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Meet the Trust Oversight Committee

Tony Lacey – CEO, Oak Trees MAT

  • Qualified as a teacher in 1996
  • 21 years teaching experience
  • Range of school leadership roles, including PE, Maths, SEN and ICT leader roles
  • 3 years experience teaching in a Special School for moderate learning difficulties
  • 18 months experience as a Science Advisor for Wirral Borough Council
  • Local Leader in Education
  • Member of Wirral Local Authority Strategy Group
  • Currently CEO of Oak Trees MAT

Mel Eastwood – Headteacher, Egremont Primary School

  • Qualified as a teacher in 1997
  • 23 years teaching experience
  • 7 years as a headteacher prior to joining Egremont
  • 3 years headteacher experience in a Jewish School
  • Leadership experiences including ICT, Art and Curriculum Development
  • Specific experience of School Improvement

Alan Wilson – Vice Chair, Oak Trees MAT

Alan has extensive finance, business advisory and business development expertise from over 30 years of a banking career and, subsequently, over 10 years with two accountancy firms and a business finance company. He also has Non-Executive Director experience in the public sector.

Away from the private sector, in 2006 Alan was appointed NED at his local NHS hospital, now Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he chaired the Audit Committee. After completing two terms of office, Alan left in 2011. In 2013, Alan was appointed NED at Wirral Community NHS Trust (now Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust) and was re-appointed in 2015. Alan chaired the Finance & Performance Committee and was the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. Alan left the Trust was his tenure ended in August 2017. 

Katie Stobbart - Clerk, Co-Op Academies

  • Lives in Greasby with her husband and 3 children
  • Currently working for Co-Operative Academies as a clerk across 3 wirral schools
  • 10 years experience in governance as a clerk, parent governor, company secretary and governance manager in a Multi Academy Trust
  • Passionate about the right of every young person to access a high quality education, providing them with positive experiences and opportunities and setting the foundations to lead a happy and successful life

Laura Flynn – Deputy Headteacher, Egremont Primary School

  • Qualified as a teacher in 2007
  • 14 years teaching experience
  • 7 years as a senior leader
  • Safeguarding Lead
  • Teaching and Learning Consultant
  • Specific experience of School Improvement 

Jenny Chapman-Brown 

Lee Hale

Charlotte Mainwaring


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