Our Members


Steve Wheatley - Vice Principal - Harris Garrard Academy


More than 10 years’ experience at senior management level with in organisations.  Lead role in management of business development with focus on improvement and efficiencies, staffing development, management of health and safety and facilities reporting to both public and senior board level. HR experience both at local and corporate level ranging from small disputes with mediators resolutions through to disciplinarians and employment tribunals. Regional manager with staffing numbers at times in excess of 450 employees.  Experienced in staff management of single status contracts and multi varied contracts inclusive of TUPE’d staff. Local, regional and national group restructure experience working closely with unions, staff and customers towards best end goals. Commercial management of varied members in excess of 10,000 with focus of staff retention and customer attrition reducing both categories in form of actual leavers whilst also creating staff development plans for staff to progress in their careers. Managed multimillion pound budgets and project managed refurbishments and new builds / installations ensuring compliance with current legislation.

Compliance Qualified Health and Safety trainer and assessor in disciplines such as first aid, health and safety management, fire safety, food hygiene etc. Managed facilities through quality assurance inspections gaining the likes of accreditation in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 in industry and also the educational inspection framework of OFSTED being graded Outstanding. Whilst operations director of a management consultancy I advised on local and regional initiatives for NEET clients and improvements to their circumstances placing them back in to the work place. This was done whilst offering full protection to the business recruiting, the client requiring work placement and job agency struggling to place them, very often offering work based training making the clients "job ready".    

Business Improvement Improved centre EBITDA 29% year on year higher than forecast. Financial sustainability in centre which had previously run as a community offering but a financial drain on the group, this turned around to make profit and improve services for the first time in previous 5 years. Improved work force, better trained, more qualified and better staffing retention. Project managed rebuild / refurbishments of facilities accounting for all health and safety and financial responsibility. Successfully bid for finding to develop projects to further support the customers and staffing team. Training program written and developed from scratch to include staff incentives and benefits. Wrote successful business tenders for national contracts of large organisations.   


Sue Reid - School Improvement Partner

Sue is a qualified teacher of science with NPQH and post graduate qualifications in science education and school leadership development. She worked as a local authority school improvement advisor for several years supporting primary and secondary schools. Susan contracted with Ofsted as an Ofsted Inspector in September 2015. She previously inspected as a lead and team additional inspector with tribal for a number of years. Susan is currently a self -employed education consultant working across England for maintained schools, stand-alone academies and academy chains. She has carried out La school improvement effectiveness audits and has assisted a failing LA to achieve improvement. Susan inspects schools internationally and specialises in improvement of SEN provision, teaching and learning and leadership in schools, delivering a range of curricular including CSE, ICSE, MoE and IB. Susan has been subject to enhanced DBS.


Terry Woodgates - Chartered accountant

Terry started his career in 1995 with the Gen Re insurance group, qualifying as a  Certified Accountant in 1998. After a six year spell with HSBC Asset Management, he moved to Charles Taylor Insurance Services, providing accountancy services to a number of insurance industry clients within the Lloyd's market, one of which was Nomina which he subsequently joined in 2011. Managing a team of 5, Terry is responsible for producing the annual accounts for over 1,500 companies and partnerships. As well as specialising in the preparation of financial statements for insurance companies, Terry has comprehensive experience in the production of consolidated group accounts. 


Anna Dillnot - Barrister

Anna Dilnot has a broad commercial and commercial Chancery practice with particular expertise in civil fraud, multi-jurisdiction disputes and international arbitration. Anna is recommended as a leading junior in the legal directories for both commercial litigation and civil fraud, being described as “a first class junior” and “a dynamic and experienced junior …regarded as going places .” Commentat


Cengiz Mehmet - Businessman


Cengiz has been involved for many years with WIndrush School- part of the Trust- as both his children attended the Thamesmead site. He has been a member of the Local Governing Body for eight years and makes a valuable contribution in terms of premises and health and safety; he helped oversee the £3 million pound refurbishment of Windrush Charlton between 2012-2014. 

He is a local businessman who runs his own courier company delivering goods in Britain and Europe. His strengths lie in procurement and contracts.