Meet our Members, Trustees and Governors

Evolve Members

Mr J Dryden (Chair)

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, Leicester and Nottingham holding posts as a head of mathematics, deputy head and head teacher. He... 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 for all management arrangements regarding the... more


Mr T Eggington

Tony was appointed as a member of The Evolve Trust when it formed in June 2014. He was the first directly-elected Mayor of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England on 17 October 2002, holding the position until his retirement at the end of his third-term of office in May, 2015. During his career he... more



Evolve Trustees

Mrs M Fowler

Maureen has over 20 years’ experience working in primary education. Maureen joined the Brunts governing body in 1990, has been the Chair of Governors, supported the school through academy status and setting up the Evolve Trust and is now one of our Trust Directors... more


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 Education Strategy Board. Dominic specialises in... more


Mr P Wright

Peter is a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management with over 40 years’ experience as an Operations Manager. He has a wealth of experience as a school governor starting on 1988 and joined the Brunts governing body in 2001. Peter did attend Brunts as a student. Peter... more


Dr C S Kang

Dr Cham S Kang Cham Kang is an experienced management, business & marketing consultant with experience of working in chemicals, healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics sectors.  Cham’s passion is supporting the growth & development of young people in... 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, Leicester and Nottingham holding posts as a head of mathematics, deputy head and head teacher. He... more


Ms C Cuthbert

Claire-Marie is the Trusts’ new CEO and has over 15 years of leadership experience in some of the country’s most challenging schools including primary and secondary. Graduating from Sunderland University with a first class honours degree in education beginning her career in Stockton-On-Tees. ... more


Ms F Stagg

Ms F Stagg Fiona is a Town Planner by background and now specialises in supporting governors, trustees and clerks in her role as a National Leader of Governance. She currently chairs two primary schools in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire and also clerks in a range of settings at primary level. She... more



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