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Boleyn Trust is led by a board of non-executive trustees plus the Chief Executive. Our non-executive directors are successful and committed professionals chosen for their knowledge of business, law, the creative industries, finance and, of course, education at all levels.

The Trustees are responsible for the general control, management and administration of the trust.  The responsibility for the actions of the company is vested in the “Trustees” of the Boleyn Trust (together, referred to as "the Trust Board"), who are the company directors registered with Companies House (they have a similar role to governors in a local authority-maintained school).  The Trustees are personally responsible for the actions of the Trust and the Schools and are accountable to the Members, the Secretary of State for Education and to the wider community for the quality of the education received by all pupils of the Schools and for the expenditure of public money.  The Trustees are required, as trustees and pursuant to the Funding Agreements, to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of the quality, safety and good practice of the affairs of the Trust.

  • Clive-Anthony Douglas MBE

    Trustee - Chair
  • Mohammed Mamun

    Trustee
  • Phillip Minns

    Trustee - Vice Chair
  • Nina Panayis

    Trustee
  • Patricia Regis

    Trustee
  • John Rolfe MBE

    Trustee
  • Rosemary Tehrani

    Trustee
  • Asha Choolhun

    Trustee
  • Carly Clarke

    Trustee
  • Clive-Anthony Douglas MBE

    Trustee - Chair

    After retirement from a 15-year commission in the British Army, Clive has over twenty-five years of experience in the sports and business management sector. Clive has managed leisure facilities, sports complexes, libraries and parks for Greenwich Leisure and Westminster Council. He has overseen multi-million-pound business ventures and has had responsibility for over two hundred staff.

    Clive is a strong community advocate for young black achievement. He has had wide experience of mentoring BAME education staff into leadership positions. Clive has been a governor and trustee for over 20 years. Clive’s long-term commitment to Education was recognised with an MBE in the 2021 Honours List.

  • Mohammed Mamun

    Trustee

    Mohammed is a manager in the NHS and comes to the Trust with a wealth of experience within the areas of people management, service improvement and business planning. Mohammed was born and raised in Newham and has been a school governor and trustee for over 10 years.

  • Phillip Minns

    Trustee - Vice Chair

    After completing 22 successful years in the army, on retirement, Phillip moved into the property and asset management business. Phillip has transitioned through this successfully over the last 8 years and currently holds the position of Residential Director for a very high-profile brand. Phillip has a strong managerial background with senior level local and international experience. He has cross sector exposure with good strategic appreciation, vision, and ability to build and implement sophisticated plans with a proven track record explicitly supporting business needs.

  • Nina Panayis

    Trustee

    Nina is a retired Headteacher, having spent almost 30 years working in The London Borough of Newham. Nina continues to work part time as a consultant in school improvement and provides leadership support. In 2003, Nina was UK Teacher of the Year in a Primary School and currently serves as UK judge for Pearson Teaching Awards.

  • Patricia Regis

    Trustee

    Patricia worked for the London Borough of Newham for 28 years as a Senior Law Clerk.  She has 20 years’ experience of being a school governor and experience of being Chair of Governors. Patricia has worked as a Counsellor for Newham Victim Support as a volunteer. She remains active as a community advocate to support social justice and equality.

  • John Rolfe MBE

    Trustee

    John is the Schools Outreach and Engagement Manager at the British Council. Originally from Yorkshire, John studied at the University of Essex in Colchester and the University of Minnesota in the USA. John has managed several educational programmes throughout his career at the British Council and developed and managed the flagship British Council International School Award scheme in the UK and globally.

    Johns’ long-term commitment to international education was recognised with an MBE in the 2018 Honours List.

  • Rosemary Tehrani

    Trustee

    Rosemary was a primary school teacher for almost 40 years. She has extensive experience of working in multicultural and multilingual communities. She is a specialist in improving outcomes for children who use English as a second language.

  • Asha Choolhun

    Trustee

    Asha is a qualified solicitor specialising in mental health and family law. Asha has been a law volunteer and is active in local charities providing sports and coaching programmes for young people. Asha has had over 10 years’ experience in maintained and academy governance. In addition to her legal role, Asha manages an extensive property portfolio to support vulnerable families find affordable and safe housing.

  • Carly Clarke

    Trustee

    Carly has over 20 years’ experience working in local government. Her current roIe as commissioner for leisure and sports, sees her manage a multi-million-pound portfolio across a large number of sites. Carly works closely with national organisations such as Sports England and has been actively involved in Newham’s Olympic legacy. Carly is a local resident and is committed to raising educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities.