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Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

Jeremy Rowe
Chief Executive Officer


Ali O'Connor
Chief Operating Officer


"During my early career I worked in IT including five years as an engineer at the Applecentre, Cambridge.  After raising my family I moved into business and administration management, largely based within the care sector.  I joined Sir John Leman High School in 2011 as Business Manager and was responsible for the school’s conversion to multi academy trust status in 2017.  I am now employed as the Chief Operating Officer for the Trust, and very much enjoy working alongside our Trustees, the CEO and our central team.  I am a keen DIY enthusiast and enjoy dressmaking."

Michael Taylor
Headteacher, Sir John Leman High School

Jackie Etteridge
Headteacher, Roman Hill Primary School

Dave Lee-Allan
Headteacher, Stowmarket High School


"I started my career in teaching as a drama teacher, and I loved it. I look back on the school productions I worked on as some of my proudest moments. I have always worked in comprehensive education, working at a senior level in schools in Essex, Suffolk and Thurrock. I was Acting Principal in two schools before I joined Stowmarket High as Headteacher in 2015."

Dan Mayhew
Headteacher, Alde Valley Academy


"Following having the position of Deputy Headteacher at Alde Valley Academy, I became Headteacher of the school in January 2018. I started in Education as a Science teacher and have taught all Science subjects at KS3 and KS4. I came into teaching at the age of 26 having worked as an Analytical and Consulting Chemist at Levington Laboratories in Ipswich. I have played Hockey for East of England at Under 21 level and played a high standard of football when I was younger, playing for Norwich City Football Club and represented Suffolk up to the age of 21. I have a wife and two teenage boys, both of which are playing high level Hockey and Football."

Jamie White
Director of Primary Education & Headteacher, Oulton Broad Primary School
(Associate Member)

Lindsay Hanger
Headteacher, Northgate Primary School
(Associate Member)


Sarah Gallagher
Headteacher, Snape Primary School
(Associate Member)

Helen Wilson
Director of Secondary Education & Principal, Thurston Community College
(Associate Member)