Members of Corvus Education Trust

Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall (Business)

Mike has a BSc Computing and Micro Electronics. Since 2003 he has co-owned a multi-million dollar text analytics business in the United States (Lexalytics Inc.) where he lived for several years.  He currently owns and runs a couple of smaller companies.

He has been a governor for a number of year,  first as chair of finance and then as Chair of Governors before becoming Chair of Trustees.  He runs STEM and Code Club activities across two of the trust schools on a weekly basis. He brings a wide range of business and management skills to the board along with a ‘can do’ attitude, enthusiasm and passion for what we are trying to achieve as a Multi-Academy Trust. He is married with two children, both of whom have attended one of the schools in the Trust.

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Roger Margand
Roger Margand (Solicitor)

Roger is a solicitor responsible for commercial transactions of all types from advising management teams and financiers on private equity deals, to negotiating, drafting and reviewing an extensive range of commercial contracts. He has particular expertise in banking and corporate finance, charities and non-profit making organisations advice, commercial contracts, corporate finance, joint ventures, private equity transactions, shareholder’s agreements and compliance. Roger played an active role in opening The Free School Norwich and was director of the school from November 2011 to September 2013. He was a Trustee and Chair of the Dereham, Watton and Holt Citizens Advice bureau September 2008 a governor of Trowse Primary school in October 2010 and is now the Chair of Governors for Framingham Earl High School, Norwich.

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Miriam Elston
Miriam Elston (retired Headteacher)

Miriam started teaching in an Infant School in Newham, East London in 1977.  In 1980 she moved to Norfolk and has taught in a number of schools in the county, the majority being within the Long Stratton Cluster. Her career moved from Class teacher to Deputy Head and she became a Head teacher in 1996 at Hempnall First School. In the time she was Head teacher at Hempnall  Primary she has took it through many changes in educational direction. She was also a Consultant Head teacher, working with schools in an advisory capacity and a Local  Systems leader. She led the transition at Hempnall from First School to Primary School and following this managed a successful new build programme for the school. In January 2000 she became Partnership Head of Shelton with Hardwick Community School and Hempnall Primary and the schools Federated in April 2015 (SHHS Federation). Miriam retired in August 2016 She brings considerable educational and leadership experience to the role.

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Ed PurnellEd Purnell (Accountant)

Ed Purnell is a Tax Accountant. He is an AAT trained accountant. He has his own taxation company and is also the Marketing Manager for a Norwich based accountancy practice. Previous to this he was a Retail Manager at both Tesco and Sainsbury’s for approximately 20 years. He is a Trustee for the Friends of Norwich In Bloom holding the position of their treasurer up until October 2015.  He is also a F.A. certified Welfare Officer of a local football team. He has one son aged 10 who attended one of our trust schools. The skills he brings to the board are as follows; Leadership skills, coaching skills, project planning and control skills, financial  planning, budget setting/ review and  financial control skills, HR skills including Interviewing skills, performance management and conflict resolution skills, marketing skills including digital marketing.

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Paul Uglow

Paul was Chair of Governors at Watton Westfield before becoming a Trustee. He is a territory Sales Manager for Norbrook Laboratories – managing circa £1.8m of pharmaceutical sales to over 300 veterinary practices. His skills include the ability to work to budgets, improve margins whilst continuing to hit growth targets each year,

He also promotes excellent customer service – adding value to practices through continued client innovation and staff training, negotiation & presentation skills.

He has been a governor at Westfield Infant & Nursery School since 2014. Outside of work Paul was Health & Safety Head Steward (2006 – 2014) and Steward from 2014 to present day at the Aylsham Show. He was a trustee of the show from 2009 to 2012. His also a football referee.