HCAT Key Information

Governance

Hull Collaborative Academy Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, who have ultimate legal accountability for the educational outcomes of the Trust’s schools, as well as setting the Trust’s strategy, financial management, and regulatory compliance.

The Trust also appoints governors to each schools’ Local Governing Body.

Governance of the Trust is supported by the linked documents and information below, which includes details about the Trust’s Members and Trustees, Scheme of Delegation, Governance Handbook, financial information, Trust policies and a Register of Interests.

Our Team

Pauline Winn

Trustee

Pauline Winn

Trustee

Pauline has extensive experience of Restorative Practice and been an active member of Collingwood Primaries Governing body for many years.

Vanessa Nolan

Chief Financial Officer

Vanessa Nolan

Chief Financial Officer

As a Qualified Chartered Accountant, Vanessa has a wide range of experience, both in a commercial environment and in an Educational setting.

Suzanne Wilson

Strategic Safeguarding Lead

Suzanne Wilson

Strategic Safeguarding Lead

Suzanne built up extensive safeguarding experience whilst working at Hull City Council for over 25 years.

Darren Marks

Head of School Improvement

Darren Marks

Head of School Improvement

Darren is highly committed to ensuring all children are entitled to the highest quality education.

Claire Mudd

Founding Head

Claire Mudd

Founding Head

Claire has been teaching in Hull Schools for 22 years and has been Head teacher at Wheeler Primary School since 2017.

Melissa Milner

Founding Head

Melissa Milner

Founding Head

Melissa has been recognised both nationally and internationally for her leadership and work on research and development in education.

Katie Beal

Deputy CEO - Founding Head

Katie Beal

Deputy CEO - Founding Head

Katie has been Head at Eastfield since September 2004 and was previously Headteacher at Craven Primary between October 1998 and July 2004.

Estelle Macdonald OBE

CEO

Estelle Macdonald OBE

CEO

Estelle is CEO of HCAT, she was awarded a OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2016 for her services to Education.

Andrew Barber

Trustee

Andrew Barber

Trustee

A Director with experience across the charity, public and private sectors with determined, passionate and inspirational leadership skills.

Chris Huscroft

Trustee

Chris Huscroft

Trustee

Chris has worked in the East Riding leading to his appointment as Executive Head Teacher of Swanland Primary School and Dunswell Academy.

Michael Whitaker

Trustee

Michael Whitaker

Trustee

Michael has over 40 years of experience in education and social care.

Malcolm Mathias

Trustee

Malcolm Mathias

Trustee

A Qualified Environmental Health Officer/Manager/ISO 9001 Lead Assessor/Health and Safety Consultant/Professional Trainer.

Cheryl Yates

Trustee

Cheryl Yates

Trustee

Cheryl is a CIPD qualified HR professional . With over 14 years generalist experience.

Liz Wilson

Trustee

Liz Wilson

Trustee

Liz has been a Teacher for 38 years, 16 were as a headteacher in three inner city schools.

Dave Hall

Member

Dave Hall

Member

Dave spent 31 years in the Fire and Rescue Service, where he achieved the rank of Assistant Chief Officer.

Graham Wilson

Chair of Trustees and Member

Graham Wilson

Chair of Trustees and Member

A former Headteacher of two primary schools, Graham has worked as an independent consultant since September 2006.

Adrian Storr

Member

Adrian Storr

Member

Adrian has a wide range of commercial experience at Director level.

Leanne Keating

Member

Leanne Keating

Member

Leanne is a Partner in the Personal Injury Litigation department at Bridge McFarland in Hull.

Nigel Richardson CBE

Member

Nigel Richardson CBE

Member

Nigel Richardson is the former director of children’s services at Leeds City Council

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Are you ambitious, dynamic and innovative? Do you have the passion, vision and skills to support our Academy on its exciting journey of development and growth? Would you like to know more about joining the HCAT family? 

Please contact Mrs F Ward below for further information.