Board of Directors & Members

Directors 

Board of Directors: In all Academy Trusts, the individuals appointed to challenge and scrutinise the strategic direction and day to day running of the company, led by the Chief Executive Officer, have three functions:

  • They are Directors - because the MAT is a company, and;
  • They are Trustees - because the MAT is a charity, and;
  • They are Governors - because the MAT is responsible for running the schools

This can be very confusing as the documentation used to set up the Academy Trust and the Department for Education guidance for Academies uses these three titles interchangeably, depending on the context. In Nexus, this role is simply called ‘Director’. Directors are made up of a diverse range of individuals. The Members will always appoint Directors, and Directors have the option to appoint associate Directors.

Meet the Directors here

Members

Board of members: In all Academy Trusts, the individuals appointed to challenge and scrutinise the strategic direction and day to day running of the company, led by the Chief Executive Officer, have three functions:

  • They are members - because the MAT is a company, and;
  • They are Trustees - because the MAT is a charity, and;
  • They are Governors - because the MAT is responsible for running the schools.

This can be very confusing as the documentation used to set up the Academy Trust and the Department for Education guidance for Academies uses these three titles interchangeably, depending on the context. In Nexus, this role is simply called ‘member’. members are made up of a diverse range of individuals. The Members will always appoint members, and members have the option to appoint associate members.

Meet the Members here