Members


    Bishop Trevor Wilmott

Bishop Trevor was 'given the gift of faith' as a teenager by an inspiring Christian family, and studied for ordained ministry at Cambridge after a first degree at St Peter's College, Oxford. Following his curacy in St Alban's Diocese, Bishop Trevor's ministry took him to Oslo and Naples and he later became Officiating Chaplain to H.M. and American Forces in Southern Europe. After returning to the UK, Bishop Trevor worked as the Diocesan Director of Post Ordination Training and later became Canon Residentiary of Durham Cathedral. In 2002 Bishop Trevor was consecrated as the suffragan Bishop of Basingstoke. During his seven years in post, Bishop Trevor took the lead in the areas of social reform, criminal justice and rural affairs. He was also a founding Trustee of the two social welfare charities. Bishop Trevor has many national church responsibilities and was elected to the Upper House of the Convocation in the Province of Canterbury in 2005 and is a member of the Business Committee of the Church of England's General Synod. As the current Bishop of Dover, Trevor has oversight for Canterbury Diocese which stretches from Maidstone southwards and includes the Weald, Romney Marsh, Ashford, Dover, Thanet, Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey and includes 288 parish churches. Bishop Trevor is married to Margaret, who works as a school finance consultant. They have one grown up daughter, Elizabeth, a hydrographer. Bishop Trevor describes himself as 'a real foodie who enjoys cooking'. His other interests include gardening, rugby and cricket.

 
    Rev. John Richardson

Following his move from Holy Trinity Margate in 2016, John became Assistant Priest of The Benefice of Romney Marsh. He has been a priest in the Church of England since 1975 and during that time has served for over forty years as a school governor in primary, junior, secondary, grammar and independent schools across the dioceses of Southwell, Salisbury, Bath and Wells, Bradford and Canterbury separately as a foundation and local authority governor. He made his maiden speech in the General Synod of the Church of England in 2000 in response to the changing culture of Faith Schools particularly in inner city inter faith communities. He chaired one of the first Academies in the UK in Bradford in the late 1990s and consequently was the keynote speaker at the national Head Teachers Conference in Torquay in 2000.As a member of the Archbishop's Council in Canterbury Diocese John joined the Diocesan Board of Education in 2013, and from 2014 was appointed as a Trustee and a Member as the first Chair of Aquila. He also is the Vice Chair of DCACL, the Diocese of Canterbury's Academy Sponsoring Body. He is also Chairman of the Outstanding CQC Mildmay NHS Specialist HIV Aids Hospital in London with sister projects in Kampala in Uganda and Kisumu in Kenya. They work with over 300,000 patients per annum. He is married to Sue who is recently  retired after 43 years teaching of special needs teaching in multi deprived areas.  She continues to be a Family Magistrate and School Governor. They have three children and eleven grandchildren.

 
   
 Mr Julian Hills
 
Julian is currently the Diocesan Secretary at Diocese of Canterbury 
 
 
 
 
   
Dr John Moss
 
John is the former Dean of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.  As Chair of the DBE he is a member for Aquila

 

Trustees


    Rev. John Richardson Following his move from Holy Trinity Margate in 2016, John became Assistant Priest of The Benefice of Romney Marsh. He has been a priest in the Church of England since 1975 and during that time has served for over forty years as a school governor in primary, junior, secondary, grammar and independent schools across the dioceses of Southwell, Salisbury, Bath and Wells, Bradford and Canterbury separately as a foundation and local authority governor. He made his maiden speech in the General Synod of the Church of England in 2000 in response to the changing culture of Faith Schools particularly in inner city inter faith communities. He chaired one of the first Academies in the UK in Bradford in the late 1990s and consequently was the keynote speaker at the national Head Teachers Conference in Torquay in 2000.As a member of the Archbishop's Council in Canterbury Diocese John joined the Diocesan Board of Education in 2013, and from 2014 was appointed as a Trustee and a Member as the first Chair of Aquila. He also is the Vice Chair of DCACL, the Diocese of Canterbury's Academy Sponsoring Body. He is also Chairman of the Outstanding CQC Mildmay NHS Specialist HIV Aids Hospital in London with sister projects in Kampala in Uganda and Kisumu in Kenya. They work with over 300,000 patients per annum. He is married to Sue who is recently retired after 43 years teaching of special needs teaching in multi deprived areas.  She continues to be a Family Magistrate and School Governor. They have three children and eleven grandchildren.
 
    Mr Quentin Roper

Quentin is Director of Education for the Diocese of Canterbury. He leads a team of officers, staff and consultants that keeps ministry with children and young people at its heart, relating to them through parishes, families and the 103 church schools within the diocese. He studied Education at Durham University, graduating with a BA(Ed) Hons. degree in 1991, and has since completed an MA in Leadership and Management for Learning at Christ Church, becoming an Erasmus Scholar following participation in the Erasmus International Programme ‘Inclusive Education in Europe’ at the University of Oslo. Quentin was brought up in Norfolk, where his early career as a teacher encompassed both independent and maintained schools. On moving to Kent with his family, he undertook senior leadership roles in primary schools in Tonbridge, including an instructive period as an Acting Headteacher. He was Headteacher at Herne CE (Aided) Junior School for almost eight years until 2012, qualified as a church schools’ inspector and enjoys being a member of two local school governing bodies. He is eager to ensure that colleagues and Church of England schools are at the forefront of educational research and enquiry, an objective enhanced and inspired through a close partnership with the University’s Faculty of Education and NICER.

 
    Mr Graham Birrell

Graham has been a Trustee of Aquila since September 2014. Graham has worked at Canterbury Christ Church University for over twelve years as a Senior Lecturer in Education, specialising in initial teacher education and in the development of partnerships. Prior to this he was a primary school teacher in East Kent. Graham is particularly interested in values based approaches to education and in how these can be observed and enacted for the benefit of the whole school community. He is currently working on a doctorate on education, specialising in education policy, so also brings knowledge and expertise in current government policies and their effects on the school system.

 
    Mrs Hayley Porter-Alset

Hayley is a qualified accountant originally trained in Industry. She joined the Local Authority in 2007 as a Business and Finance Manager for an Education Trading Arm (formerly Advisory Services Kent) and developed an interest in Education. Hayley joined The John Wallis Academy in 2011 as the Director of Finance & Operations and has been involved with Aquila since its incorporation in 2014. She is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee in addition to the Audit and Risk Committee and provides support in terms of Finance, HR and Procurement.

 

    Mr Andrew Warrilow 

Details to follow 

 
   
 Mr Humphrey Dawson
 
Humphrey Dawson is a semi-retired Solicitor specialising in International Commercial Civil Aviation with wide experience of acting for International clients buying, selling and leasing airliners around the World and acting in respect of all the usual commercial agreements relating to their operation and maintenance. Humphrey also gained considerable experience in related litigation and mediation in several jurisdictions.  Humphrey was Chairman of the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association and an active member of the equivalent Committee of the American Bar Association. He was a regular speaker at International Conferences and a writer on a variety of Aviation topics including Aviation Terrorism including on Lockerbie.

For some 40 years Humphrey successively served on the Parochial Church Councils of St Mary’s Wimbledon and St Margaret’s, Lee in addition to being Hon Solicitor to the Parish of St Peter with St Paul, Battersea for 20 years. For 9 years, he was The Law Society’s nominee on the Elections Committee of the National Union of Students.

Humphrey is also a Trustee of DISCS (Developing Innovative Solutions for Conditions of the Spine), a medical research Charity

 
   
 Mr Matthew Johnson
 
 Details to follow 
 
   
 Mr Mike Wetherell 
 
 Details to follow 
 
   
Mrs Yvonne Roden
 
Details to follow 
 
    Ms Samantha Page

Samantha joined Aquila as a Non-Executive Trustee in early 2015. She brings experience to the board of Risk Management and Mitigation from many years working in Financial Services in global Investment Banks. Currently, Samantha is running a team at the Financial Conduct Authority in the Wholesale Bank Supervision Division. Her professional qualifications are as an Equity Fund Manager and she has spoken at a number of international conferences on the regulatory themes and impacts post the credit crisis, particularly focusing on the impact for clients. In addition, she has been a regular participant at round tables in Brussels for MEPs and in Westminster for HMRT.

 
    Mr David Race

David Race joined the Board in January 2016 as a Non-Executive Trustee. David is a retired solicitor who specialised in major construction and engineering projects work in the UK and overseas. In the past he has served on the boards of a number of charities including The Samaritans and Mildmay Mission Hospital. He is currently a Director and Trustee of The Norton Knatchbull grammar school in Ashford.

 
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