Board of Trustees

Mike Hosking – Chair

Born in Redruth, Mike spent almost 50 years working in local government first of all in Cornwall, but then with long spells in both Central London and Cambridgeshire.

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Nick Lake – Finance Lead

Starting his career in Precious Metal Engineering in London Nick moved to Cornwall in 1976. There he started his entrepreneurial career experience in retail and wholesale.

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Tom Briant-Evans

Following a successful first career as a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy Tom retrained as a solicitor specialising in education law.

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Karen Brokenshire

Karen has an extensive background is in Education. In her early career she taught across a range of schools working in different management and leadership roles.

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Nik Butcher

Nik has a wealth of experience in corporate and charity governance. He has worked for a wide range of companies, including British Sugar, Poundland and Vision Express.

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Keith Tipler

Keith took early retirement from a Managing Director’s role at a packaging group. He spent many years as a Governor and Chair of Roskear school.

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John Whetter

John spent 37 years teaching, with the last 18 years of these as a very successful Headteacher (including an “Outstanding” Ofsted judgement) in one of our Crofty schools.

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Peter Sheppard

Peter is the managing director of Drillserve, an international mining equipment company. He has been a governor at Redruth school since 1998. He also a trustee of Camborne school of mines, Heartlands charitable trust and King Edwards mine charitable trust.

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Jeremy Alder – Trust Secretary

Jeremy has worked as an independent governance professional since 2011 – working with more than a dozen academies across Cornwall.

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