Directors

 
 
 

Bev Williams (CEO / Director) read more

Bev is CEO of Legra Academy Trust and Principal at Belfairs Academy.

Strength and resilience run through the very fabric of all of the academies within our Trust. We are a great team who encourage each other to always achieve excellence. 

 

Kathy Herlock (Chair) read more

Kathy Herlock has lived in Essex for over 35 years. She has a wealth of educational experience from working in a range of schools over 40 years and has a master's degree in Educational Studies. She is currently an independent education consultant, working closely with school leaders and governing bodies. She is also a member of Billericay Town Council. Kathy is married and has two children and a grandchild who all live overseas. She loves to travel and is a member of Rotary International, being an active fundraiser for local and overseas charity projects.

 

Adam Tregoning JP (Director/Vice Chair) read more

Adam is currently Mayor's Officer & Macebearer to the Mayor of the Borough of Southend-on-Sea.

Adam is also a Magistrate on the South Essex Bench covering Southend & Basildon Magistrates Courts.

 

John Hunt (Director) read more

John is Chief Operating Officer of Finance & Quality at Bromley College of F&HE. 

John is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and lives in Essex with his wife and three children. 

 

Cllr Fay Evans (Director) read more

Councillor Fay Evans, former Mayor, is a well-respected member of the community and continues to have strong links with the Local Authority.

Cllr Evans believes that children are our future and education is so important.

 

Janet Jones (Director) read more

Janet has worked in the secondary sector of education for 40 years. She began her career as a linguist, was involved as a teacher trainer and over the past 20 years has worked as a successful senior manager in a variety of schools in Essex and elsewhere. As a headteacher she brought her experience to schools and communities where a fresh approach was required.

Essentially a pragmatist, she understands the needs of the community around the school and she is committed to creating a quality service for students and their parents.

 

Barbara Drake (Director) read more

At an early stage in my working life I chose to pursue a career in Human Resources and became professionally qualified in this field in 1984. For 16 years I worked for various organisations as Personnel Manager in a generalist role which covered the whole spectrum of employee related issues.

In 2001 I saw an opportunity to set up my own HR Consultancy business which I ran successfully as a Limited Company until 2016. In this role I had two types of clients; the majority were small owner managed businesses typically employing less than 100 employees. I would advise them on all matters from recruitment, employee/performance management, pay structures, business restructuring and sadly, redundancy and closure in some cases.