Board of Directors

Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust is fortunate to have a Board of Directors who have exceptional experience in both education and management. The directors are selected individuals from the sponsors and they have an important role in shaping the success of Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust.
The Board of Directors hold key responsibilities including;
  • Overseeing and ensuring the quality of educational provision in all of the academies
  • challenge and monitor the performance of all academies
  • managing the trust’s finances and properties
  • employing staff

8 Sponsor Appointed Directors

Professor Morag Shiach PFHEA, FRSA

Chairman of The Trust

Mr T Orchard, MA (Cantab)

Chairman of Drapers' Academy 

Mr S Foakes, TD, DL, FCIB

Chairman of Drapers' Brookside Junior and Infant Schools

Prof. V Davis, BA, PhD (Dubl.), MBA (London), FRHistS

Vice Chair of Drapers' Brookside Junior and Infant Schools







Alison Blunt

Vice Chair of Drapers' Academy




Mr D Sumner, MA (Oxon), FCA

Mr J Morgan, BA (Oxon), MMus (London), MAUA

Vice Chair of Drapers' Maylands Primary School

Mr P Beddows

Chair of Drapers' Pyrgo Priory School