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Rainham Mark Education Trust

Board of Trustees

Terry Whittaker - Chair of Board and Chair of RMGS LGB 

Terry has 32 years in the Insurance Industry and has a certificate and diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Terry has been a parent Governor at RMGS for three years, and is the Treasurer and committee member for a local Playgroup, a Church Warden; a role he has held for eight years, Additionally Terry is Vice Chair of the Church Council and head of their HR group.

Elaine Jackson – Joint Vice Chair of RMGS LGB 

Elaine worked in the finance industry for 40 years- managing a variety of different areas from debt management to complaints. Elaine is experienced in working in a regulated environment, firstly under FCA rules and currently under HMRC regulatory control.

Simon Decker - Executive Principal RMGS / CEO of MAT 

Simon Decker has been Headteacher at Rainham Mark Grammar School in Gillingham, Kent since January 2000. Simon also works closely with neighboring schools in his additional role as a Medway Local Leader of Education, currently mentoring two Primary Headteachers on behalf of the LA. 

Neal Carter - Chair of Finance and Link Governor for Maths & Science 

Neal has been Governor of a Primary school for 6 years (Hempstead) and a Governor at RMGS for over 5 years. Neal is a Qualified Accountant (FCCA) with over 20 years’ experience, and is currently employed as Managing Director (EMEA) of a Marketing Services Company.

Nigel Goodall B.Sc. (Hons), Dip. Des .In, LCGI, A.M. I.Mech.E - Joint Vice Chair of RMGS LGB 

Nigel is Chairman of the premises committee and academy trust member. Nigel works at a local automotive component manufacture in their technical centre as a Development Engineer. Previously Nigel has held positions including cost estimating, product planning, manufacturing engineering and production management 

Alison Bovis - Chair of Audit Committee 

Alison Bovis is a busy working mum and wife, with 2 children at RMGS and a third still in primary education.   She is a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience in both the public and private sector, covering financial accounting, management accounting, internal audit and external audit.   It is these skills and experience gained over 20 years that she is pleased to share with the MAT board.