Chair of Governors:

Chair of Governors: Mr David Giles  

To contact Medway UTC’s Chair of Governors please email: j.legge@medwayutc.co.uk


Trustees – Appointed by Members  

The Governing Body of the Medway UTC comprises of the following:

  • David Giles, Chair of Governors. 
  • Paul Charman, Governor.
  • Andrew Brader, MidKent Training Services (Member of Resources and Audit Committee).
  • Louise Brenlund, Brachers LLP (Chair of Resources Committe).
  • Simon Cook, MidKent College (Member of Academic Standards Committee).
  • Paul Cottam – Interim Principal, Medway UTC (Member of Academic Standards, Audit and Resources Committee). Financial Officer.
  • Richard Judge, Delphi Diesel Systems
  • Chis Lilley, Redrow
  • James Nunn, Parent Governor (Member of Academic Standards Committee).
  • Rodney Sutton – Chair of Audit Committee, Kreston Reeves (Chair of Audit and member of Resources Committee). Chief Financial Officer.
  • Les Wicks, Medway Local Authority (Member of Academic Standards Committee).
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Robinson, Royal School of Military Engineering (Member of Academic Standards Committee).
  • Stuart Ashenden, University of Greenwich
  • Lee Penfold, BAE Systems 

A copy of minutes, apart from confidential items, will be available  by emailing medwayutc@medwayutc.co.uk.


Structure:

GB Structure

Remit: 

  • Members

The Members of the Medway UTC Trust, which is a company limited by guarantee, are akin to the shareholders of a company limited by shares. As a matter of general company law, the Members of the UTC Trust (in contrast to Trustees/Governors/Directors), do not have fiduciary duties to the UTC Trust. Members instead have certain powers and duties, which Trustees do not themselves have. In particular, for UTCs these are:

  1. appoint those Trustees, who are not otherwise appointed by other parties;
  2. remove Trustees, but ensuring that nominees of the university and employers retain the majority on the Trust Board;
  3. receive the audited accounts (but do not approve them as that is responsibility of Trustees);
  4. may change or amend the Trust’s Articles of Association, subject to the agreement of the Secretary of State, change the Trust’s name.

Members meet in general meetings called by the Trustees, while they can additionally request to hold extraordinary general meetings.

  • Trust Board

The Trustees of the UTC will be in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Trust. The Trustees will form the Trust Board. The Trustees have a range of responsibilities and powers which they are legally required to carry out, working in close partnership with the Principal and other senior staff to ensure that the UTC provides the best possible education for all students.

The Trust Board considers the vision and aims of the Trust as it relates to the UTC, as well as strategy and policy to deliver its key objectives. It has ultimate responsibility for all budgets, salaries, premises, facilities, quality and standards of education provided, including important matters such a safeguarding, as well as audit matters.

Additional to assuring good governance, the Board’s primary objectives are to assist the Principal in delivering the best possible outcomes for all students, and hold the Principal and designated senior leadership team (ie the UTC Executive) to account for ways in which this is carried out. It will do so through receiving regular reports from the Executive for consideration by the Trust Board.

In addition to the main Trust Board, there is three Committees that provide a focus to the consideration and provision of support to specific pan-Trust matters, namely:

  • Academic Standards Committee

This Committee oversees the curriculum policies across the Trust, review the standards of education attained in relation to statutory and local expectations and targets, consider academic aspects set out the UTC Improvement Plan developed by the UTC Executive, adoption and implementation of staffing policies to ensure the attainment of expected academic standards, review of outcomes of Ofsted inspections, internal assessments of standards carried out to the Ofsted framework and standards, and resulting actions for all improvement plans. This Committee comprises of a designated selection of Trustees from the Trust Board, and is informed by members from the UTC Executive. It has a designated Chair operates to an agreed Terms of Reference.

  • Resources Committee

This Committee oversees the Trust’s finances, facilities, human and other resources on behalf of the Trust Board, agree the annual budget reflecting the priorities set out in the UTC Improvement Plan for agreement by the Trust Board, keep under review the Scheme of Delegation in financial matters to the Principal for the day to day financial management and operation of the UTC, respond to issues arising from annual financial audit, conduct reviews of the Trust pay policy to take account of local and national developments and make appropriate recommendations to the Trust Board, etc. This Committee comprises of a designated selection of Trustees from the Trust Board, and is informed by members from the UTC Executive. It has a designated Chair operates to an agreed Terms of Reference.

  • Audit Committee

Given the projected income of the UTC, there is no requirement for it to have a separate Audit Committee. However, the Trust considers it desirable to have one so that there is a clear and demonstrable demarcation between the day to day affairs conducted by the UTC and that of the Resources Committee, and the important function of Financial Audit, internal and external. The purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the UTC is operating to the highest professional and ethical standards, and the highest standards of propriety in the use of public funds, with robust accountability procedures in the use of such funds. This Committee comprises of a designated selection of Trustees from the Trust Board, and is informed by members from the UTC Executive. It has a designated Chair operates to an agreed Terms of Reference.


Members:

Name Appointed
Paul Charman 01/07/2013
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Chris Jones 10/07/2017
Declaration of Business Interest Employed by BAM Construction Ltd, Bam FM is an opperating division of BAM Construct.
Alan Reed 01/07/2013
Declaration of business Interest Appointed (by the University of Greenwich) as governor of Medway UTC and Leigh UTC,  Trustee of the Sheppey Heritage trust, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Registered Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, Son contracted to provide the first Medway UTC website.
Les Wicks 01/07/2013
Declaration of Business Interest Elected Member of Medway Council, Member of Kent and Medway Superannuation Committee, Trustee at Parkwood Youth Club.
Carol Winn 10/03/2017
Declaration of Business Interest N/A

Trustees 

Name Appointed Attendance
Andrew Brader 01/07/2013 3 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest Managing Director – MidKent College Training Services
Louise Brenlund 27/03/2017 1 of 2
Declaration of business Interest Sat on the Business Advisory Board for the Leigh UTC (Last meeting in 2015
Paul Charman  01/07/2013 3 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest N/A
Simon Cook 20/07/2015 2 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest Principal – MidKent College
Richard Judge  09/10/2017 N/A
Declaration of Business Interest   N/A
David Giles (Chair) 26/03/2018
Declaration of Business Interest n/a
James Nunn 15/11/2015 3 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest   N/A
Stuart Ashenden  26/03/2018 1
Declaration of Business Interest 1
William Robinson 27/03/2017 1 of 2
Declaration of Business Interest   Member of the Chartered Management Institute, Member of the City and Guilds Institute, Minstry of Defence
Rodney Sutton 01/07/2013 3 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest   N/A
Les Wicks 01/07/2013 3 of 3
Declaration of Business Interest   Elected member of Medway Council, Member of Kent and Medway superanuation committee, Trustee of Parkwood Youth Club

 

Chris Lilley

09/10/2018

1

Declaration of Business Interest

N/A

Lee Penfold

26/03/2018

1

Declaration of Business Interest

 

N/A

 

 


Resigned in the last 12 months:

Name Appointed Resigned
Nicholas Fowler, Trustee 01/07/2013 08/10/2017
Declaration of Business Interest N/A  
Chris Jones, Trustee 10/07/2013 08/10/2017
Declaration of Business Interest Employed by BAM Construction Ltd, Bam FM is an opperating division of BAM Construct.  
Karon Buck, Principal 15/09/2014 31/12/2017
Declaration of Business Interest Relationship with member of staff -Cho  
Alan Reed, Trustee Member/Governor/Director/Trustee – Medway UTC Ltd – Nominated University of Greenwich representative. Governor (Trustee) The Leigh Academies Trust – Nominated University of Greenwich Representative. Trustee – The Sheppey Heritage Trust Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Registered Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council 26/03/2018
Sallyann McLean, Trustee Recently resigned from the board of the Medway Education and Business Partnership. 26/03/2018

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