Meet Our Team
The St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust senior management team take responsibility for the day to day running of the Trust and each member academy in partnership with the Headteacher. The senior management team implement the policies laid down by the Trustees and report back to them on performance.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Jo Evans
Since starting as CEO in 2017, Jo has been re-energising the organisation to work collaboratively, operate effectively and continue to grow in a sustainable way. Jo has a very strong research informed background, being part of the Cambridge Primary Review Board of Directors. She has been a leader in a range of rural and city schools, taking two schools to 'Outstanding'. Jo has written a book chapter for Routledge, "Aims into Practice" and was involved in the creation of the Church of England Professional Qualification for Headship.
CHIEF FINANCE AND PEOPLE OFFICER - Rachel Martin
Rachel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 and moved from the charitable sector to education in 2012. As CFPO, Rachel leads on finance & HR, ensuring the teams work in collaboration across the Trust and that the work undertaken is supportive and adds value against our priorities. Rachel is passionate about education and with the team, ensures the values and ethos of the Trust become inherent in who we are and how we work. Rachel is an active member of a local Baptist church, and lives with her husband and two children.
Chief Operating Officer - Julia Croughton
Julia qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994 and worked in private practice specialising in the not-for-profit sector, before moving to work for a charitable trust in the leisure industry. In 2016, Julia looked to expand her skills in a different sector and joined St Christopher's to work as part of the central team supporting the strategic aims of the Trust and its schools. Julia leads on operational compliance and resourcing ensuring all schools can flourish and are great places to work and learn. In her spare time, Julia is happiest in her garden, or bodyboarding in Cornwall!
Director of School Improvement - Sean Millar
Sean leads the team of School Improvement Leaders. With over 15 years experience in school leadership he has been the headteacher of two schools, leading one from satisfactory to outstanding. Sean has worked in rural and urban contexts and was seconded to teach the core English element to PGCE students at The University of Exeter. As well as the leadership and teaching of English and History, Sean's particular interest and passion lies within curriculum design and development. His work has featured in several publications, most recently in 'Talk for Teaching'. In his spare time Sean enjoys travel, the beach and attempting to get fit!