Key Personnel



Jim Warwick

Jim has previously been Deputy Chair of the Local Governing Body at Chesterton alongside his prior role as Managing Director of ABCAM. Jim holds a degree in Computer Science from Christ’s College, Cambridge University. From 1986 to 2003 he worked for Analysys Ltd, a Cambridge based telecoms consultancy, heading up their IT, software and web development initiatives. During this period he also held a number of external non-exec directorships including Workbench Software Ltd, a start-up with a targeted software package for time recording systems and VBN Ltd, a web-based hosting company specialising in business cluster and innovation network solutions.


Mary Sanders

A renowned editor with a wealth of educational experience as well as wide ranging Governance experience. Mary has previously been the Chair of Governors of Chesterton and currently holds the Chair of Downham Market Academy being instrumental is establishing a vibrant Local Body.


Ann Constantine

Ann has a long and distinguished career in education most recently leading Cambridge Regional College for over 6 years. During her time at CRC, Anne has played a leading role in education in the city, opening up new opportunities in education with the launch of the University Technical College Cambridge and the Academy at CRC for 14 to 16 year-old pupils. Under her leadership, the college also opened an innovative ‘clean tech’ SmartLife Low Carbon Training centre, and a specialist learning centre for health and social care students on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site.


Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones is a British computer scientist who researches the implementation and applications of functional programming languages, particularly lazy functional programming.

Peyton Jones worked in industry for two years before serving as a lecturer at University College London and, from 1990 to 1998, as a professorat the University of Glasgow. Since 1998 he has worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England.

He is a major contributor to the design of the Haskell programming language, and a lead developer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He is also co-creator of the C– programming language, designed for intermediate program representation between the language-specific front-end of a compiler and a general-purpose back-end code generator and optimiser. C– is used in GHC.

He was also a major contributor to the 1999 book Cybernauts Awake,[14] which explored the ethical and spiritual implications of the Internet.

Peyton Jones chairs the Computing At School (CAS) group,[2] an organisation which aims to promote the teaching of computer science at school.


Morag Morrison-Helme

Morag has worked at Cambridge University Faculty of Education since 2002.  She supervises and lectures on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in Drama, Creativity and Arts Education.  Morag co-ordinates the MPhil in Arts, Culture and Education and is Director of Studies for Education at St John’s College. She is currently also external examiner for the University of Warwick PGCE in Drama and English.  Morag is involved in International Teacher Development work through her engagement with a programme of teacher education reform in Kazakhstan.

Morag, has taught Drama and Applied Theatre across a range of settings in Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden.  She began her career as a secondary school Drama teacher and lecturer in Drama Teacher Training in Australia and was also involved in curriculum development with the Board of senior Secondary School studies in Queensland before arriving to take up a lecturing post in post graduate Teacher Education at the University of Cambridge.    Morag has been involved in on-going research in Conflict Management, Pupil Voice and Democratic Teaching and Learning through the Art Education and Embodied Learning.  Most recently she has been involved in developing an understanding of the role Applied Theatre pedagogy can play across diverse educational contexts and international settings. She is involved in an on-going ERASMUS exchange with the University of Gothenberg, Sweden, where she uses Applied Theatre in Nursing and Health Care education and is currently also utilizing Drama pedagogy in teacher development work in Kazakhstan.



Sherry Coutu

Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Founders4Schools and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and a NED of Zoopla and the London Stock Exchange Group. She also serves on the Advisory Board of

Philanthropically, she supports the Prince’s Trust, the Crick Institute and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council. Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to entrepreneurship in the New Year’s Honours List 2013, is author of ‘The Scale-up Report’ on UK economic growth and serves as an Ambassador for London.


Tim Oates

Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, focussing on national and international research on assessment and measurement. More recently, he has undertaken wide-ranging international comparison of the performance of education systems, and advised OECD on its curriculum review work. In 2010 he published ‘Could do better’ which laid down the principles for the review of the National Curriculum in England. From 2010-2013, he was chair of the Expert Panel for Review of the National Curriculum. He has published widely on assessment and curriculum. He was a member of the Ofqual Vocational Standards Advisory Group. Tim routinely provides briefings and advice to UK and other governments. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. In 2015 he was awarded a CBE for services to education.


Graham Virgo

Graham Virgo is a legal academic and barrister who is currently serving as the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Cambridge. He is also Professor of English Private Law and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. He is a leading academic in the law of restitution.

Alongside his academic roles, Virgo is an academic bencher at Lincoln’s Inn and an academic door tenant at XXIV Old Buildings. Before assuming his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, he was the Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.


Richard Russel

Richard Russell is currently a member of the executive board of the Art Council England as its Chief Operating Officer.

Richard leads on the Arts Council’s investment, governance and planning functions.

He is also responsible for the Arts Council’s fifth goal: ensuring that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries

Before taking up his position on the Executive Board, Richard was Director of Policy and Research and led the Arts Council’s work on leadership and workforce in the arts and cultural sector.  In 2013, he was responsible for producing the Arts Council’s refreshed strategic framework ‘Great art and culture for everyone.

Richard began his career leading arts organisations and festivals across England, including as Programme Manager for Birmingham City Council on the UK City of Music in 1992.

Richard joined the Arts Council in 2000, and was director in the South East region before moving to the Arts Council’s head office in 2010



Richard Auffret


Martin Russel


Suzanne Izzard

Trust Clerk

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