Members

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones

Bay Education Trust Board Member and Chair of the Board

 

Gavin Jones is the Chair of the Bay Education Trust Board and chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Outside of the Trust, Gavin is Chief Executive Officer of Gavin Jones Consultancy, with a strong senior background in both operations and training within the hospitality sector. He has worked for some of the country’s leading brands, as well as smaller SME organisations. Having a proven track record to improve businesses through accelerated growth, increasing corporate standardisation, process flows and brand enhancement. Gavin brings all of this pedigree into the education sector to help the Trust with strategic thinking and development.

 

Celine Hawkins

Celine Hawkins

Bay Education Trust Board Member

 

Celine recently joined the Board as a member in February 2019.  She was an elected Governor of Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in London.  Also, a volunteer Parent Governor of a Local Authority primary school.  Education has always been a great interest of hers and she enjoyed every minute of her time serving in every way possible. She served as Chairman of the Brockley Society for about 8 years.  This Society was involved with the conservation of this very old and beautiful area of London.

She started her ‘career’ in law firstly as a secretary then a PA/Paralegal and finally Office Manager in a large law firm in the City of London. After retirement she and her husband moved to Mandelieu la Napoule on the French Riviera (situated in the Bay of Cannes) where they lived for nearly fifteen years and enjoyed a wonderful Mediterranean lifestyle.  Never quite conquering the French language as much as she would have liked, they moved back to the UK in January this year. In her spare time, she and her husband visit their five daughters, all who had the travel bug and variously now live in Australia, France, Spain, Malta and UK.

Judy Ravenscroft

Judy Ravenscroft

Bay Education Trust Board Member

Judy Ravenscroft has a background in biology, but is now a management consultant. She has a particular interest in governance.
Tim Stephens

Tim Stephens

Bay Education Trust Board Member

Married, with three grown up children, Tim currently works as the Business Manager in a large privately owned Pre-School, after twenty-plus years as a manager in the Post Office. He is also a director in two sports related companies.

Tim has been involved in primary school governance for over twenty years, having joined the governing body at Cockington Primary School in 1994 and until recently also a member of The Virtual School governing body, providing governance around the education of children in the care of the local authority.

Tim enjoys travel, sport, walking and spending time with the family. There is no job more rewarding than creating opportunities and the environment within which children can optimise their potential. He feels we need to provide experiences and support to help them prepare for the next stage of their education and for life in an ever evolving society.