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The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust - Members

for attendance at meetings please refer to the Annual Trustees' Report

Mr Keith Bannister - DOA 14th November 2017


My name is Keith Bannister and I am a married 62 year old retired Essex primary headteacher. I was head at Trinity St. Mary's, South Woodham for 13 years, culminating with nearly 7 years of headship at Great Totham P.S.. Both schools inspection grades were consistantly 'Good' with 'Outstanding aspects.
I currently work part time for Active Essex supporting schools with their planning and delivering impact of the PE Sports Premium funding. I am an ambassador for the David Randall Foundation charity.
and a Governor of Wentworth Primary School.

Allotment holding, membership of Maldon Golf Club and 5 grandchildren attending various schools in Maldon take up the remainder of my time.


Mr Colin Day - DOA 1st April 2014


I have been a governor at Purleigh Community Primary School for six years.  My four children attended the school and I currently have children in Years 5 and 3.  I am Vice president of Market Research and Insight at SunGard Ltd which enables me to bring a wealth of valuable experience and advise to both the Governing Body and the Multi Academy Trust.  I am determined to ensure that all children within The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust reach their potential.



Mr Ray Hockley - DOA 1st April 2014


I am passionate about trying to raise standards where it relates to children’s wider education and experience of the world.  I am a firm believer that children have a huge capacity to realise their potential with good inspirational role models alongside good education.  I see the opportunity to inspire the development of any young person regardless of their starting ability or competency level.
A father of twin 12 year old boys, I have been in a company director role managing my own IT businesses for 30 years mainly in the financial markets.  I have been involved in voluntary youth organisations for 18 years and am a keen sailor and enjoy skippering yachts, as well as being a qualified football referee.


Mr Mark Lewin - DOA 16th May 2016


I have been a parent governor at Meadgate Primary School for over 3 years. With two boys at the school, I have proudly seen a dramatic turnaround in the school’s fortunes. I believe this experience combined with my commercial experience as a senior management with a highly successful Essex-based transport training company together with my experience as a board member of the Association of Trainers places me in a strong position to help guide and advise professionals and pupils within all of the schools of The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust to realise their goals and ambitions.


Mrs Yvonne Norburne - DOA 1st April 2014


I have been a governor at Purleigh Community Primary School for 8 years and have been Chair of the Governing Body for 6.  I am the Executive Chair of Directors and also a Trustee for The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust.  I have two grandchildren currently at the school and volunteer reader for Years R and 3. My interests include reading, needlework, various crafts, rugby and I belong to the Inner Wheel Club of Maldon which is service organisation similar to Rotary.



Mr Keith Bannister

Mr Colin Day

Mr Ray Hockley

Mr Mark Lewin

Mrs Yvonne Norburne

Dr Stanley Kingsnorth - Honoury Member