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Trust Members


Robert Hall (Chair) — Company director, financing and supporting small businesses. Expertise in Strategy, Finance and Start-ups. Company Secretary by profession, School Governor for 19 years until 2010, Member, Trustee and Chairman of Evolution, leading on conversion process in 2011 — present.

Victoria Smallwood (Vice-Chair) — Global Partner Development Manager with the leading cloud provider.  Member of Evolution 2016 — present

John Hudson — Retired Accountant at major employer in York. Expertise in Finance, education and Governance. Previous Chairman of Governors at Norton College 2001 – 2013, Member & Trustee of Evolution 2011 — present.

Miranda Stephenson — Retired Director at the National STEM Learning Centre, University of York. Trustee, lead role in the establishing support to Teaching Schools, Multi Academy Trusts and Other Education Trusts. Trustee of Evolution 2011 — Present

Karron Young — Primary School Improvement Adviser (0–11) for York City Council. 11 years Primary School Teacher, Governor and Chair of Governors at Norton College 2012 — Present, Trustee of Evolution March 2016 — Present

Jill Donaldson-Hodges — Retired Headteacher at Norton College and Assistant Director for Education and Skills in York and North Yorkshire with over 40 years of experience in Education. Trustee for South Bank Academy Trust in York since 2017.  Governor at Norton College since 2017 and Trustee of Evolution since 2019 — present