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Governor Conflict of Interests / Employees with Benefits over £100k

It is a statutory requirement for all Governors at Commonweal to record any conflict of interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner.  An ‘interest’ in this case, is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a decision made at a meeting where the governor is present.

It is also a statutory requirement to include a note on the number of employees whose benefits exceed £100k, in £10k bandings, for the previous year ended 31 August.

Benefits for this purpose include salary, employers’ pension contributions, other taxable benefits and termination payments.

There was 1 (one) employee, for the year ending 31st August 2022, whose aggregate salary and benefits (as noted above) was between £100k and £110k.

Governor Conflict of Interests as at November 2022

NamePositionNature of InterestDate interest was registeredDate interest ceasedNotes
Ahmet Gurcan FidanGovernorNokia Network - Current Employment18/10/2021Resigned 20/07/2022
Rebecca Fidan, Spouse
Employee of The Commonweal School
Chartered Institute of Management Accountant
Membership of Professional Body
Adam Fidan
Student of The Commonweal School
Joyce BirnieGovernorAssociate Lecturer - University of the West of England - Current Employment16/10/2022
J Birnie Coaching18/10/202116/10/2022
David MasonChair of CurriculumDM Mason Engineering Consultants
Current Employment and Company Director
Member of Institution of Civil Engineers
Member of Professional Body
Grev ParmenterVice Chair of GovernorsMedical Missionary News
Current Employment
Janice Thompson Performance Trust
Charity Trusteeships
The Cracknell Trust
Charity Trusteeships
Chartered Institute of Management Accountant
Membership of Professional Body
Erica FordGovernorSpeech and Language Therapist
Swindon Borough Council
Current Employment
18/10/2021Resigned 10/10/2022
PTA Chair, The Commonweal School
Membership of Organisation
Deb WilsonGovernorNationwide Building Society
Current Employment
13/12/201827/09/2020Resigned 27/09/2020
Jokie BakkerChair of GovernorsNil17/10/2022
Nick WareChair of Finance and PlanningNil18/10/2021Resigned 31/08/2022
Linda PeeleChair of Personnel and Student WelfareJames Lang LaSalle - Current Employment17/10/2022
Tony ForsytheVice Chair of GovernorsChildren attend Commonweal17/10/2022
Neil WilliamsonGovernorNeos Networks
Current Employment
Previous Employment
Chartered Institute of Management Accountant17/10/2022
Clare Williamson, Spouse
Works for UKRI
no conflict
Genevieve WilliamsGovernorNil17/10/2022
Ali AramGovernorIntel Corporation (UK) Ltd
Current Employment
Anna TuersleyGovernorNil10/10/2022
Philip HuttonGovernorChildren attend Commonweal17/10/2022
Florence LeroyGovernorCarl Tagoe
Robert Le Kyng Primary School, Chair of Governors
Francis GeorgeGovernorSolicitor for Francis George Solicitors Advocate
Company Director and Current Employment
Member of The Law Society - Member of Professional Body
Helen BurchGovernorMember of IET and registered as Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council - Member of Professional Body15/10/2022
Mirella IbrahimovicGovernorFinance and Contracts Manager
Current Employment
Member of ICAEW - Member of Professional Body
Simone FranklinGovernorPrinciple Consultant Imparta
Current Employment
25/09/2022Resigned 12/04/2024
Franklin Learning - Company Director
Volunteer for the Platform Project
Robert LinnegarHeadteacherEOTAS Management Committee08/07/2019Resigned 31/08/2021
Chocolate Theatre Company13/10/2020
Samantha Hatherall - Supply Teacher at Commonweal School30/11/2020
Charles DrewHeadteacherMarianne Drew
Employed as Assistant Headteacher at Commonweal School
4 STFC Match Tickets - accepted
4 Wilkes Academy Tickets - declined
Nicolas WeaverStaff GovernorNil15/10/2018Resigned 8/11/2021
Axel RemoivilleStaff GovernorNil18/10/2022
Crystal Clifford-BuddenStaff GovernorNil17/10/2022
Wendy ButcherStaff GovernorNil18/10/2021Resigned 6/12/2021