Rhian Roberts

Chair of Hive Education Trust
Hive Education Trust Board Member

Rhian is Head of Digital Strategy Engagement for BBC Radio and Music Multiplatform and a member of the BBC Creative Leadership network. She is also on the board of trustees for Greenbelt Festival.

Harry Tefoglou

Vice-Chair of Hive Education Trust
Chair of Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee, Hive Education Trust Board Member

Harry is a financial professional with over 30 years’ experience. He is currently managing an investment fund for institutional investors.


Liz Adekunle

Hive Education Trust Board Member

Liz is the former Archdeacon of Hackney and a chaplain to his Majesty the King. She lives in central London.

Damilola Ajagbonna

Damilola is an educator and currently Acting Headteacher of Bedford School in Bedford. He trained as a teacher with Teach First and subsequently worked in the inner London Boroughs of Islington and Newham as a teacher and leader. He is passionate about providing an excellent education for every child.

Kathryn Davies

Chair of Standards Committee
Hive Education Trust Board Member

An economist by trade, Kathryn leads a team of global marketing and communications professionals for a large international company. She lives in Islington, North London, and has over 10 years’ governance experience, specifically in supporting the drive for high educational standards.

David Holland KC

Hive Education Trust Board Member

David is a barrister and Kings Counsel who also sits as a part-time Judge. He lives in Highbury, North London, and brings a sharp legal mind to the Trust’s activities.

Vicky Linsley

Chief Executive Officer, Hive Education Trust
Hive Education Trust Board Member

With over 25 years’ experience of inner city education, Vicky is currently Headteacher at Islington's St Mary Magdalene Academy. She has a wealth of experience, both as a leader and as a consultant, bringing change to schools in some of the most challenging circumstances. She has worked as a seconded HMI and continues to lead inspections for Ofsted. Vicky brings an ability to assess a school swiftly and to work collegiately with leaders and governors.

Ian Ship

Chief Finance Officer, Hive Education Trust

Ian is currently Director of Finance and Corporate Services at St Mary Magdalene Academy. With many years of experience in both public and private sectors, Ian brings an eagle eye and a strategic approach to the Trust's financial management.


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