Trust Board

Kathy Cowell OBE DL - Chair of Trust Board

Kathy is currently Group Chairman of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.  She was formerly Chairman at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) from November 2016, having previously held the role of CMFT Non-Executive Director since March 2013 and CMFT Senior Independent Director (SID) since March 2016.


Kevin Green, Academy Principal
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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.


Sam Simpson, Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
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Appointed 30th September 2013. Sam Simpson joined the NHS over 20 years ago as a trainee on the North West Financial Management Training Scheme and has a broad range of experience across mental health, acute and community providers as well as commissioning and the strategic health authority (Greater Manchester and the North West). Sam is the Director of Finance at Tameside & Glossop Integrated NHS Foundation Trust and has previously held Finance Director roles in Manchester and Cheshire & Merseyside. Sam also has experience of working within other public sector bodies, including Local Authority, University and two years at Greater Manchester Police where she was the finance lead for the Commonwealth Games


Tom Christie

Tom is an Associate Solicitor in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Slater Heelis Solicitors. Tom qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and specialises in commercial litigation.


Darren Amesbury
Darren is the Headteacher at our Partnership Primary School, Rack House Primary School.


Mark Rainey (In Attendance)


The Chair of the Trust Board can be contacted by writing to:


Kathy Cowell OBE DL

Chair of Trust Board

Manchester Health Academy

Moor Road



M23 9BP

The Trust Board were appointed on 1st September 2019.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa