Meet the Members


Academy trust’s are founded by members who have a general duty to exercise their powers, to further the academy trust’s charitable purpose.


Richard WestMember - St Mary's Church, Maidenhead
Hilary HallMember - Chair of Directors
Gordon JoynerMember - Oxford Diocesan Board of Education Deputy Director, Resources


Supporting Staff

Natasha Kirby - Trust Business Manager, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Wendy Simmons - Trust Finance Manager, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Jennifer Blackburn - Clerk, Ashley Hill Multi Academy Trust

Meet our Members

Gordon Joyner
Oxford Diocesan Board of Education Deputy Director, Resources
Gordon Joyner is currently Deputy Director of Education with the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education and has 23 years’ experience in overseeing a wide range of school organisational matters, including the planning of new schools. He has also been a governor at various schools over the last nine years and has undertaken most governor roles in that time, including Chair of Governors and Chair of finance committee.

Hilary Hall

Hilary is Director of Adults, Health and Commissioning for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.  She has over 20 years’ experience in a range of governance, policy and performance roles within local government and specifically within children’s and adult services.


Hilary joined the Royal Borough in 2014, having worked previously at Bracknell Forest Council after relocating from Herefordshire.  Her particular skills are around data, performance analysis and risk management.


In addition to Bisham C of E Academy, Hilary is also Chair of Governors at Riverside Primary and Nursery School in Maidenhead.

Richard West

Dick West has been the operations manager at St Mary’s Church in Maidenhead for the past three years. Prior to that he worked for Next plc for 25 years. He held various Area Management roles. He has a background in HR and has an MA is Human Resource Management. He was a governor at All Saints Junior School until last year. He is married to Fiona and they have two sons, one is just leaving university and the other is just starting.