Mark Rainey – Chair of Local Governing BodyKevin Green, Academy Principal
Principal, Mr Green, originally began his career in engineering, completing a four year apprenticeship and working for the Ministry of Defence. He subsequently set up a sub-contract engineering company with a colleague, before selling the business to embark on a new career in teaching. Mr Green’s teaching career spans twenty years, working in five schools, three of them being deemed ‘outstanding’ providers. He has progressed from being a teacher of Design Technology, through to Curriculum Leader for this subject before moving into senior leadership. He was an Assistant Principal responsible for Key Stage 4 for five years before moving to Manchester Health Academy as Vice Principal.
Geraldine Thompson is a new Governor. Appointed to the Academy’s Governing Body in 2018 Geraldine is the Academy’s STEM Governor. She is actively involved in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities across Greater Manchester with the STEM network, after moving to Manchester from London 11 years ago. Whilst in London she ‘Team Lead’ across North West London in Diabetic Screening services as senior Ophthalmic Photographer, as well as working as research dermatology photographer and clinical photographer.
Geraldine is also active with GM (Greater Manchester) Careers and Widening Participation Groups and is an NHS Healthcare Ambassador. As a ‘multi-award’ winning, ‘clinical/forensic/research photographer’ and Health-care scientist, Geraldine is the Head of the Clinical Photography & Medical Illustrations Services across Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. She is a senior member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) having been in the profession for 28 years and some of that work has taken place in areas of ‘world’ conflict and famine.
Geraldine has ‘published’ work in the atlas of Dermatology, and the Journal of Audio Visual Media in Medicine has worked in a research capacity for L’Oréal, Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena and Harley Street London.
Geraldine is also a Staff Governor, on the Board of Governor’s for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, regularly judges local photographic competitions in her home town of Gibraltar, is a member of the Winston Runners of Wythenshawe, speaks several languages and is a fully qualified adult education tutor having worked for Buckinghamshire County Council teaching part-time photographic/art courses.
Hannah joined the board of governors at Manchester Health Academy in 2018. Hannah has worked in the healthcare sector for over 19 years, with a career covering the NHS, the not for profit sector and now at Bupa, where she works in ‘Horizon Scanning’, reviewing opportunities in development and innovation. Hannah has a long standing interest in education, she has taught English in India and has previously worked as a volunteer class room assistant in a secondary school in Liverpool. She believes deeply in the value of education and has completed a Masters degree in Healthcare Management and an MBA. Outside of work Hannah enjoys keeping healthy through sport by leading a social touch rugby group.
Mark Rainey, Chair of Local Governing Body
Manchester Health Academy