MAT Governance Structure


The Members are signatories to the Articles of Association (which sets out the trusts’ charitable objects and governance structure) and have the power to amend the articles of association.

The Falmouth MAT Members are:

Rev Simon Cade (representing Askel Veur)

Prof Dave Hosken

Louise Osborne

Information regarding Askel Veur

Askel Veur is a Corporate Member by the hand of the Diocesan Director of Education, Simon Cade.

The Diocese of Truro is the statutory provider of 44 Church Schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As Academy Member, Site Trustee, or academy sponsor the diocese serves more than 130 schools in 15 academy trusts and the maintained sector. 

The Member function of the diocese is for the whole trust as well as any church schools. Askel Veur will bring its wide experience and insight to promote the objects of the Trust.

Contact details - The Diocese of Truro Academies Company. Registered at Church House, Woodlands Court, Truro Business Park TR4 9NH



The Directors are both charity trustees and company directors and have the legal responsibility for conducting the business of the trust. They may choose to delegate certain powers to committees or to the local advisory boards in accordance with a Scheme of Delegated Authority (SoDA).

In particular, Directors have responsibility to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • oversee the financial performance of the organisation and make sure its money is well spent.


The Falmouth MAT Directors are:


Phil Orwin

Phil Orwin is a career NHS manager and management consultant and has for the last 13 years worked independently with some of the most challenged NHS organizations and systems within the NHS.

Phil’s NHS career spans close on 30 years, of which 20 years have been in director or accountable officer roles. Phil regularly supports challenged organizations and health systems and is a financial and operational turnaround expert. Phil’s most recent assignment was as the interim Chief Operating Officer for University Hospitals North Midlands. Phil’s academic background is History, having graduated from the University of London with a BA Hons. Phil also holds a diploma and MSc in Management, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Member of the Institute of Interim Management. Phil, supported by the diocese, is currently studying for a Certificate in School Governance.

Phil has been a Governor of Archbishop Benson SAT in Truro for two years. Phil is also the Chair of United Social Ventures, a UK international development charity which works with and supports entrepreneurs in Uganda to develop self-sustaining business which deliver social benefit.

Bill Stuart-White

Canon Bill Stuart-White has been Parish Priest of All Saints, Falmouth since May 2018. He also leads Transforming Mission Falmouth, an initiative to help the Church of England reach the younger generations.

Prior to that appointment he served as Archdeacon of Cornwall for 6 years, working as part of the Bishop of Truro's Staff to oversee the work of the Church of England in mid and west Cornwall. In that capacity he also served on the Truro Diocesan Board of Education and as Member of two Cornish Multi Academy Trusts. He has previously been Parish Priest in Camborne, Wadebridge and the Tamar Valley. In each of these places, and previously in Birmingham and Leeds, he served on the Boards of Governors of both Church and Community primary schools.

Karen Bond

Karen has been involved in school governance for the past ten years. Karen has been a Chair of Governors in a large primary school and was also Chair of Trustees for Crofty Multi Academy Trust for two years. She is also a National Leader of Governance (NLG).

Karen is a member of Cornwall’s Fostering and Permanence Panel. She has a BA Hons Degree in Professional Practice in Education and is currently studying part time for a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management in Education.

Karen’s drive and passion for governance comes from wanting to ensure all children receive the very best education that all children deserve.


Local Advisory Boards

For further Information regarding MAT Governance, please contact the MAT Officer, Claire Collins –


Secure Governors Area