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Executive Team

The Trust is led by Rob Tarn CBE (CEO), Jane Wilson (Deputy CEO) and an Executive Group comprising of a number of Directors and Executive Principals. They meet regularly and co-ordinate the policies and activities of the Trust in conjunction with the Trustees, Principals and Chairs of Governing Bodies at each individual academy.


Executive Board

The Chief Executive is supported by an Executive Board comprising senior officers from across the Trust. Its purpose is to manage generally the business of the Trust within agreed financial limits set by the Trust Board from time to time. Subject to these financial limits, the Executive Board has primary authority for the day to day management of the Trust’s operations save for those matters which are reserved to the Trust Board or its committees.

The Executive Board is the overall decision-making body for performance and delivery, under delegated authority from the Board.





  • Executive Team Information
  • Rob Tarn CBE Chief Executive Officer
    Jane Wilson Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Gareth Edmunds Chief Operating & Financial Officer
    Jude Mitchell Deputy Chief Operating Officer
    Gary Lee Director of Finance and Procurement
    Jill Parker Senior Executive Assistant to CEO
    Kathryn Nicholson Senior Executive Assistant to DCEO
    Andrew Jordon Senior Executive Principal
    Michael Robson Senior Executive Principal
    Deb Murphy Senior Executive Principal
    Declaration of Interests

    Declaration of business interests for the Executive Team can be found under the following page:

    Did you know? All of our 21 inspected academies are graded GOOD or OUTSTANDING

    And Northern Education Trust underwent a Multi-Academy Trust Summary Evaluation visit by Ofsted in March 2023.

    Read our MAT Summary Evaluation