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Richard Meddings

Richard Meddings
Richard serves on the boards of TSB Bank, Deutsche Bank and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. He is a non-executive director of HM Treasury and a trustee at Teach First. From 2002–2014 Richard was a group executive director at Standard Chartered plc and group finance director for 8 years. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a degree in Modern History from Exeter College, Oxford.


Partnership board members

Carole Dixon:
Chief Executive, Education Futures Trust, a charity working to transform opportunities for students and families in Hastings.

Graham Peters:
Deputy Lieutenant, Chair of Team East Sussex and vice-chair of South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Jessica Stubbings:
Senior Manager, Partnerships and Governance, East Sussex County Council.

John Smith:
Head of School of Education, University of Brighton and Chief Executive, University of Brighton Academies Trust.

Lorraine Clarke:
Regional Director, Ark Academies Trust.

Richard Preece:
Executive Headteacher /Chief Executive Officer, Torfield & Saxon Mount Academy Trust.

Candice Miller:
Assistant Head of Health, Wellbeing and Partnership NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group.

Victoria Conheady:
Assistant Director, Regeneration and Culture, Hastings Borough Council.

Roy Blatchford:
Chief Executive, ‎National Education Trust UK, founder of Blinks Education.

Mark Talbot:
Chief Executive, ‎Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust.


The meetings are also attended by:

Duncan Walls:
Representing the Regional Schools Commissioner for South-East England and South London.

Jan Downie:
From the Department for Education.

Project delivery team

Jan Downie:
Department for Education, Head of Delivery.

Jacqui Green:
Department for Education, Area Delivery Lead.

Emile Tambeh:
Enrichment, Maths & Literacy Project Manager.

Ian Gillespie:
Secondary School Improvement & Enrichment Project Manager.

Laura Beerling:
Mental Health, Attendance & Transitions Project Manager.

Laura Starkin:
Project Officer.

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