The Members of the Trust

Our Members monitor the work of the Trust Board to ensure that it is upholding the vision and values of the Trust.

Further details can be found in our Trust Constitution here.

Mr Tim Wainwright

Tim Wainwright became Chief Executive of WaterAid UK in May 2017. He believes water, sanitation and hygiene underpin all progress in development and is committed to WaterAid’s global strategy to transform lives by ensuring everyone, everywhere is reached with services that last. In today’s challenging world, this requires renewed energy and collaboration with partners from civil society, governments and the private sector. Before joining WaterAid, Tim spent six years as Chief Executive of ADD (Action on Disability and Development) International, an NGO working to promote independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people in poverty in Africa and Asia. Tim also served as the Chair of Bond, the consortium of UK international development agencies, for three years. He spent two years as Director of the English Regions for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK, and before that held a range of senior roles with Oxfam and VSO in the UK, Beijing and Bangkok. Tim began his career at British Airways, spending eight years in operational research and marketing roles, after completing a degree in maths at Cambridge and a masters at Lancaster. He spent most of his childhood in the UK and was educated at state schools. Tim lives in Oxford with his wife and two daughters, where he has been a school governor and Member of CSAT. When time permits, he removes the larger weeds that grow between the vegetables in his allotment.

Ms Kirsten Robinson

Kirsten Robinson is a qualified CPFA accountant with over 20 years of experience and is a member of the Institute of Management. She is currently a bursar of a college at the University of Oxford and has had a career in national audit and local government finance, procurement, performance management and governance, university finance, management and governance. She has experience of chairing governing bodies at both primary and secondary schools, and of being a non-executive board member on a Housing Association board, a small charity trustee and company secretary. In June 2016 she became a National Leader of Governance for the NCTL, a role that provides support to school Chairs of Governors to improve school performance.

Diocesan Board of Education

As a mixed multi-academy trust with both community and Church of England schools the Diocesan Board of Education acts as a Member of the Trust in a corporate capacity through the Diocesan Director of Education or otherwise as it shall direct. Further details about the Diocesan Board of Education can be found here:

Mr Paul Whitehouse

Paul Whitehouse is an IT professional with over 20 years' experience in data management and financial systems. He spent a number of years implementing and supporting financial systems in the UK and New Zealand. More recently he has been focussed on data architecture and governance for a large multi-national business. He was Chair of Governors at Madley Brook Community Primary School.