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Mr Karl Jermyn, Chair of the Board of Directors and Finance Director

Karl Jermyn is a qualified Chartered Accountant (1997) with previous experience as a Senior Accountant, Finance Director and later Managing Director of a private sector organisation in Great Yarmouth with turnover of £30m and 150 staff. Karl is Chairman of Great Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Trustees of a Norfolk Charity.

Mr Andy Walder, BA (Hons), Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Prior to his recent retirement, Andy Walder held the position of Executive Director of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). He has previous experience as a Marketing & Development Director/Consultant in a number of private sector organisations. Andy is a qualified Cricket Coach.

Sophie Bates

Sophie is a social housing professional and member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, currently working as an Executive Director with a local housing association in King’s Lynn. With 23 years in social housing in a variety of roles, Sophie has extensive experience of working with local partners and stakeholders.

Peter Britton BA (Hons); solicitor; FCInstArb, and until recently a Judge

Peter was until recently an Employment Judge of some 30 years of service. Prior thereto, he was a prominent solicitor for many years in East Anglia. He was a school governor until taking up his full time judicial post 20 years ago.

Lisa Cook, BEd (Hons), NQPH

Lisa Cook is a qualified teacher and has worked in several Norfolk schools since 1994. She has sixteen years of leadership experience as the headteacher of four primary schools. Lisa has two years of experience working as a local authority School Improvement Partner in three Norfolk Schools. Her subject specialism is biological sciences. She has particular expertise in leading underperforming schools and those in challenging circumstances.

Mr Mike Douglass BA, MA, NPQH

Mike Douglass is a qualified teacher with 40 years experience .

He is currently teaching A level Economics and Business Studies on a part time basis.

Prior to his semi-retirement Mike had 18 years experience of Senior Leadership 12 of which were as Headteacher in an 11-18  secondary school. He is also an experienced examiner and has been involved in developing materials for a number of national curriculum initiatives.

Mr Richard Curtis

Richard is a retired Senior Police Officer with Norfolk Constabulary having retired in 2009 after serving 40 years.  He is also Vice Chair of a local Charity in West Norfolk and a Governor Member of the Norfolk County Council Permanent Exclusion Review Panel. He also sat on the N.C.C. School Admissions Appeal Panel for 15 years before leaving in 2017.

Richard also works as an examination invigilator at Fakenham High School and College and for Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

He was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) in 2006.