Mr Mike Redmond

Appointed 27/04/2016 Vice Chair

About Me

Mike Redmond has had a 50-year career in pharmaceutical and related industries. During this time, he lived and worked in many different countries. For the last 21 years of that career, he was an independent director, either as chairman or NED, of a number of private and public companies in pharma / biotech / life science / clinical research areas, mostly in UK, but also in Germany and Canada.


In addition to SENDAT, his community involvements currently include director of Theatre Royal, chair of Bury Concert Club and of Orford Flower Show, and treasurer of Orford Sailing Club.

Mr Richard Attwell

Appointed 01/09/2019 Chair of Finance and Audit committee

About Me

I am a CIMA qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience working in financial roles across a number of industries. The last 15 years have been spent working in senior management roles and I am currently Finance Director for Jockey Club Estates, a land and property management company. I work closely with senior managers in the different business units to ensure appropriate financial controls exist and managers are supported to develop their teams and the business in a sustainable and commercial manner.

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a regular at my local parkrun with my 11 year old son and am also a Run Director at our local Junior Parkrun. My son has a dual diagnosis of Autism and ADHD and this has been the catalyst for our involvement with a number of local community activities such as parkrun. I have tried to use the insight I have gained from living with ASD to positive effect by involvement as a Board member at 2 local schools, Sebert Wood Community Primary School and SENDAT. This provides me with the opportunity to apply business experience to support education settings with a particular focus on SEND and Finance.

About Me
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Alan Maltpress - MBE

Date Appointed: 01/09/2015
Pecuniary Interest: Governor at West Suffolk College

About Me

Alan Maltpress, MBE

Alan Maltpress is a chemistry graduate with considerable senior management experience in the private and public sector.  Up until 1991, Alan worked for Ciba Geigy, the Swiss Multinational company, as Managing Director of the large Plastics Division Site based at Duxford, Cambs.  The site employed 1200 people with 3 business units turning over well over £100 million.  The facilities included Research, Production and Marketing with all necessary support functions such as HR, health and safety, engineering, logistics etc.  Whilst in that role, Alan also chaired the steering group in the setting up of the Training and Education Council for Cambridgeshire (CamsTEC), leaving Ciba Geigy in 1991 to become Managing Director of CamsTEC.

Since retiring in 1998, Alan has served as Chairman of a number of public sector, education and charitable organisations including:  Cambridge Housing Group (a Housing Association); Grafham Water Centre (an outdoor education centre) and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for Eastern Region.

He has served up until 2012 as a Vice Chair of College Heath Middle School and Chair of Finance at that school.  Since 2012, Alan has been an Independent Member of West Suffolk College Corporation, and also sits on the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

In 1998 Alan was appointed an MBE for  his contribution to business and education in Cambridgeshire

Neil Kellett - Chair

Date Appointed: 01/09/2015
Chair of Directors from 7-9-16
sits on the Priory Local Advisory Board

About Me

After a full military career, I worked in estates & property management and then moved into providing training for businesses and workplaces.  Mainly in the health & safety and leadership & management areas. My son attended Priory school and having been a governor at his primary school I had an interest in SEND and joined the Priory governing body. I then moved onto the Board of Trustees when we became a Multi Academy Trust, and I took over as the Chair in 2016. I also Chair the Provision committee and I am a member of the Priory Local Advisory Board. 


I also sit on my village playing fields and sports club committees, having a keen interest in sports,  where I also maintain the grounds in my spare time


Raj Ghatauray

Date Appointed 01/09/2020

About Me

Raj is currently Head/Director of NatWest Banking Group/Royal Bank of Scotland Group Head of Financial Crime Risk and Compliance and Conduct Risk Reporting, London (2015-present).  He has been with RBSG in various roles from 1998.

Raj has 32 years of experience in banking, covering several diverse disciplines from Risk Management, Financial Management, Regulatory reporting, Change and Controls Assurance.

Raj was appointed as a SENDAT Director in September 2020.

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Lawrence Chapman - CEO

Date Appointed: 01/09/2015

About Me

Pecuniary Interest: Director - Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre; Leader & Member of District Executive of Lowestoft Scouts; Scout Leader for Bury St Edmunds; 

Lawrence Chapman is CEO of SENDAT and executive Headteacher of Priory School and Stone Lodge Academy

Lawrence sits on both resources and provision committees as well as all Local Academy Boards.

Sue Snowdon - Chair Provision, Standards and Attainment

Appointed 18/07/2018

About Me

Sue Snowdon – Chair of Provision, Standards and Attainment Committee

Sue has previously been the CEO and Headteacher of Beal Multi-Academy Trust from 1995 to 2016, during which time, the Trust opened an ASD Unit attached to a mainstream school, an Alternative Provision Free School and a Teaching School.  Susan is currently the Sub Postmaster and owner of a General Store and Post Office.

Susan has been a Director of SENDAT since 2018.

Susan Embser-Kay

Appointed 01/09/2020

About Me

Susan is a consultant in project management, communications, marketing and design.  Her expertise is in marketing, creative direction, digital branding, website, display, copy writing and public relations.  Susan has a particular interest in stakeholder engagement and management.

Susan was appointed as a SENDAT Director in September 2020.

Elizabeth Pearce

Appointed 01/09/2020

About Me

Elizabeth is an experienced Operations Director with a track record of developing effective business structures incorporating growth strategy, obtaining finance, and sound financial control.  Elizabeth understands the requirements of governance in business and its role in  supporting organisational growth.  Elizabeth is an experienced senior manager, auditor and consultant with particular expertise in quality management.

Elizabeth is currently chair of the Suffolk Institute of Directors. 

Elizabeth was appointed as a SENDAT Director in September 2020.

Name Responsibility Committees   
Neil KellettChair of TrusteesPSA, Finance and Audit Resources, Priory LAB 
Mike RedmondVice Chair of TrusteesFinance and Audit, Chalk Hill LAB 
Lawrence ChapmanCEOFinance and Audit, PSA, All LABs 
 Richard AttwellChair of Finance and AuditFinance and Audit 
Sue Snowdon Chair of Provision, Standards and AttainmentProvision, Chair Chalk Hill LAB
Alan Maltpress Provision 
 Susan Embser-Kay Provision 
Elizabeth PearceVice Chair PSAProvision 
 Raj Ghatauray Finance and Audit