Simon Decker - CEO (stood down as a trustee on 2.11.21)
Alison Bovis (resigned 20.10.21)
Dave Brockman (Vice Chair)
Dave is the former Chair of Riverside Primary, a former governance consultant, and brings experience from retail management and motorsport journalism. He has also sat on the advisory board of a SureStart Centre, and in 2017 was voted Medway Governor of the Year. He is currently the Trust lead on Pupil Premium funding.
Nathan Ward (Chair of the Trust)
Born in 1980 in Chatham (Kent), Nathan was educated at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, where he studied GCSE's and A-Levels. From here he went to Durham University where he studied for his first degree in Community and Youth Work Studies. For 13 years he worked in custodial settings for a multi national security company, becoming head of an immigration removal centre. He focused mainly on working in settings where there were young people and in 2007 was given a National Youth Justice Award by the Attorney General. During this period he became a lay youth minister also undertaking some work in a local parish church. At this time he completed a Masters Degree in Security and Risk Management at the University of Leicester.
In 2010, following the birth of his first child Nathan founded The 139 Club. This was in response to the growing need for accessible information and courses to help prepare people for child birth. It gained charity status in 2015.
In 2011 Nathan started training for ordination at the South East Institute for Theological Education, now St Augustine's College of Theology. He took a Foundation Degree in Theology for Christian Ministry at Canterbury Christ Church University and later undertook a BA in Theology for Christian Ministry at Durham University.
He worked as Head of Care and Justice for an International Charity running a fostering and adoption agency, children’s homes as well as supporting the charities work in juvenile justice. He was ordained Deacon in 2014 in the Diocese of Rochester, serving his curacy as a self-supporting minister in the Parish of Holy Trinity South Chatham. In 2018, he became the full time Vicar at St Margaret’s Church in Rainham.
Outside of the church, Nathan has an academic expertise in physical restraint, deaths in custody and cultures of abuse in residential settings. His interests include illusions (he was a member of the Magic Circle), model railways and playing the piano.
He is married to Kayleigh and have one son and daughter.