Meet our Chief Executive Officer, Members and Trustees


Chief Executive Officer

Ms C Cuthbert

Claire-Marie Cuthbert is currently the enthusiastic CEO of The Evolve Trust and has over 15 years of leadership experience in some of the country’s most challenging schools including both primary and secondary contexts. 


Evolve Members

Mr D Swift (Chair)

Dominic studied geography at Birmingham University. He then studied Law at the University of the West of England and qualified as a lawyer in 1991. Dominic works for Browne Jacobson LLP. He is a partner in the education team and is chair of the …more


Mr P Watson

Paul was appointed as a member of The Evolve Trust when it formed in June 2014. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc (HONS) in Estate Surveying. Paul works as a University Surveyor at Loughborough University and is responsible …more


Ms E Orridge

Elizabeth Orridge is a young female entrepreneur, who started her own business "Elizabeth Orridge Photography" in 2014. Her business specialises in Professional Portrait, Event and Wedding photography, and with a portfolio of 90+ Weddings, and a …more


Mr R Fuller

Richard Fuller, Managing Director of County Battery Services, Kirkby in Ashfield, takes corporate social responsibility very seriously. Richard has been very involved in Round Table holding several seats of office including Chairman President and …more



Evolve Trustees

Mr D Swift (Chair)

Dominic studied geography at Birmingham University. He then studied Law at the University of the West of England and qualified as a lawyer in 1991. Dominic works for Browne Jacobson LLP. He is a partner in the education team and is chair of the …more


Mr J Dryden

John graduated with a B.Sc Hons in Pure Mathematics from Birmingham University in 1972.  He began his education career teaching in Birmingham and subsequently has worked in schools in Leicestershire, Leister and Nottingham holding posts as a …more


Mrs J Horton (Vice Chair)

Julie qualified as a PE teacher in 1979. She began her career at the Shirebrook school and then The Holgate school, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire in 1981, holding posts in PE, PSD, careers and was a Head of Year before joining the Senior Leadership …more


Mr I Jephson

A former Brunts student, Ian holds the interests of the local community close to his heart and plays an active role within the Mansfield Community. Joining the family business after leaving school, he worked in the DIY retail sector before becoming …more


Mr Dean Temple

Dean was born in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and was fortunate to receive an excellent state education which allowed him to follow his ambition to study medicine at the University of Leicester. He graduated in 1987 and is now a partner in a large local …more


Mr R Aitken

Robert grew up in North Lincolnshire and after school spent 15 years living all over Yorkshire, he returned to higher education as a mature student and graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in Environmental Science before qualifying as …more