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Steve Bowbrick

Steve is a Social Media Editor for BBC Radio. He has a background of leadership in digital businesses, having founded several important early web businesses. He is an experienced digital practitioner with expertise in web site design, social media, editorial and digital strategy. Steve is one of three subscribing Members of the Trust and has was Fair Field Junior School’s LGB Chair and subsequently Chair of the Trust from 2008 to 2019.

Ian Connon

Ian has been a School Governor for many years. He also has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant and auditor and is currently Technical Director with a major firm of accountants. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s Technical and Practical Auditing Committee. Ian is a current Member of the Poppy Academy Trust and the Chair of Trustees of the Poppy Academy Trust.

Andrew Gardiner

Andrew is an Associate Director at Arup, an international design and engineering consultancy, and is a Chartered Fire Safety Engineer. In addition to his project work, he is responsible for resourcing projects, for implementation of the firm’s Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Management System and he holds an IOSH Managing Safety in Construction certificate. Andrew is a current Member of the Poppy Academy Trust.

Jeremy Newton

Jeremy’s careers with British Telecom and later the NHS focused on the management of change and innovation, ending as Operations Director for one of the top-rated Clinical Commissioning Groups. Since 2013, Jeremy has been on the Management Committee of Radlett’s Anglican church, undertaking a variety of roles, including churchwarden and the church’s lead for the building of a new church and community hall (opened Autumn 2023) with associated affordable housing. For relaxation, he is a guide at St Albans cathedral and enjoys Scottish country dancing.

Diocese of St Albans

The Diocese of St Albans is a corporate member, appointed to uphold the Christian ethos of any C of E schools within the Trust. 

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