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.
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.
Following a successful first career as a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy Tom retrained as a solicitor specialising in education law.
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.
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.
Robin taught at primary schools in Camborne and Penzance before two deputy head roles near Bristol. Robin returned to Cornwall in 1996 to take up the headship of Penryn Junior School and progressed the school to ‘outstanding’ in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy Alder – Trust Secretary
Jeremy has worked as an independent governance professional since 2011 – working with more than a dozen academies across Cornwall.