An independent board oversees the Hastings Opportunity Area. It brings together talented and committed senior leaders from schools, communities, business and central and local government. These individuals bring experience, insight, and ambition for Hastings and its young people.
Richard Meddings – independent chair
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 8years. 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
Paul Hetherington: CEO, Marshall-Tufflex Ltd
Richard Preece: executive headteacher / CEO, Torfield & Saxon Mount Academy Trust
Richard Watson: Health Inequalities Programme Manager, NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group
Victoria Conheady: Assistant Director, regeneration and culture, Hastings Borough Council
The meetings are also attended by the Simon Hampson, representing the regional schools commissioner for South-East England and South London, Jan Downie, from the Department for Education, and Helen Kay programme director, who provide advice and support to the partnership board.
PROJECT DELIVERY TEAM
DfE Head of Delivery – Jan Downie
Programme Director – Helen Kay
Enrichment Manager – Emile Tambeh
Enrichment Manager – Ian Gillespie
Mental Health & Attendance Project Manager – Laura Beerling
Project officer – Laura Starkin
HOA SPEND REPORT
This is the report of Hastings Opportunity Area spend up until the end of March 2020.
This is the report of Hastings Opportunity Area spend up until the end of March 2019.
HOA BOARD MEETINGS
To view the key points of our previous Board Meetings, please click on the file below: