Jane is Policy Advisor to the Vice Chancellor at Bournemouth University, a role which combines political and public affairs with communications. She has experience before joining the university in leading large teams and as a member of executive management teams in both large and small businesses, while working as a senior in-house lawyer. Jane has managed a wide range of complex legal and regulatory issues in a global context. She balances a commercial approach with high standards, with a focus on achieving the best possible results for the business in a demanding environment under severe time pressure. Before joining BU, Jane worked at British Gas for five years and was a member of the British Gas Executive Management team, leading a legal team of 40 and was a founder member of the leadership development board. Before joining British Gas, Jane worked for two financial services companies and was responsible for their global legal and regulatory work, managing a budget of around £2m and participating as a member of their executive management teams.
Emma Jackson – Chair of Trustees
Emma has been involved in education for the majority of her working life. She started out as a Maths Teacher in Secondary Schools in Rugby, Swindon and Bournemouth, before becoming a Maths Consultant for Dorset Local Authority between 2001 and 2005. As part of this role Emma had the opportunity to work with teachers and senior leaders in a wide variety of schools across Dorset through training Maths Departments, coaching Teaching Assistants and developing a Leading Teacher Programme.
A move out of education came in 2006 when Emma took on a newly created role as the Operations Coordinator for St. Mary’s Longfleet Church in Poole overseeing the church budgets, resources, administration and volunteers; a role where she honed her leadership, organisational and problem-solving skills. In 2012 Emma returned to work in the education sector this time at Bournemouth University where she is a Team Leader in the Student Lifecycle Team. This team oversee the organisation and administration of centrally run activities for all students including enrolment, examinations and graduation.
Emma was appointed as a Foundation Governor at Longfleet CE (VC) Primary School in October 2012 and was the Chair of Governors there from September 2013 until becoming Chair of Trustees at HLP when the Multi-Academy Trust was formed in July 2016.
Neil Revell is the Lead School and Academy Effectiveness Adviser for the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education. His job involves supporting the strategic leadership of 195 church schools and academies, both primary and secondary. His work includes acting as a School Improvement Partner to many schools. Neil is also a SIAMS Inspector. Neil took up his current post in September 2015 following a very successful headship of Bishop Aldhelm’s CE VA Primary School in Poole. While there, he led the school to outstanding and good inspection outcomes and the school was placed in the top 50 performing and improving schools nationally in July 2015. Prior to this, Neil was the Deputy Headteacher in an outstanding primary school in Hampshire where his roles included advising other schools on assessment policy and practice and was a teacher and senior leader in two Bournemouth primary schools. He has worked closely with a wide range of education partners as a member of cross-school groups and committees.