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Members, Trustees and Governor Committee's

Please see below a list of our Members, Trustees and Governors, following the creation the Forest of Dean Trust on the 1st April 2020.



Name  Position  Appointed
Brian Robinson Chair of Members 10th January 2023
Jim Peryer Vice Chair 1st April 2020
Father David Gill Member 20th July 2022


Name  Position  Appointed
Matthew Reid Chair of Trustees 29th June 2021
Julian Grail Vice Chair of Trustees 7th February 2023
Anthony Rose Trustee 1st April 2020 (re-appointed)
Stephen Brady Chief Executive Officer 1st April 2020 (re-appointed)
Janet Ray Finance Director 1st April 2020 (re-appointed)
Lorna Farbowski Trustee 18th April 2023
Anthony Griffiths Trustee 16th April 2024

Clerk to the Trustees/Company Secretary

Hannah Tufnell Clerk to Trustees 21st March 2022
Janet Ray Company Secretary 1st April 2020 (re-appointed)


Name  Position  Appointed
Jennifer King  Chair of Local Governing Board 22nd September 2021
Matthew Bishop  Staff/Parent Governor  11th May 2021
Adam Harrington  Staff Governor  19th March 2024 (re-appointed)
Michala Reid Community Governor 19th March 2024 (re-appointed)
Sandra Tyrrell Community Governor  19th March 2024 (re-appointed)
Stephen Brady  Chief Executive Officer/Headteacher 1st April 2020 (re-appointed - Ex-Officio)
Natalie Trigg Parent Governor  29th September 2021
Richard Norris Parent Governor 29th September 2021
Emma Pugh Community Governor 7th February 2023
Pete Adams Community Governor 23rd May 2023



Related Interest

Mr Matthew Bishop 

Governor at Ruardean Primary School

Director at Severn Vale School, Quedgeley

Governor at Gloucestershire NHS Board

Trustee at Earlybirds Playgroup, Cinderford

Cinderford Town Councillor

Forest of Dean District Councillor

Chair of FODDC Audit Committee

FODDC external rep for Teens in Crisis

Deputy Member FODDC rep Gloucestershire Police

GMB work based union rep

Member of Glos Schools forum
Member of staff at Dene Magna School and Sixth Form

Mrs Janet Ray

Company Secretary at Dene Magna School and Sixth Form
Finance Director - Forest of Dean Trust
GWR Properties - Director

Mrs Michaela Reid

Employee at Berry Hill School, Coleford
Governor Drybrook Primary school

Mrs Sandra Tyrrell Employee at Gloucestershire College
Mr Adam Harrington Member of staff at Dene Magna School and sixth form
Mr Stephen Brady

Headteacher at Dene Magna School and Sixth Form
Chief Executive Officer - Forest of Dean Trust

Mr Brian Robinson

Director of Pumping Station Ltd

Mr Julian Grail

University of Gloucestershire
University of Bristol
University of the West Of England
University Of Worcester

Director of Enterprising Futures CIC

Mr Mathew Reid

Family member employed by Forest Of Dean Trust

Joint Managing Director of Circlesquare Marketing

Joint owner of Avocado Jam Ltd 

Volunteer employee for NHS

Mrs Lorna Farbowski Caski Ltd - Business Director
District Secretary (Castiard District)
Division Secretary (Forest North Division)
WI (GFWI – Gloucestershire Federation of Women’s Institutes)-
Secretary of Mitcheldean WI
- Trustee of GFWI
- County Safeguarding Officer
Secretary of Cinderford & District Swimming Club
- Member and secretary of Gloucester County ASA (Exec Committee for Aquatic
Mitcheldean Lunch Club – Treasurer and Organiser

Pete Adams

Chair for Drybrook Primary School

Chair of Littledean Parish Council

Governor for Littledean Primary School

Trustee of Parochial Church Charities


Anthony Griffiths

Governor of Forest View Primary School

Governor of St Whites Primary School

Link Tutor for the University of Gloucestershire

Drybrook - Local Governing Committee

Name Position  Appointed
Peter Adams Chair of the Local Governing Committee 6th October 2020
Michaela Reid Governor 6th October 2020
Sarah Lowe Parent Governor  11th January 2022


Meeting attendance is detailed in the financial accounts of the year.