Rev David Illingworth OSL
David was appointed as Trust Member on 16th December 2014. He has no relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions.
David is a successful management and leadership practitioner, mentor, coach and trainer. His knowledge and background covers Voluntary Sector Management (AWME and OYT), Production Management (IMI), Sales Management (Racal, Oceonics and TMI(UK)), and Human Resource Management (Dover Corporation(USA)).
His work has taken him into many countries, cultures and types of organisations around the globe, from major international companies too small to medium enterprises, from high street retail to industrial engineering, from telecommunications to airlines.
David’s great ability is in helping people find creative solutions to challenges. Whether the issue concerns strategy, people management or implementation, he is able to help translate vision into actions and to enable people to deliver visible results.
Dr Chris Imafidon
Dr Imifidon was appointed as Trust Member on 7th January 2015. He has no relevant business and pecuniary interests including governance roles in other educational institutions.
One of the “World’s foremost scholars on leveraging informatics for learning and exceptional achievement (genius)” according to the BBC, CNN and USA-Today. He was described by TIME magazine as an “intellectual icon.” Leading Harvard and Oxford University educated professors have described him as “the patriarch of modern education and informatics” He has taught on the MBA programmes in London, UK; Beijing, China; and Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. Chris is a multi-award winning researcher, scientific pioneer, and consultant to governments and industry leaders. As a former University lecturer in Cambridge, he also has been a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford (Keble College) and a visiting Professor to US Universities, including Harvard University. He continues to mentor, supervise and examine both internal and external Ph.D., and undergraduate students at Imperial College, Cambridge, UCL and for Queen Mary University of London.
Claudine Reid and Dr Byfield are also Trust members and their profile can be found on the Directors page.
Trust Members Remit
The Trust Members of Excell3 Independent School are the owners of the school. Trust Members are responsible for holding annual general meetings, recording the minutes of the meeting, approving the accounts, appointing or reappointing Directors, holding Directors to account and reviewing the overall operation of the school in accordance with our Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Principal escalates matters of concern to the Chair of the Board of Directors; the Chair escalate matters of concern to the Board of Directors, and ultimately, matters can be escalated from the Board of Directors to the Trust Members. Trust Members ensure that the Directors appointed have the necessary skills and expertise to drive the school forward. The Trust Members review systems and processes, reports, data and relevant information to know whether the Directors are doing their job in ensuring that the school is achieving its objectives. Where there are concerns, the Trust Members will take whatever action it deems necessary to ensure that the school gets back on track and is driven forward.