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Transition Board

Alexandra Migali (Chair)
 

Alex is an experienced leader in secondary schools, post-16 training provision and local government, with a demonstrable track record of delivering successful outcomes, on time and within budget.

She has extensive national and local experience with university outreach teams and was a founding board member of the Higher Education Progression Partnership in Sheffield. She has extensive experience in the production of successful strategic business and service plans for Sheffield Council by co-creating the vision with staff, stakeholders and elected members, demonstrating successful partnership working. She has successfully led complex, medium scale projects and external funding streams through high quality performance and financial management.

Alex has a proven track record in establishing and maintaining good working relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders across the Sheffield City Region through strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: None
Nature of business: n/a
Nature of interest: n/a
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 9 September 2019

Jon Mordecai
 

Jon is a National Leader of Governance and has significant experience on both secondary and primary school governing bodies. He recently retired as a local government officer for 42 years, and was on secondment as lay convenor for UNISON Sheffield Metropolitan Branch. He has worked as a local government Principal Officer for 30 years managing significant budgets and large teams of staff. He served as a councillor in the London Borough of Brent from 1978 to 1986, was a Member of the National Mobility Scheme from 1982 to 1986 including being its chair in 1985. He has extensive experience of dealing with government departments and Ministers at national level.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Sheffield City Council UNISON (Sheffield Met Branch)
Nature of business: Trade union
Nature of interest: Lay branch officer and convenor
Date of appointment or acquisition: March 2002
Date of cessation of interest: 15 March 2018
Name of business: Sheffield City Council
Nature of business: Local authority
Nature of interest: Retired employee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2 January 1986
Date of cessation of interest: 31 July 2018
Name of business: Sheffield Association of School Governing Bodies
Nature of business: Governing body association
Nature of interest: Member of SASGB Executive
Date of appointment or acquisition: June 2012
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: City Wide Learning Body
Nature of business:  
Nature of interest: Secondary governors' rep on board
Date of appointment or acquisition: 2011
Date of cessation of interest: July 2015
Name of business: Sheffield U3A military history group
Nature of business: Adult education
Nature of interest: Treasurer and deputy co-ordinator
Date of appointment or acquisition: 19 September 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 19 September 2019

Ben Peck
 

For the last ten years, Ben has worked for schools, trusts and universities across the country helping them with marketing, public relations and communications. This has included establishing multi-academy trusts.

He has two step-children at Hope Valley College.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Consilium
Nature of business: Multi Academy Trust
Nature of interest: Vice Chair / Trustee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 January 2019
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: Diddu Communications
Nature of business: Marketing for schools
Nature of interest: Director
Date of appointment or acquisition: 1 May 2017
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: Hope Valley College
Nature of business: Academy
Nature of interest: Parent 
Date of appointment or acquisition: n/a
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Name of business: Hope Valley College 
Nature of business: Academy
Nature of interest: Member of previous LGB
Date of appointment or acquisition: November 2016
Date of cessation of interest: 31 August 2019
Date returned: 9 September 2019

Ross Richards
 

Ross is married with two children, who attend Hope Valley College.

He recently completed 22 years of service as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Air Force where he served on a number of operations around the world.  Ultimately he reached the rank of Group Captain and was responsible for leading large diverse teams, managing budgets and delivering complex projects for the UK Armed Forces.  He is now a Director of an engineering company on the outskirts of Manchester.

Having grown up in Chesterfield he spent a lot of time in his formative years in the Peak District and, despite his nomadic existence in the military, the Peak District has always felt like home.  His extended family is also from the local area and so when they decided to ‘put down roots’ and provide some stability for their children, they bought a property in Little Hucklow; that was over 14 years ago.

He served on the previous governing body for Hope Valley College since 2017.  He wishes to use his skills and experience to help support the College and in turn help the students maximise theirs.

As he come to terms with now being a Veteran, he is re-acquainting himself with the Peak District running, cycling, using it as an outside gym and -  failing all else - walking his dogs.

Business or pecuniary interests

Name of business: Ferranti Technologies Limited
Nature of business: Electronics design and manufacturing
Nature of interest: Employee
Date of appointment or acquisition: 15 May 2017
Date of cessation of interest: n/a
Date returned: 11 November 2019