Trustee and Chair
Ruth Dolan is an independent consultant significantly experienced in supporting the development of governance in the academy trust sector including leading on the establishment of trust-specific models of governance relevant to organisational needs and as an independent reviewer of governance focussed on evaluating impact.
As a DfE-appointed National Leader of Governance, Ruth provides support across the school system including delivery of bespoke development programmes for board chairs, independent evaluation of impact and effectiveness of governance, action planning for governance development and through short-term commissions as an Appointed-Chair to governance boards including Interim Executive Boards.
Appointed to the Board in 2018, Ruth brings significant knowledge of governance and understanding of school systems and processes gained over more than 25 years in the education sector supported by experience working within less-advantaged neighbourhoods to enable community voice and to establish collaborative partnerships to tackle barriers to learning in support of facilitating better life chances for children and young people.
- Trustee lead for schools within the South West
- Chair of the South West and North ARC group
- Trustee with responsibility for safeguarding and SEN