Meet the Trustees

Charles joined as a Trustee in 2020 with a wealth of experience and a strong family connection to the Trust. 


He is a senior Partner of the Clayton & Frickley Farm Partnerships (rural land management with residential and commercial property) and served as Chairman of the British Horse Racing Authority [BHA] Disciplinary Panel as well as serving on the BHA Appeal Board and holding the post of Racecourse Chairman of the Stewarding Panel.


Charles brings expertise in Estate property management to the Trust along with knowledge of regulation and running regulatory bodies. 


He is a keen sportsman with a love of rural pursuits, horse racing and rugby union. 

Charles Warde Aldam


Jim joined as a Trustee in 2018 with a lifetime of experience in Specialist Education as a Teacher, Headteacher and Director of Education and Support Services. 


Since 2013 Jim has been a Consultant in Autism and brings a wealth of expertise in Autism from Early Years to Adulthood.


Jim is Keen to support the Trust in this area.


He is a keen runner with a love of reading and live music who is passionate about supporting diversity in education and society. 

Jim Taylor


Mark joined as a Trustee in 2018 bringing with him experience as a Company Director and a Charity Trustee. 


He has set up and run businesses, chaired and been a Trustee of charities and working in property management and farming, he is also an experience mentor. 


Mark is keen to support the Trust with fundraising and objective non conflicted oversight and advice. 


His personal interests include the countryside and the arts. 

Mark Warde-Norbury


Sue joined as a Trustee in 2020 and is the Vice Chair of the board, Safeguarding Representative and nursery Registered Individual. 


She brings with her 35 years' experience as a Music Teacher, much of which was done in SEN settings. She is also Chair of Governors of a a large infant school, a role she has undertaken since 2017. 


Sue has been the Chair of Doncaster Choral Society for 25 years, working with professional orchestras and soloists. Life Patron. 


She is keen to continue to assist in the development of robust strategies which will enable the Trust to remain viable for years to come and to ensure that her areas of responsibility are carried out to the benefit of our children and young people through supporting the staff who deliver a daily quality provisions. 


Sue's personal interests include choral music, cricket, cooking, reading and having fun with her grandchildren. 

Sue Dumican

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Marek joined as a Trustee in November 2018 and became our Interim Chair in 2020 when Bobbie Roberts, our previous Chair retired. 


With 36 years of banking experience, mainly at HSBC, eight years as a school governor at an Independent School, and four years as a Trustee on the local Leisure Trust, Marek has a great range of skills and experience to bring to the Trust. 


Marek's role is to lead the board and support the Executive Principal with the implementation of the strategic plan. 


He is also a keen runner (up to 10k) and loves travel and food!

Marek Gutowski

Chair of Trustees