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.

 

Keith Hayes

Keith Hayes

Bay Education Trust Board Member

Keith is a retiree living in Devon after a career in the financial services sector. He was a rated analyst of the European Auto sector for over 20 years as well as the head of Industrials equity research at Goldman Sachs Europe.

In 2006 he was appointed the Director of European Equity Research. In 2009 he relocated to Hong Kong where he was the Director of Goldman’s Asian Equity Research Department until his retirement in 2014.

Keith supports a number of charitable institutions, primarily involving a hospice for teenagers in the South West of England and the use of art and sport in the wider education of teenagers. 

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.
Andrew Simmonds

Andrew Simmonds

Bay Education Trust Board Trustee

Andrew has been a trustee and board director of many high-profile third sector organisations, including Great Western Air Ambulance, The National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland and is currently Chair of Round Table Children’s Wish – a national charity that grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.
 
Andrew has worked in the property industry for the majority of his career, having initially trained as an accountant in an Audit setting.  Most recently, Andrew has been consulting with construction, development and real-estate companies both in the UK and Spain. Joining the Bay Education Trust board in 2020, Andrew brings with him a huge level of governance experience as well as his strong commercial acumen.
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.