Our Trustees

 
 Sir David Bell  is the Chair of Trustees for The Transformation Trust. He is also a non-executive director of  the Economist  and is Chairman and board member of numerous organisations and universities.   David was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennyslvania. He received his knighthood for services to industry, the arts and charity. 

Sir David Bell

is the Chair of Trustees for The Transformation Trust. He is also a non-executive director of the Economist and is Chairman and board member of numerous organisations and universities. 

David was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Pennyslvania. He received his knighthood for services to industry, the arts and charity. 

 Ian Cleland  has dedicated his career to helping students and adults fulfil their potential. He has worked extensively in the education sector, notably moving the performance of a local authority's schools from 35th to 5th in the metropolitan league tables.   In 2013 Ian set up Academy Transformation Trust, an academy sponsor where he is Chief Executive. 

Ian Cleland

has dedicated his career to helping students and adults fulfil their potential. He has worked extensively in the education sector, notably moving the performance of a local authority's schools from 35th to 5th in the metropolitan league tables. 

In 2013 Ian set up Academy Transformation Trust, an academy sponsor where he is Chief Executive. 

 Lord Newby  has been an adviser to The Transformation Trust since its inception in May 2009 and has recently been re-elected as a Trustee.  Lord Newby is leader of the Lib Dem Group in the House of Lords, and has previously worked for the Lib Dems as Treasury Spokesperson, Government Deputy Chief Whip and Chief Whip. He has also worked extensively in consultancy and communications. 

Lord Newby

has been an adviser to The Transformation Trust since its inception in May 2009 and has recently been re-elected as a Trustee.

Lord Newby is leader of the Lib Dem Group in the House of Lords, and has previously worked for the Lib Dems as Treasury Spokesperson, Government Deputy Chief Whip and Chief Whip. He has also worked extensively in consultancy and communications. 

 Luke Bradley-Jones  serves as Sky UK's Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for brand strategy, product marketing, and customer engagement across all TV, broadband and mobile products. He also previously worked at BBC Worldwide as Head of Strategy and then Managing Director, and at media consultancy Spectrum Strategy Consultants. 

Luke Bradley-Jones

serves as Sky UK's Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for brand strategy, product marketing, and customer engagement across all TV, broadband and mobile products. He also previously worked at BBC Worldwide as Head of Strategy and then Managing Director, and at media consultancy Spectrum Strategy Consultants. 

 Dame Julia Cleverdon  has been listed by  The Times  as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain, and is renowned as a leader and speaker. She is currently a Vice President of Business in the Community and serves as Special Adviser to the Prince's Charities.   Julia holds an Honorary LLD from the University of Warwick, and Honorary Degrees from Harper Adams University College and the University of Middlesex. She was appointed CBE in 1996.    

Dame Julia Cleverdon

has been listed by The Times as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain, and is renowned as a leader and speaker. She is currently a Vice President of Business in the Community and serves as Special Adviser to the Prince's Charities. 

Julia holds an Honorary LLD from the University of Warwick, and Honorary Degrees from Harper Adams University College and the University of Middlesex. She was appointed CBE in 1996. 

 

 Fiona Ryland  became a Trustee in May 2015. After holding many operational roles at various retail companies, Fiona joined Compass and became HR Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland in February 2013. A passionate people person, Fiona thrives on the interaction between colleagues and clients and the personal growth and development of those she meets.   Fiona was educated at Bath University. 

Fiona Ryland

became a Trustee in May 2015. After holding many operational roles at various retail companies, Fiona joined Compass and became HR Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland in February 2013. A passionate people person, Fiona thrives on the interaction between colleagues and clients and the personal growth and development of those she meets. 

Fiona was educated at Bath University. 

 Tim Byles CBE  has worked extensively with central government and as Chief Executive of Norfolk City Council, where he raised the council's performance to its highest level. He was Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools from 2006-2011 and has since become Chief Executive of Cornerstone.   Tim received a CBE in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours list, for services to local government. 

Tim Byles CBE

has worked extensively with central government and as Chief Executive of Norfolk City Council, where he raised the council's performance to its highest level. He was Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools from 2006-2011 and has since become Chief Executive of Cornerstone. 

Tim received a CBE in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours list, for services to local government. 

 Philip Graf CBE  is Chairman of CfBT Education Trust, a leading education consultancy, and an associate of Praesta Partners LLP. He is also Vice Chairman of Crisis. He has worked extensively in various sectors, including Culture, Media and Sport, Finance, and Journalism.   Philip graduated with a degree in Law from Cambridge University.

Philip Graf CBE

is Chairman of CfBT Education Trust, a leading education consultancy, and an associate of Praesta Partners LLP. He is also Vice Chairman of Crisis. He has worked extensively in various sectors, including Culture, Media and Sport, Finance, and Journalism. 

Philip graduated with a degree in Law from Cambridge University.

 Baroness Margaret Sharp  is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group for Skills. She stood four times in Parliamentary elections and joined the bench in the House of Lords in 1998, taking front bench position on education in 2000. Margaret is a governor of two schools in Guildford, an honorary fellow of Birkbeck College and City and Guilds Institute.  Margaret studied Economics at Cambridge University at Newham College, where she is now an associate fellow. She also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex and is a visiting fellow of SPRU there. 

Baroness Margaret Sharp

is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group for Skills. She stood four times in Parliamentary elections and joined the bench in the House of Lords in 1998, taking front bench position on education in 2000. Margaret is a governor of two schools in Guildford, an honorary fellow of Birkbeck College and City and Guilds Institute.

Margaret studied Economics at Cambridge University at Newham College, where she is now an associate fellow. She also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex and is a visiting fellow of SPRU there. 

 Sir David Carter  became National Schools Commissioner in 2016, leading a team that oversees 6500 academies in England and intervenes when standards fall. He was previously CEO of a multi academy trust in Bristol, and writes a monthly column for the Times Education Supplement.   The product of a comprehensive school in South Wales, David was the first member of his family to go to university and continues to make a difference to the lives of those with similar experiences.

Sir David Carter

became National Schools Commissioner in 2016, leading a team that oversees 6500 academies in England and intervenes when standards fall. He was previously CEO of a multi academy trust in Bristol, and writes a monthly column for the Times Education Supplement. 

The product of a comprehensive school in South Wales, David was the first member of his family to go to university and continues to make a difference to the lives of those with similar experiences.

 Josh Krichefski  is currently CEO of MediaCom, the UK's largest and most successful media and communications agency. He is responsible for developing the agency's strategic business plan each year and ensuring it is delivered. In 2013 Josh conceived and executed a full company re-structure which has significantly benefitted the agency in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency. 

Josh Krichefski

is currently CEO of MediaCom, the UK's largest and most successful media and communications agency. He is responsible for developing the agency's strategic business plan each year and ensuring it is delivered. In 2013 Josh conceived and executed a full company re-structure which has significantly benefitted the agency in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency. 

 Julia Tyler  became a Trustee of the Transformation Trust in March 2017. She began work as a consultant for Coopers&Lybrand, led the operations at the Open University Business School and worked in the polytechnic sector. She was Executive Vice President of GMAC, a US based organisation, before leading degree programmes at London Business School until 2016, where she developed and delivered the strategic plan for degree education and generated 60% of fee revenue.   Julia is a graduate of Oxford and London Universities. 

Julia Tyler

became a Trustee of the Transformation Trust in March 2017. She began work as a consultant for Coopers&Lybrand, led the operations at the Open University Business School and worked in the polytechnic sector. She was Executive Vice President of GMAC, a US based organisation, before leading degree programmes at London Business School until 2016, where she developed and delivered the strategic plan for degree education and generated 60% of fee revenue. 

Julia is a graduate of Oxford and London Universities. 

 Rachel Wolf  founded New Schools network in 2009 and served as director until 2013. She was previously an educational policy adviser to Michael Gove. She now works in New York and remains a Trustee of New Schools Network. 

Rachel Wolf

founded New Schools network in 2009 and served as director until 2013. She was previously an educational policy adviser to Michael Gove. She now works in New York and remains a Trustee of New Schools Network.