Introducing our Trust Directors:
Alice Aharon (Chief Executive Officer)
Alice is the Executive Headteacher of Fair Field Junior School and St. John's Infant and Nursery School, and before that was the Headteacher of St. John's Infant and Nursery School. Prior to that she was the Head of School at St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School in Camden.
Her experience is best demonstrated by referring to recent independent inspections. In January 2018 St. John's had its 5-yearly inspection by the Church authorities (SIAMS). This graded the school “outstanding”, up from the previous outcome of "good". In Fair Field’s 2017 Ofsted inspection report, the inspectors wrote that “the acting executive headteacher and acting head of school provide strong leadership and successfully promote pupils’ learning. They ensure that all pupils receive a good education” and “the leadership’s unwavering commitment to improving standards in teaching and learning has ensured that the quality of teaching is consistently good."
Steve is a Digital Editor for BBC Radio including the Proms and the BBC Orchestras where he is responsible for online content and the development of websites and social media. He has a background of leadership in digital businesses, having founded one of Britain’s first web design firms. He is an experienced digital practitioner with expertise in website design, social media, online marketing and content creation.
Steve is one of three subscribing Members of the Trust and was Fair Field Junior School’s LGB Chair from 2008 to 2019. Steve is a current Member, and the Chair of Trustees of The Fair Field Junior School Trust.
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 Fair Field Junior School Trust.
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 Fair Field Junior School Trust.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector and currently consults on index design, quantitative research and technical analysis. He was previously Managing Director, Quantitative Research, FTSE Group and prior to that was a Quantitative Strategist at HSBC. He has also been a past chairman and president of Radlett and District Round Table. He is an Associate Member of both the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, and The Society of Technical Analysts.
Nicola is a company director with 20 years’ experience in commercial, technical and operational roles in the media industry. She has lead the strategic planning, finance and HR functions in her current role as Deputy Managing Director, as well as having Non-Executive Director roles in a number of businesses. Nicola has six years experience in school governance, she is Chair of Governors at St. John's Infant and Nursery School as well as attending the HfL Strategic Leaders of Governance group.
Lara Ashley is a management consultant with over 20 years’ experience across the private, public & third sector and has a PhD in Management and Systems. She specialises in advising executive teams on strategy, culture and performance improvement. As an immigrant and mother of four, Lara is passionate about the role of education in enhancing life opportunities and developing communities. In addition to her role as Trustee, she is also a Foundation Governor at St John’s Infant and Nursery school and is an active member of the local church.
Clare is a Finance Director and Chartered Accountant, with extensive experience leading projects in an international organisation, specialising in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and reporting. She has five years’ experience as a Governor of St John’s Infant and Nursery School and currently chairs the Resources and Audit & Risk Committees for the Trust.
John is a Regional Director and Board Member at Pick Everard, one of the UKs largest building design and construction management consultants. He is an RIBA Chartered Architect and oversees some of London and South East’s largest construction projects. His previous experience includes leading design teams on over 100 primary and secondary schools new builds and expansions. John is responsible for the practice’s regional strategy, implementation and operations.