Bolton Impact Trust – Members

Charles Robert Atkinson

Bob is a School Improvement Professional and education consultant working for Bolton Local Authority and in local schools.  He has been Headteacher of two Bolton secondary schools for 16 years during which time he chaired the Bolton Association of Secondary Headteachers and served on the Schools Forum.  As Chair of Governors at a local primary school and a trustee of Bolton Community Leisure Trust he continues to be actively involved local community work and developments.  Bob is also a trustee of Leverhulme Academy Church of England and Community Trust.

Appointed: 2nd March 2016

Term ends: 1st March 2020

Anthony Grimshaw

Anthony is a successful businessman in the building industry in Bolton, having a number of businesses within the town and a strong belief in the benefits of supporting the education of the Town’s disadvantaged pupils. As lead for the development and implementation of a number of significant building schemes within the North West, his experience in managing complex projects is used within the Trust as Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.

Appointed: 2nd March 2016

Term ends: 1st March 2020

Keith Davies

Keith is a retired director from Bolton Council, who was responsible for bringing significant investment into the town over his time with the Council. Projects that he led over his 14 years with the Council included developments at the Innovation Zone, including the new University of Bolton, Bolton College and Bolton One and the development of the Logistics North site which has brought thousands of jobs to the town. In working with partners bringing these projects to fruition he utilised his exceptional negotiation skills and abilities to identify significant risks and at the Trust he acts as the Chair of the Risk & Audit Committee.

Appointed: 8th December 2019

Term ends: 7th December 2023

Mary Powell – Resigned

Mary, our former Chair of Trustees prior to resigning, is a former secondary headteacher of an inner-city school, Mary went on to take up three Interim headships of poorly performing schools. She was a School Improvement Partner for several schools in the Greater Manchester area for a number of years. During this period, she was an NPQH trainer and assessor and had several consultancy roles supporting school leadership. She also has extensive experience of school governance and is now Chair of Bolton Impact Trust. She is currently CEO of a small trust in Bolton which runs Smithills School, overseeing it through a period of re-brokerage.

Appointed: 2nd March 2016

Term ends: 16th July 2019