The Best From Everyone - page 46-47

Welcoming new Group Board and Executive Team members
The Group appointed Richard Greenhalgh to succeed Sir Michael Graydon as Chairman of United
Learning. Sir Michael stood down after 18 years of Board-level involvement with the Group and
had been Chair since 2012. The Group remains indebted to Sir Michael for his many years of
dedication, commitment and loyalty to its schools.
At the beginning of the academic year, we were delighted to welcome Dame Sally Coates as
Director of Secondary Academies – South. Dame Sally joined the Group from Burlington Danes
Academy.
Developing an Outstanding Team
We continued to strengthen the expertise within our Central functions with recruitment to roles
including Lead Safeguarding Officer and Company Secretary.
Our Deputy Director of People, Lindsay Batchford was awarded HR Magazine’s prestigious
“Practitioner of the Year” in the 2015 HR Excellence Awards.
An Enabling Centre
An Enabling Centre
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