Our Board of Members

Our members are people that have been chosen for their extensive skills and experience in areas such as education, finance and asset management, some of whom may also be a member of a Local Advisory Board of one of our family of schools.

Barry Nolan

Chair of Board of Trustees & a Member

Barry has over 30 years’ experience in Retail and Corporate Banking and has been involved in mainstream and special school governance for the past 10 years. (Read more)

Hardip Begol CBE

Chair of the Board of Members & a Trustee

Hardip is the Director for Integration and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government. He is the chair of Board of Members for the Eden Academy Trust. (Read more)

Judith Hemery OBE


Judith Hemery is an Education Consultant and also Senior Adviser on Schools and Sport to the British Council.

She worked for many years for the British Council, ultimately having overall responsibility for its work with schools, teachers and education authorities in the UK and in countries across the world.  (Read more)

Pamela Stentiford


Pamela Stentiford is the Head of Finance for Local Growth Programmes in the Department for Communities and Local Government, which includes supporting delivery of the Regional Growth Fund, European Programmes, and Growth Deals.  She has been working in the Finance Division for the last three years where she has worked across a wide range of Departmental policy areas, including Fire and Resilience, Regeneration and Housing. (Read more)

Mark Lemon


Mark Lemon chairs the Eden Academy audit committee.

Mark is currently the Senior Director of Global Analytics at Wyndham International (a $5bn Hotel and Leisure Group). He has 35 years experience of global head office roles within major corporations including Hilton and Avis. His main areas of expertise are within strategic analytics, finance, and project management.

Mark is involved with several disabled children’s charities in UK and overseas