About us

Who we are

Find out more about those who govern and manage Olive Academies.
Our Chair of Trustees is Philip Whall & our CEO is Mark Vickers MBE.

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Helena Boast

Director of Academies

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Michael Booker

HR Consultant

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Tyrone Brown

Associate Lead Behaviour

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Alastair Burnett

Headteacher

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Charlotte Crooks

Communications and Marketing Manager

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Lisa Darwood

Trustee & Finance & Audit Committee member

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Katherine FitzGerald (on leave 2021-22)

Trustee and Finance & Audit committee member

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Jo Gillman

Jo Gillman

Director of Finance & Compliance

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Gary Haines

Head of Academy

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Collette Hunnisett

Collette Hunnisett

Executive Headteacher

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Kingsley James

Kingsley James

Trustee & Chair of Finance & Audit Committee

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Joanne Kiernan

Interim Trust Safeguarding lead

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Rosemary Leeke

Rosemary Leeke

Vice-Chair, Safeguarding Lead & Education Performance and Standards committee member

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Jeanette Lowe

Trustee & member of Education Performance & Standards Committee

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Tony Machin

Head of School

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Kuda Mika

Facilities & Infrastructure Manager

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Maria Patsalos

Maria Patsalos

Trustee & Education Performance & Standards Committee member

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Claudine Piggott

Business Development Executive

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Natasha Prinsloo

Executive Assistant & Administrative Executive

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Richard Rushton

Head of School

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Alex Seddon

Alex Seddon

Trustee & Chair of Education Performance & Standards Committee

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Michelle Simmonite

Trust Safeguarding Lead (currently on maternity leave)

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Adam Tedesco

Deputy Chief Executive

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Mark Vickers2

Mark Vickers MBE

Chief Executive Officer

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Phil Whall

Philip Whall

Chair of Trustees & Member

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Jenny Wingate

Governance and Strategic Support Executive

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