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
  • challenging and monitoring the performance of all academies
  • managing the trust’s finances and properties
  • employing staff

Sponsor Appointed Directors

Professor Morag Shiach


Chair of The Trust

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Professor Virginia Davis

BA, PhD (Dubl.), MBA (London), FRHistS

Vice Chair of Drapers' Brookside Junior and Infant Schools

Ms Alison Blunt

Vice Chair of Drapers' Academy

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Ms Gillian Kemp


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Mr David Sumner

MA (Oxon), FCA

Chair of Finance and Audit

Mrs Mary Ireland

Chair of Drapers' Maylands Primary School

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Mr Patrick Beddows

Chair of Drapers' Pyrgo Priory School

Mrs Bryony Frost

Vice Chair of Drapers' Maylands Primary School

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