Our Members

Our Members

Jim Inglis

Jim Inglis was, for many years, a regional director and a member of the Standard Chartered Bank Group specialising in commercial finance and loans. Prior to this, he was with the Department of Trade mainly involved with commercial relations and exports. More recently he ran his own insurance business. He has a degree in economics, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and is a certified financial planner. In addition to being Chair of Governors at Aldersley High School, he is also chair of trustees of Circles Network a charity dedicated to social inclusion and advocacy, and a trustee of Vision Homes Association which supports people with complex and multiple disabilities.

Mick Marks

Mick has been an OFSTED Inspector for 20 years inspecting over 250 schools during this period. He has worked with over 75% of all secondary schools in the Black Country area. Mick worked in the area of assessment for 15 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Education Assessors. He also worked in a local authority for nearly 25 years as an advisory maths teacher and assessment coordinator.  Senior Educational consultant at MMarks Ltd.

Stephanie Moran

Stephanie Moran joined the trust as a member on 25th January 2018 and holds a BA (hons) Degree in Primary Education alongside a wealth of Education Experience.  Stephanie provides a strong link with the Primary Education Sector, having worked as a head teacher across a number of Primary schools since 2000. Within this time, Stephanie has also worked for the Local Authority in Stoke on Trent, and at present is the Executive Principal and accounting officer of the ESPRIT Multi Academy Trust comprising of three primary schools within the West Midlands. Stephanie shares the visions of the Amethyst Academies trust, and our commitment to improving the life chances of students within the trust.

Karen Austin

Karen is a founding member of the Amethyst Academies trust. Prior to this appointment, Karen was a long-standing school Governor on Aldersley High School’s Full Governing Body, where she sat as a parent governor. Karen has two children who have since graduated from Aldersley High School and have gone on to obtain successful degree-level qualifications. With over 10 years of school governing experience, Karen has made significant contributions to the strategic performance of the trust. Karen is an active member of the community, and engages in charity work, as a link between school and the local community. Karen works as an accountant for Lloyds Bank in Wolverhampton.

We currently have a vacancy for a new member.  If you are interested, please contact Miss Hannah Creamer – PA to the CEO – for further details.