There is currently a vacancy on the Local Governing Body (LGB) of ARK Brunel. All parents/guardians of children at the school are eligible to stand as candidates, and to vote in the election. If there are more candidates than vacancies a ballot will be held.
Letters, Nomination Forms and Candidate's Personal Statements were sent home with children on the 13th January. If you have not received this, copies are available from the school office. All nominations should be returned to the school by Friday 24th January. Candidates will be invited to attend a meeting with the Governance Manager of ARK Academies, who will explain fully the role of a parent governor.
Rebecca Boomer Clark, joined Ark in 2017, after serving as Regional Schools Commissioner for South-West England. Prior to that role, Rebecca worked with Oasis Community Learning for eight years in a variety of roles, initially as a vice principal and principal in Bristol, before eventually moving on to be a Regional Director and National Education Director at the multi-academy trust. She became Ark’s Director of Secondary in 2018.
Neil is a partner in the programme leadership practice of Deloitte LLP. From 2005 until 2013 Neil was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member of LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games). Neil was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours for his services to the London 2012 bid.
Prior to his secondment to LOCOG Neil was an audit partner with both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, working primarily in the Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure sector with a focus on energy trading. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Bristol.
Tina currently undertakes a number of trustee roles within the third sector, including Clore Social Leadership and Pilotlight, and is also Chair of Governors at Ark Swift Primary Academy. She was involved in the formation of the Resolution Foundation and is now a Trustee. The Resolution Foundation is an independent research and policy organisation whose focus is to improve living standards for the 15 million people in Britain on low and middle incomes. Prior to working in this sector, Tina’s career was spent in the banking and insurance industry with KPMG, J Rothschild and HSBC.
Jo is Founder and Managing Director of Barwood Capital Ltd, a UK regional property specialist, and has taken a leading role in the creation and growth of several other successful property related businesses across a range of sectors between 2006-2017. Jo began her career at Ernst & Young before joining Thomson Reuters to create and lead an in-house global mergers and acquisitions team. Jo was a Trustee of the Girls Day School Trust (GDST) from 2011-2017 and a member of the GDST Academy Trust Board from 2015-2018, including acting as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Dan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease Europe in 2009 and is based in London. Previously, from July 2012 until August 2014, Dan was Group Chief Operating Officer.
Dan began his Lendlease career in 1997 in Australia and between 1999 and 2001 he served as Lendlease’s Project Director for the Expansion of Sydney Airport ahead of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2001, he left to take up the role of Chief Executive of The Hornery Institute, a not-for-profit organisation established by Lendlease employees and shareholders. This role ignited Dan’s passion for Sustainability and he continues to actively champion Sustainability, having previously served as a director of the Green Building Council of Australia and as Chairman of the UK Green Building Council.
Returning to Lendlease in 2004, Dan served in senior roles before he relocated to London in 2006.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1st Class Honors) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of NSW, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)
Tim joined Ark Evelyn Grace Academy as the Principal in 2017, having previously co-founded an outstanding ARK school in Brent, Ark Academy, where he served the families and communities of Stonebridge, Harlesden and Chalkhill.