The Djanogly Learning Trust is a multi academy trust established as a company limited by guarantee and as an exempt charity under the Academies Act 2010.  Details of our governance structure can be found by clicking on the Governance links below.

Registered name: Djanogly Learning Trust
Limited Company Registration Number: 04544722
Place of registration: England
Registered office address:
Sherwood Rise,

The Trust’s Members are:

Sir Will Adderley
Mrs Christine Goldstraw, OBE,JP,DL
Mr Ron Kenyon, OBE
Sir John Peace


The Trust’s Board of Trustees are:

Mr Tim Slade (Chair) (the Chair can be contacted via our contact details)
Mrs Liz Anderson (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Duncan Bain
Professor Christopher Day
Mr Paul Feenan
Mrs Christine Goldstraw, OBE,JP,DL
Dr Ken Maxwell
Sir Dan Moynihan
Mr Kris Naidu
Mr Raphael Richards
Ms Sadé Thomas
Mr Syed Moyhuddin

Each academy has its own governing body which is a committee of the Board of Trustees. Details of academy governing body members can be found on the individual academy websites.

You can view the Trust’s register of governance business interests, meeting attendance registers and scheme of delegation by clicking the Governance links below.

DLT Governors Register of Interests 21-2022

DLT Attendance Register 2021 2022

DLT Governance Structure 2022-23

DLT Scheme of Delegation


Tim Slade

Tim is Chair of the Board of Trustees. Following 40 years’ experience in the commercial world, primarily the retail sector, where he held a variety of senior positions at Boots PLC & Dunelm PLC, Tim now works part-time as a consultant.

Tim’s effective people and financial management experience provides crucial support to the CEO & Executive team within the Trust.

Tim is driven by a passion to tackle any form of disadvantage and to ensure the Trust strives to fully realise the potential of all pupils in our care. He is determined the Trust will continue on its journey of measured growth and continuous improvement, a vision that is shared by everyone.

Away from the Trust Tim is also a Trustee of the Stoneygate Charitable Trust which supports medical research & social causes.


Ron Kenyon OBE

Ron is a former Chair of Trustees and has been involved with the Trust since its inception. Now retired, Ron is a former Chief Executive of Courtaulds Textiles and non- executive Director of the Nottingham Building Society. He is also Vice President of the Abbeyfield UK Society which provides accommodation for some 8,000 elderly people in the UK.


Paul Feenan

Paul is a partner in the Nottingham office of Geldards LLP specialising in company law. He has three boys (aged 15,13 and 8) and his perspective as a parent of school age children is a valuable asset to the Board. Paul is also a qualified football coach and manages his youngest son’s football team as well has helping out with the cricket team.

Paul sits on two Board committees, Audit, Risk & Finance and HR & Remuneration.


Raphael Richards

Raphael Richards is a Trustee and Chair of Governors at Djanogly Strelley Academy. He is also a Local Leader of Governance. Raphael is passionate about education and believes that for children to achieve the best they can, parents and educators must work together and that professionals should use their skills/powers to engage, empower and enable.

Before retiring in 2015, Raphael managed a team of specialist education professionals working across Sheffield’s primary and secondary schools supporting New Arrivals, promoting inclusion, equality and community cohesion. Prior to joining the Sheffield City Children Services, he worked in local communities in Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby, creating and delivering targeted mentoring programmes in schools, colleges and universities.

Raphael was a founder member of BUILD mentoring (Nottingham), Black PALM (Sheffield) and published ‘Empower’ a magazine covering education, careers and local issues targeted at BAME communities across the East Midlands.


Sir Will Adderley

Will joined the Trust in 2018 as a Member, having succeeded the original founder of the Trust, Sir Harry Djanogly.  Will strongly supports the ethos of the Trust to focus on children and ensure they realise their full potential irrespective of their background or personal challenges.  Will was knighted in 2021 for his services to philanthropy through The Stoneygate Trust, a multipurpose foundation with a particular focus on medical research and helping to support equal educational opportunities and social causes.  Will has spent his career in Dunelm which was started by his parents in 1979.  His current role is Deputy Chairman.


Liz Anderson

Liz is an experienced education leader and is CEO of the Trust.

Liz has over 25 years’ experience of education, working largely in urban schools with high levels of deprivation in the East Midlands.  She was headteacher at one of the two founding academies of Djanogly Learning Trust, taking advantage of the academy movement as an early adopter.

Liz has experience of leading schools from failure to success and in acknowledgement is a DfE National Leader of Education.  She has used her expertise to lead significant improvement in sponsored academies within the Trust and also in supporting wider system improvement within other schools and trusts.

Liz also serves as a Trustee for Inspiring Leaders, a non-for-profit organisation that is committed to improving standards of education through school to school support and strengthening education leadership at all levels.  Before entering education Liz spent 10 years working in industry, an experience that allows her to take a wider view of education matters and adapt successful business strategies to further improve effectiveness and efficiency in the Trust.


Dr Ken Maxwell

Ken Maxwell is former Deputy Head and Associate Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He is also a former member of the national panel of subject specialise reviewers for the teaching of Physics in UK universities.

Ken has been involved with the Trust since its inception including as a governor and former Chair at Djanogly City Academy.


Christine Goldstraw, OBE, JP DL

Christine is an experienced Governor and Trustee and is currently Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the HR & Remuneration Committee.  She gained a huge amount of experience as firstly a Governor, then Vice Chair, and subsequently was appointed Chair of a former large FE college in Nottingham.

Christine has held a number of Leadership and Executive roles in the NHS, her first career. This was followed by appointment as Chair of The Nottinghamshire Probation Trust, and she was also a Magistrate on the Nottinghamshire Bench for 10 years. These roles, have all had education as a core value and gave Christine significant insight into the challenges faced by families.

Christine gained an MBA (Health) at Nottingham University and has held various Managerial & Leadership roles in major teaching hospitals and is currently an Independent Member of the Police and Crime Panel. She is also a Trustee and Chair of Burnside Memorial Hall.

Christine was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Probation and Criminal Justice‘ in the New Year’s Honours 2014 and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire in 2014.



Duncan Bain

Duncan is a Chartered Accountant and experienced CFO with 35 years working in various Finance, Audit and Risk roles within both small and large businesses. He spent most of his career in Financial Services and most recently was CFO in a private equity backed technology company. He is now semi-retired and has his own consultancy business, currently providing advice, as well as coaching and mentoring a Head of Finance, to a waste to energy finance company. Duncan has been a Trustee of DLT for 6 years and has chaired the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee for the last 2 years.


Kris Naidu

Kris is an experienced school Governor, as well as being a Trustee he is also a Governor at Djanogly Strelley Academy. Kris is also a Member of several trusts in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Kris is Nottingham based, a management professional with over 30 years’ experience in business and general management. He has worked for various Global (UK, US and China) organisations managing diverse business operations, including business start-up, M&A, business turn-round and new product/market development. Having worked in various business environment and cultures Kris has gained extensive experience in change management, operational strategy, corporate risk management and governance.

In addition to his voluntary roles, Kris is also involved in management consultancy advising global clients in business processes and management development.