Trustees

Our trustees are made up of people from the commuity, business and school leaders who help to guide our organisation and take it from strength to strength.

 

Geoff Brown:  I have been a CBEBP trustee since 2004. My interest in the organisation came about through my role as Head of Corporate Responsibility at Yell plc, where I had established a programme of community involvement following stock market flotation in 2003. I have a personal interest in education as well as business - my son and daughter have nearly made it all the way through the educational system, being due to graduate from university in 2017 and 2018 respectively! I currently run my own local marketing company in Goring on Thames. 

 

Jo Perrin
Director, International Corporate Communications, Verizon 
 
Jo Perrin is Verizon’s international corporate communications director, with responsibility for promotion of the Verizon brand and story outside the United States. Her role involves the development of messaging platforms, programmes and campaigns to execute against Verizon’s enterprise corporate communications strategy. 
 
Jo brings over 20 years communications experience - both in-house and in agency – to her role. Throughout her career, Jo has specialized in corporate communications for major global enterprises and has worked with clients across most industry sectors, including finance, technology, pharmaceutical, corporate and media. Her experience spans the full communications mix, including digital and social media, internal, customer and executive communications, media and industry analyst relations, event management and message training.
 
Jo is also the key UK contact for Verizon’s local community engagement activities, and most recently has run the Verizon-sponsored ‘Job Safari Adventures’ programme, in conjunction with the Central Berkshire Education and Business Partnership (CBEBP), which aimed to inspire and educate primary school children about potential career choices. Nearly 400 children aged 9-11 from 6 local schools have participated in the programme in 2015. She was also instrumental in expanding the Verizon Foundation’s matching programme to the international markets. 
 
Nick McSweeney
Deputy Headteacher at the Emmbrook School
 
I am currently the Deputy Headteacher at The Emmbrook School, in Wokingham, with responsibility for achievement across the school. I joined The Emmbrook in 2005 as the Head of Business & Economics; throughout the intervening period I have worked with the CBEBP as a teacher to support the development of enterprise and careers education for our students. 
 
 
Marsha Carey-Elms OBE.JP.MA.BA.
 
I am the retired Executive Head of the Kendrick Federation which comprised Kendrick school and Reading Girls’ school .
 
In recent years I was a consultant for the  DFE and  I was Chair of the Berkshire Association of Secondary Heads until my retirement in 2012. I was previously the Chair of the Association of Girls’ Maintained schools.
 
I was one of the first National Leaders of Education (NLE) and was the first Head of a selective school to be appointed to this role. I have had wide experience as a SIP (school improvement partner) for LAs and Academies. 
 
Since my retirement I have become a Board member on the NPQH Graduation Board and have been an Education Adviser for the DFE for free schools. I am  governor of 3 schools and a Trustee of Kendrick school.I sit on the Associates Committee of ASCL.
 
I was a Magistrate for 35 years and was a Day Chair and sat on the West London Advisory Committee.
 
In the Queen’s Honours list 2012 I was delighted to be awarded an OBE for services to Education.
 
Peter Lewis: I have been a Trustee of CBEBP since 1997 and was elected as Chairman of The Board from 2000 - 2003. I have a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and I hold  Graduate Diplomas in Business Administration and Teaching.  I was involved in Secondary School Education for nearly thirty five years, including over fifteen years as the Headteacher of The Bulmershe School in Wokingham. I retired in December 2012 and since then have devoted some time to my passions of mountaineering and skiing. I have summitted four of ‘The 7 Summits’ (the highest peaks in each Continent) and, in retirement, I still welcome new challenges and opportunities. I am an Honorary Rotarian.