly the Chair of the Institute of Consumer Sciences, and the Sensory and Consumer Panel at Campden Food research.

 

Jason Hall Jason is a chartered accountant and a partner in a local firm of chartered accountants, where he acts for a wide and varied portfolio of clients including, partnership, sole traders and companies within a range of industry sectors which include the construction industry, medical profession, and retail.

 

Graham Pearson Graham is Account General Manager of the DXC Technology’s Post Office account which every year ensures the disbursement of £26Bn of benefits payments to 1.5m of the Post Office’s most vulnerable customers. Following a 27 year career in the RAF, he spent time at Raytheon Systems Ltd and HP’s Defence Business holding a range of account management and executive roles responsible for all HP’s business supporting Joint Forces, Air, and Navy Commands, Defence Intelligence and Special Forces.

Graham graduated from the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2000 as top RAF student, returning in 2004 on selection to the Higher Command and Staff Course. Graham has a degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University, a Masters with Distinction in Defence Studies from KCL and is a graduate of the Manchester Business School.

 

Julie Perry Julie has over 25 years of experience working in all areas of the general insurance business, most recently with a specialism in risk management with Aviva.

With a passion for lifelong learning, exemplified by studying for an MBA in her thirties and supporting her son through his education, Julie joined EMAT in 2015.  After previously being Vice Chair, Julie became Chair of the Trust in September 2020.

 

James Rowney James was born and lived most of his life in the town of March in Cambridgeshire, he also spent some time living in London then later on 3 years in Switzerland.  He has been in Information Technology for over 30 years.  He is an Enterprise, Application, and Infrastructure solution Architect and has worked in almost all areas of IT from engineering through administration, deployment and implementation to system, application and architecture design.  He has been a technology consultant with his own company for over 20 years.  At present his primary area of work is in Security around Identity and Access Management in Banking.

James has worked with a wide range of customers from including Government, Commercial, Banking, Retail and many other areas both within the UK and Europe. His present core focus is on Security, Identity and Access management, these are the things that are going to affect everyone especially in the modern highly connected world.

 

David Wilde Chair of HR Committee A Fellow of the Institute of Directors with over 30 years in central and local government leadership spanning policy, large scale operations, strategy and whole service transformation, David has a wealth of experience in the public sector specialising in technology, digital and information leadership, communications and commercial development.David now runs his own consultancy for integrating digital and strategic business plans, transforming services, advising multinational and UK IT companies to reshape and grow their businesses as well as holding 3 Non-Executive Directorships in the NHS and Education. He is currently providing strategic leadership for Worcestershire County, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Councils in the UK.  He has also been a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department for Education and Employment and Local Government and the Regions.

David was appointed Vice Chair of the Trust in September 2020.

 

Ian Clayton Ian is an Education Consultant, including contracts with the Association of School and College Leaders and the National Governance Association. He spent 41 years working in schools, 21 years of which were in the role of Principal in three settings. As the Principal of, at the time, the largest secondary school in Norfolk, he guided the school to achieve an Ofsted outstanding grading. He has also worked with schools both in Norfolk and nationally as a Local Leader of Education and as an Advisory Headteacher for the Department for Education. Ian was awarded an M.B.E. for Services to Education.

Additionally, he is a Governor at his local hospital and a Governor Improvement Advisor for a Norfolk Multi-Academy Trust. His interests include his music and exploring the coast near to where he lives.