You can contact the Chair of Governors at:

Mr Max Jeffery
c/o Clerk to the Governors
The JCB Academy
Mill Street
ST14 5JX


The boards of members and trustees at The JCB Academy are unpaid positions.

Max Jeffery, ChairSponsor Member's Representative;
07.09.18 Employee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Director of Global
Learning and Development)
Legal and HR
Safeguarding / Learner Welfare
Leadership & Management, PR
Apprentice Outcomes
Finance, Audit & Risk / Property / H&S
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
David Bell, Vice Chair Trustee17.08.07 Employee of J C Bamford Excavators LtdKS4/KS5 Engineering / Business Curriculum
Legal and HR
Apprentice Outcomes
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
Andrew GeerTrustee05.05.15Employee of Rolls-Royce Plc (Chief Engineer and Head of
Programme – UltraFan Demonstrator)
KS4/KS5 Engineering / Business Curriculum
David Richards Trustee06.05.14 Employee of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
(General Manager - Human Resources)
Leadership & Management, PR
Paula Gwinnett Trustee11.09.20 Employee of Harper Adams UniversityLeadership & Management, PR
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
KS4/KS5 Engineering / Business Curriculum
Jenny McGuirkPrincipal; Trustee01.01.09 Employee of The JCB Academy Trust (Principal);
Governor of Futures Foundation
Safeguarding and Learner Welfare
Adrian Ross Member01.09.10Employee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Group Legal Counsel);
Trustee of JCB Lifeplan
Mark TurnerMember01.12.15Employee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Chief Operating
Property and Health & Safety
Liam CairnsParent Governor08.09.21Employee of DaviesQuality assurance, safeguarding / learner welfare
Hannah SolomonParent Governor08.09.21Employee of NHSQuality assurance, safeguarding / learner welfare
Sally Simpkin Co-opted Governor13.02.18 NilSafeguarding / Learner Welfare
Apprentice Outcomes
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
Riaan HubingerTrustee08.09.21Employee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Head of Group Treasury & Export Finance)Finance, Audit, Property, Health & Safety

Attendance of meetings

The information on governance included here supplements that described in the Trustees’ report and in the Statement of Trustees’ responsibilities. The board of Trustees has formally met 4 times during in the year to August 2021.

Attendance in the year to August 2021 at meetings of the board of Trustees was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
M Jeffery, Chair44
D R Bell, Vice Chair (current position)44
A J Greer24
D M Richards34
S Simpkin14
T Penter44
H Kaur44
J McGuirk, Principal and Accounting Officer44
P Gwinnett44

The board maintains effective governance in fewer than 6 meetings annually through the use of a subcommittee structure.

The Finance link committee is a sub-committee of the main Board of Trustees , its purpose is to prepare and present their analysis of the financial performance and position of the Academy to the Board of Trustees throughout the year. The committee meets on a regular basis prior to full Board of Trustees meetings and will subsequently present their findings.

Attendance in the year to August 2021 was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
T Penter33
M Jeffery33
J McGuirk33
R Hubinger11

The Members met in meetings as follows:

MemberMeetings attendedOut of a possible
D Ross11
M Turner11
J C Bamford Excavators represented by M Jeffery11