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Directors Profile

Mrs Carol Brown MSc FCIPD: Co-Chair

Carol brings to the governing body an impressive combination of extensive corporate and strategic leadership for a number of service areas with hands on experience of driving the Human Resources and Organisation Development (HR//OD) agenda, spanning three large unitary authorities, Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall and also Worcester City (District) Council. She has been Corporate Director and Chief Strategic Advisor for a local authority, where her portfolio included HR/OD, Health & Safety, Equalities, Corporate Policy and Performance, Procurement, Internal Audit, Legal and Democratic Services, Scrutiny, Communications and Engagement and Shared Services – Commissioning. In addition she has been a statutory Monitoring Officer for a local authority. Carol also has a keen interest in education, sports and physical activity and actively promotes the importance of health, nutrition and sports/ physical activity.

Hazel Pulley: Co-Chair

Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust.  Previously to this was a Headteacher of 5 schools during 26 years of headship. During this time was an NLE, SIP and was an Ofsted Inspector practising in the West Midlands. All of her schools have been in deprived areas of England and she has always endeavoured to provide an excellent educational setting for disadvantaged children. Winning the 2015 National Pupil Premium Award for KS2 was a tremendous accreditation for all who have worked hard at their lead school - Parkfield Community School and for the vibrant, diverse and extremely deprived community in which the school is placed.

Mr Clive Bailey - BA FISM

Clive, has been a school governor for over 15 years in a secondary school (Ofsted rated ‘Good’), initially serving as a Parent and Community Governor and on various committees including the Teachers Appeals Panel. Currently he serves as a Vice Chair of a Multi Academy Trust encompassing of seven academies where he has also served as Chair. He is also a co-founder and Director of Excell3, a national educational charity and a Sales Director in industry with vast experience in developing key markets, strategic planning and tactical acumen, and an experienced international business and product development manager having worked as the Global Project manager for an international company for over 20 years, identifying market opportunities, initiating and executing strategies.  Clive is a Fellow of The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management. 

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Governance Structure


Board of Directors Remit

The key powers of the Board are set out in Article 5 of the Articles of Association of King Solomon, and the following is based directly on the points set out in that Article. The Board is a strategic body and as such is concerned with the overall objectives and management of King Solomon. It should not be involved in every detail of every decision. The Board must direct King Solomon ‘affairs in such a way as to promote its objects and is responsible for the strategic management, direction and overall control of King Solomon. The functions of the Board include: defining and ensuring compliance with the values and objectives of the company and establishing policies and plans to achieve those objectives; approving each year’s budget and accounts before publication; establishing and overseeing a framework of delegation of its powers to Committees and employees under Article 105 with proper systems of control; keep under review the funding agreement, and ensure compliance; monitoring King Solomon’ performance in relation to its plans, budget controls and decisions; appointing (and if necessary removing) Senior Officers; satisfying itself that King Solomon’ affairs are conducted in accordance with generally accepted standards of performance and propriety; and taking appropriate advice on the items listed in Articles 5 and in particular on matters of legal compliance and financial viability.

For more information or to make contact with our Board of Directors, please contact our Clerk to the Governors at



Lis Jolley - Accounting Officer