Who are our Directors - Pen Portriats

Martyn Kitson - Executive Head

Maryn has been the Executive Headteacher on a part time basis for 3.5 years. Prior to that he has been a primary headteacher for over 19 years, both in this country and in Canada. He was a local authority adviser for 11 years supporting schools across Buckinghamshire and was an Ofsted inspector for 21 years. He also owned and ran a Welsh Hill farm for 5 years with 200 cattle and 1000 sheep! 

 Martyn holds a degree in Maths and Physics and a Masters degree in Educational Administration. In his spare time he plays lots of tennis, sings, watches sport and plays with his grandchildren. 

 

Andrew MacGarvey - Chair of Directors

Andrew has served as Chair of the Bourton Meadow since 2013. Prior to taking the Chair, Andrew sat on the Governing Body for Bourton Meadow Academy. Outside of his work with BMET, Andrew is the CEO of a global life sciences services company.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Newcastle and is currently studying law with The Open University. To relax Andrew coaches a local youth football team and is a committee member of the Milton Keynes Storm ice-hockey team. 

 

Liam Harrison - Director/Trustee

Liam became a school governor in 2009 and has been Director and Vice-Chair of the multi-Academy Trust since 2013. He holds a BSc and MSc and is a Business Development Director for an engineering and design consultancy. In 2012 he set up and now maintains 'Pathways to Engineering' with a national charity Citizens UK, to provide viable career routes for young people in East London. Both his children have progressed through the Trust and he is a passionate about achieving the Trust vision. He is a trained business coach and enjoys keeping fit.

 

Caroline Conquest - Director

Caroline joined Bourton Meadow Education Trust as a Director from the outset in 2013 and has also served as a Governor, primarily at Bourton Meadow Academy, for nine years. In her professional life, Caroline works in Human Resources (HR) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Currently working in HR within education, Caroline has previously undertaken senior HR roles in both the private and public sector. Having grown up in the local community, Caroline is passionate about the opportunities it offers to young people in the area.

 

Adam Pool - Director

Adam has been a governor of George Grenville Academy, where his two daughters are educated, for five years and a Director of BMET for five years. As a career, he is a sales Manager for a manufacturer of fire detection products focusing on high technology applications and large commercial buildings. Outside of work Adam likes to Mountain Biking and Road Cycling and white water and marathon kayaking.

 

Patrick Fealey - Director

I am family man living in the local area. Having worked in telecommunications for 35 years and retired as head of UK Operations in 1999. Before this retirement I was asked to become a member of Buckingham School Governing body and became chairman in 1997, having served on a number of committees.

I then joined the school as the Senior Business manager. I then went on to join Bourton Meadow Academy. For 5 years I was chair of premises and Chair of Governors. I am a very instrumental and hands-on governor I have driven forward the conversion to Academy and Multi Academy Trust.


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