Chair, TEAM Education Trust
Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry with postgraduate specialisation in Marketing and Psychology, Elvio Gramignano has diverse and extensive business experience having worked both in large multinational organisations such as Bayer, Chiron, Ciba-Corning, as well as medium-to-small sized enterprises like Lima Corporate, Bellco and Corin. Furthermore, he has also managed businesses in Europe, Asia and North America. A large proportion of his career has been dedicated to the healthcare industry, encompassing positions of increased responsibility in sales and marketing. He has also managed a small food business company and in 2006 founded a consultancy firm focussed on the creation of international sales networks.
In recent years, Elvio has developed exceptional knowledge of the value and impact of strategic thinking and planned marketing to fully leverage the opportunities being presented by the digital revolution – especially in businesses that encompass trust, authority and deep interpersonal relationships.
After refining and successfully applying his methods, these concepts are being extended through the provision of services to support small and medium sized medical device enterprises to deliver high quality communication to their patients via tailored strategies integrating digital elements. Driving this new challenge is Elvio’s passion for personal development, especially his belief in everyone’s ability to reach their full potential when appropriately supported, trained and coached.
Elvio brings his strategic thinking and business mindset to T.E.A.M. Education Trust to support the growth planned for the next few years together with his passion and dedication for people-development to deliver excellent results for all those in our community of schools.
Helen has had substantial experience in school and executive leadership, including both headship and advisory positions and is currently Chief Executive Officer of a Multi Academy Trust. She was an accredited School Improvement Partner and has trained as a coach through the Local Leaders of Education programme, as well as completing the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Executive Headteacher programme and more recently the National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership. She has led schools through very successful Ofsted inspections and has been recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding school leader.
Helen has served on primary school governing boards and is currently Chair of Governors at a Doncaster primary school and a trustee for a Multi Academy Trust in Barnsley.
Over the years Helen has enthusiastically maintained her vision for education and has been sustained by the knowledge that ‘every child matters.
Chair of the Strategic, Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
Matthew co-founded web filtering company, Ekte Ltd, in 2013 and during this time the company has grown to provide IT provision and support services, software and hardware to over 400 schools across the East Midlands. The company has grown rapidly in this time and now employs 20 staff; Matthew's hands-on approach means he knows every non-specialist role within the business. His previous career highlights have covered a range of sales-related roles including financial sales and recruitment, ICT programming leading to progression into to IT sales. Knowing he could do things better, he co-founded Ekte Ltd.
Matthew was introduced to education governance by his wife who is an HLTA and Autism lead in a local primary school where their three children also attended. Matthew's links with the school have continued and he is currently a Governor and Chair of the Resource Committee. Initially a reulcant helper in his wife's charity, the Monday Club providing social opportunities for people with learning and physical difficulties, Matthew is completely involved and an advocate for community support for adults with SEND.
Currently the CEO and Chairman of the Skills Group, a family-owned passenger transport and holiday operator established for over 100 years employing over 200 staff. I firmly believe in the importance of sharing my knowledge and skills to bring insight and added value to community organisations.
Throughout my career I have held various consultancy, voluntary, governor and trustee positions in a range of not-for-profit and education settings. Previous board member positions include the Greater Nottingham Training & Enterprise Council, Guideline Career Services Ltd and Conference Nottingham. I have previously also been a committee member of the Greater Nottingham Business Alliance, worked with the development of Mature Connections to promote the employment of older workers and a Council member of St Johns Ambulance, Nottingham working as chair of the Newark Property Committee. Previous education leadership at Board level has included Governor/Trustee of The Bulwell Academy, Nottingham. I am currently a Board member of the Guild of British Coach Operators.
I am a proud father and grandfather and, when not leading the business or spending time with my family, my interests include adventure cycling and motorcycling, long distance walking, classic cars, tractors and motorcycles, property renovation and landscaping, reading, competitive ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing, and rugby.
Clare has over 30 years’ of experience working for the NHS as a nurse and then as a midwife. Since 2018 Clare has worked for HSIB as a maternity investigator. Clare is married with two children: Abbie who has ASD & Jack. When Clare isn’t working she enjoys holidays, concerts, family time and reading.