The Trustees of the Foundation are:
The Reach Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales.
Charity no: 1129683
Company no: 06546261
Jon McGoh - Chair of the Reach Foundation
Jon is the Chair of the Reach Foundation and also a trustee and founder of the Reach Academy MAT Board. Jon founded and runs Reach Cambridge Ltd, an organisation that specialises in running residential study courses. He is also a Director of Reach Mercurial Pictures Ltd. Jon studied Classics at Cambridge University and his passion for education stems from being involved with University Access programmes.
Jude has been a trustee of the Foundation since 5th July 2018. Jude is also Chair of the Reach Academy MAT Board. Jude is an equity partner at Deloitte LLP, working with large multi-national listed businesses in the real estate, business services and media sectors. Jude is keen to share her experience of working in finance and governance to benefit Reach as it develops and grows. Jude studied History and Classics at Cambridge University and lives in Chiswick with her husband Adam.
Jen has been a trustee of the Foundation since 5th July 2018 and is also a trustee of the Reach Academy MAT Board. Jen has a broad range of experience in the education sector. She is currently Chief Operation Officer of the Chartered College of Teaching. Previously she was Associate Director of Strategy at Teach First and was the Head of Education Strategy at CfBT's public research programme. She has also worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she delivered pre- and post- 16 education projects. She also worked at a west London secondary school for four years, and was Head of Modern Foreign Languages and English as an Additional Language. Jen performed the role of Senior Project Manager in the set up phase of Reach Academy Feltham. Jen brings knowledge of education strategy and policy, programme design and delivery, and international education systems to Reach Academy Feltham. She lives in north London with her husband.
Matt is a Senior Manager at the global consulting firm Bain & Company – where he has worked across industries from Mining to Insurance, with a focus on performance improvement and organisational change. He currently runs the business planning and analysis team for the London office, managing supply and demand on a strategic and operational basis, and providing data and insight to drive improvements in commercial performance and talent management. Matt has been involved in Bain’s pro-bono work in education for several years – running pro-bono projects with LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) and the Sutton Trust, and leading an initiative to link Bain people with governor roles in schools.
Dr Neil Jennings works at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London as Partnership Development Manager. Before working at Imperial, Neil founded and managed an environmental engagement programme called the Student Switch Off that has reached over 1 million students across 8 European countries since 2006. Between 2012 and 2018, Neil ran the Student Switch Off via the National Union of Students (NUS) where he led on the organisations work on Fuel Poverty. Neil has a PhD from the University of East Anglia, a MSc from University College London and a BA from the University of Cambridge.
Lisa is Managing Director of Castleoak Development, a business specialising in later living and care residential offerings. An experienced business leader, Lisa has over 25 years’ experience as a real estate professional with a background spanning development, infrastructure, investment, construction and design consultancy. She is the Non-Executive Director and Chair at EdCity Development Limited, a not-for-profit joint venture between Ark and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in White City, London. Lisa is also a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Tamsyn is Head of Children’s Social Care Innovation and Learning at the Department of Education where she works with local authorities, charities and social enterprises as well as the academic community to develop, test and build the evidence for new approaches to supporting vulnerable children and their families. Previously she was Head of the Centre for Social Impact Bonds in the Cabinet Office, leading work across government to develop new ways of funding charities and social enterprises to deliver public services. Tamsyn has also led work across government to build the social investment market in the UK and worked for an international NGO managing programmes supporting refugees in post-conflict zones. Tamsyn joined the Reach Foundation as a trustee on 5th December 2018.