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Merlyn Ipinson-Fleming (Chair)

A senior Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience working in both Advisory and Strategic capacities and with extensive experience in Change Management, Management Development and Employee Relations.

Merlyn is a Trustee and Vice Chair on the Board of the Citizens Advice Bureau, a Trustee and Committee Chair for the Quartet Community Foundation and continues to work as a board member on a community trust board as well as being a Trustee for Cathedral Schools Trust.

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Naomi Copping

Naomi has spent over a decade working for a range of organisations, from multimillion pound companies to SME’s and is passionate about diversity, providing learning opportunities and building closer partnerships between education and industry. As Head of HR for a rapidly growing research and development facility Naomi is responsible for building an inspiring place to work and developing skills for the future at a national level.

Naomi holds a Masters in Human Resource Management as well as a number of specialist psychometric qualifications and champions integrity, learning, innovation, collaboration and excellence.

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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright BA (Hons) FCA is a Chartered Accountant and an Audit Partner with Deloitte LLP and has over 21 years’ experience of working with and advising dynamic organisations experiencing significant change.  He leads the Bristol Audit practice consisting of a team of over 150 people and he also has a National responsibility for quality and transformation. He has significant experience of working alongside Boards and providing strategic advice and he is well versed in risk assessment and financial due diligence.  He has a strong history of supporting local charities having participated in the 1625 Independent People sleep out in November and previously cycled 960 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in nine days.

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Anne Burrell

Through posts in six schools in five different Local Authorities, as SW Region Senior School Improvement Adviser (SSIA),  as Senior Director: National Challenge with National Strategies and now as Education Adviser with DfE Anne has gained breadth and depth of experience working both directly with students and in system change. Anne is an experienced Headteacher and Principal with experience, knowledge and understanding of school improvement, raising standards, educational policies and practice from leading a school as well as a regional and national role supporting and challenging other leaders.

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Mohammed Rashid

Mo is a father of three teenagers, ageing cricketer, semi-retired with business interests in:-

  • The Hospitality sector
  • Property Management and Development
  • IT - Software development and IT consultancy.

Mo has over 25 years of experience in delivering Solutions and services to the Telecom industry worldwide. He has done a lot of work with The Princes Trust acting as Business mentor helping young people who are looking to either start their own business or looking to take the next step back into employment. He also sits on the Board of WECare & Repair in Bristol.