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Our Governing Body.


His Grace The 12th Duke of Devonshire CBE

Chair of Governors: Mr A Crompton, LLB, MBA

Andrew is an Old Trident, having attended Trent from 1979 to 1986. He is a qualified solicitor and Group Chief Executive of the Science Navigation Group. Andrew is married with two daughters and lives in West Berkshire. To contact the Chair of Governors please email

Deputy Chair of Governors: Mr P Vescovi, BSc (Hons), MSc

Paul is Managing Director of Credit Services for Experian. He and Tracey have William, Joshua and Grace attending Trent College and Lily attending The Elms. 

Mr S Anelay, BSc, (Est Man), FRICS Dip BBM

Stephen is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.   He has practised as a Chartered Surveyor in the East Midlands for over 40 years and has extensive experience in property matters, new development, project management and the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings.  He is married with two children.  His son attended Trent College and he has one grandson at Trent College and one at The Elms.

Mr D J Bates, BA (Hons), ACMA

David is a CIMA qualified accountant with a degree in Economics from Sheffield University who attended Trent College from 1994 – 1999.  He is currently a Finance Director at Experian where he has worked in various commercial finance roles for the past 12 years.  David is married to Mags and has two young children and lives in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

Mr I Bowness, BA, FCA

Ian is the Financial Director of United Carpets Group.  He is married and his son and daughter are both Old Tridents.

Mr A Butler

Aidan Butler is an Old Trident and attended Trent between 1982-90.  Aidan is an Investment Manager with Standard Life Wealth, heading up their Leeds office.  He has a wife, Kate who is also an Old Trident, as well as 2 teenage children.


Dr G Crocker, MBE DPhil ACA

Glenn Crocker is CEO of BioCity Group Ltd, a biotech incubation and investment business based in Nottingham. He has a DPhil in Immunology from Oxford University and qualified as a chartered accountant with EY, focussing on working with biotech companies in Palo Alto, California and Cambridge, UK, where he headed up the UK Biotech practice for EY. He has four children, all of whom have been or are being educated at Trent.

In 2014 Glenn received an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry.

Mr M Doleman

Mark is the Deloitte Nottingham Office Senior Partner and also leads the Nottingham audit practice.   Mark has been a senior partner for seven years and a partner for 10.  His skills have led him to work with a variety of businesses as a partner, including numerous private limited companies, private equity businesses and owner managed/entrepreneurial businesses and he currently heads up the entrepreneurial businesses group across the Midlands.  Over the years Mark has made significant contacts in the East Midlands’ marketplace through recent roles such as President of the Notts, Lincs and Derby ICAEW, being part of the 2012 East Midlands Olympic Board and sitting on the Board of Nottingham Rugby Club.

Mrs J Ellis, BA (Hons)

Jennifer Ellis (nee Crompton) is an OT and attended Trent from 1989 to 1991.  She is a qualified solicitor and a partner at Straw & Pearce Solicitors. Jennifer has one daughter.

Dr R Field, PhD, MSc, MA, DIC, PGCAP

Richard is Associate Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.  Richard is passionate about providing high-quality, well-rounded education.  He brings experience of teaching in the field, including on many tropical scientific expeditions, in the classroom, via projects and interactively online. He is married with a young daughter and a young son.

Dr T Hammond

(Profile to follow)

Mr M Hannah, BSc, MRICS

Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor and shareholding Director of Innes England, Commercial Property Consultants, with close to 30 years’ experience in the agency and development sector.  Matthew also sits on the Midlands Board of the Investment Property Forum.  He has two children and his daughter is an Old Trident.

Mrs G Hinks, BSc(Hons), ACA

Gill is a chartered accountant and currently a director at PwC. She works with a range of organisations including privately owned entrepreneurial businesses, private equity backed companies, charities and has specialised in the Education sector. She is married with three children.

Mr M Ronan, MA (Cantab)

Mark has been Headmaster of Pocklington School since 2008 following four rewarding years as Deputy Head, Academic at Trent College.  Mark is currently the North East Division representative on the HMC Academic Policy committee; a member of the York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group; and a member of the Department for Education Independent State School Partnership Forum.  Mark’s wife, Fiona, works as an Advance Nurse Specialist in York District Hospital and they both enjoy walking the Wolds and beyond.

Mrs S Rosser

Sally is currently Deputy Head with responsibility for the oversight of Pastoral Care at Rugby School and also the School's Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Sally joined Rugby School in 1992 to assist with the transition to full co-education in 1993 and has run three boarding houses during her time at the School.  Married to Philip, who also teaches at Rugby, they have four children, the youngest of whom is now in the Sixth form at Rugby School.

Mrs R Singleton

Rebecca is Marketing Director for Morrisons Supermarkets, having previously worked in marketing for Sainsburys and Boots.  She is married to Richard and they have two children, Will and Tom, who are Old Tridents. 

Mr C Swallow BSc(Hons)

Chris is an Old Trident.  He is Managing Director of Creamline Dairies, a keen golfer and married with two children.

Bursar and Clerk to the Governors

Steve Burnham, School Bursar

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