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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 2021, whose aggregate salary and benefits (as noted above) was between £110k and £120k.

Governor Conflict of Interests as at 7th December 2021

NamePositionNature of InterestDate interest was registeredDate interest ceasedNotes
Ahmet Gurcan FidanGovernorNokia Network - Current Employment15/10/2018
Rebecca Fidan, Spouse
Employee of The Commonweal School
Adam Fidan
Student of The Commonweal School
Joyce BirnieGovernorAssociate Lecturer - University of the West of England Bristol
Current Employment
J Birnie Coaching15/10/2018
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
Deb WilsonGovernorNationwide Building Society
Current Employment
13/12/201827/09/2020Resigned 27/09/2020
Jokie BakkerChair of GovernorsLethbridge School Governor20052012
Nick WareChair of Finance and PlanningNationwide Building Society
Current Employment
Jackie Ware
Treasurer of Commonweal School PTA
Linda PeeleChair of Personnel and Student WelfareQuality Director JLL
Current Employment
Tony ForsytheVice Chair of GovernorsChildren attend Commonweal08/07/2019
Neil WilliamsonGovernorVodafone
Current Employment
Chartered Institute of Management Accountant19/10/2020
Clare Williamson
Works for UKRI
no conflict of interest to declare
Genevieve WilliamsGovernorNEU
Membership of Professional Body
Ali AramGovernorNil19/10/2020
Anna TuersleyGovernorDaughter attends Commonweal Sixth Form17/10/2021
Philip HuttonGovernorNil19/10/2020
Florence LeroyGovernorCarl Tagoe
Robert Le Kyng Primary School Governor
Robert LinnegarHeadteacherEOTAS Management Committee08/07/201931/08/2021Resigned 31/08/2021
Chocolate Theatre Company13/10/2020
Samantha Hatherall - Supply Teacher at Commonweal School30/11/2020
Charles DrewHeadteacherMarianne Drew
Head of House (teacher) at Commonweal School
oversight and responsibility for her work
Nicolas WeaverStaff GovernorNil15/10/2018
Axel RemoivilleStaff GovernorNil14/10/2020
Wendy ButcherStaff GovernorNil13/10/2020