You can contact the Chair of Governors at:

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


Max Jeffery, ChairSponsor Member's Representative;
07.09.18 Employee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Director of Global
Learning and Development)
Apprentice Outcomes
Leadership and Management
Legal and HR
David Bell, Vice Chair Trustee17.08.07 Employee of J C Bamford Excavators LtdKS4/KS5 Business/Engineering Curriculum
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
Learner Outcomes
Legal and HR
Andrew GeerTrustee05.05.15Employee of Rolls-Royce Plc (Chief Engineer and Head of
Programme – UltraFan Demonstrator)
KS4/KS5 Business/Engineering Curriculum
David Richards Trustee06.05.14 Employee of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
(General Manager - Human Resources)
Leadership and Management
Paula Gwinnett Trustee11.09.20 Employee of Harper Adams UniversityFinance
Property and Health & Safety
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 TurnerMember01.12.15 EEmployee of J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (Chief Operating
Property and Health & Safety
Harry KaurParent Governor24.04.17 Employee of Ad Comms (Business Development Manager)Quality Assurance
Safeguarding and Learner Welfare
Tim PenterParent Governor24.04.17Director of Praxis HospitalityFinance
Quality Assurance
Sally Simpkin Co-opted Governor13.02.18 NoneApprentice Outcomes
KS4/KS5 Core Curriculum
Safeguarding and Learner Welfare

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 2020.

Attendance in the year to August 2020 at meetings of the board of Trustees was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
M Jeffery, Chair (current position)33
M Jeffery, Vice Chair (previous position)11
D R Bell, Vice Chair (current position)33
D R Bell, Chair (previous position)11
A J Greer34
D M Richards34
A C Ross12
M W Turner12
J Wade, Principal and Accounting Officer44
K Norris12
H E Riley12
J McGuirk, Principal and Accounting Officer00
P Gwinnett00

The board maintains effective 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 2020 was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
K Norris12
T Penter (Non Trustee)33
M Jeffery12
J McGuirk00