The Kensington Aldridge Academy Intrepidus Trust (KIT) is a registered charity number 1175920 established on 23 November 2017.
The Trust was set up by a group of the school’s governors, who all live and work locally. They are supported by one part-time Administrator, who is the sole employee.
Trustees meet regularly to agree the strategy and activities of the Trust and develop ideas and opportunities to benefit the school and its pupils. The team comprises:
Lucy has a background in education, social entrepreneurship and the arts and is a trustee of CHK Charities, Nordoff Robbins and Home Start. She is also a member of the Financial Advisory Committee of Into University. In addition, Lucy mentors young artists and social entrepreneurs through the Patrons Programme, the School for Creative Start Ups and School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Lucy’s area of interest is delivering a real difference through giving, and having a greater impact through leveraging and scalability, in particular in the area of improving access to education for all.
Adam is one of the founders of Innocent Drinks and now runs JamJar Investments which helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses and have a net positive effect on the world around them. He is also Trustee of the Innocent Foundation, which tackles food poverty through their partnerships with charities around the world.
Ryan is Assistant Principal in charge of behaviour at Kensington Aldridge Academy. He joined KAA in August 2014 as Lead Teacher of PE. Since joining the academy he has founded a dynamic PE department, and has been Director of Learning for Year 7.
In 2015 Ryan completed a Master’s degree in Teaching & Learning from the Institute of Education. Before joining KAA, Ryan was Head of Boys PE at Phoenix Academy, an 11–19 school in Shepherds Bush, London. Whilst at Phoenix, Ryan had a number of responsibilities including GCSE programme delivery and Educational Visits Coordinator.
John has a background in publishing and marketing, and having set up the publishing company John Brown Media, he has since managed the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, been chairman of Wisden and launched Bob Books. He is currently Chairman of Camara Learning and travel company Wild Frontiers, and Director of Wanderlust and Oldie magazines. He is a Governor of Notting Hill Prep School, Trustee of the Keiskamma Trust, and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Alexandra worked as a Lawyer in Medical Law and Family Law in France for a decade before moving to London in 2005, where she helped develop the activity of a Medical Practice specialising in Thoracic Cancers. Passionate about contemporary art, she also holds a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, has an MA in Information, Experience and design from the Royal College of Art, and has worked in contemporary art galleries in London.
Shona Nichols is currently Executive Director of the Aldridge Foundation, which creates and funds innovative strategies and initiatives to support young people living in challenging circumstances and communities, equipping them with the skills to improve their academic performance, their life chances and to add value to the communities in which they live.
Shona was previously Executive Director, Corporate Development & Communications at Capita Plc and a member of its Executive Committee. She is an experienced senior business leader and communications advisor with over 30 years’ experience of working in leading businesses and consultancies across both the private and public sector.
Shona has been involved in charity and social outreach initiatives throughout her career. Through combining her business and financial acumen with her communications skills, she has delivered valuable support and outcomes to individuals and communities facing health, education and economic challenges and exclusion – striving to create equal chances and possibilities for all.
Eleni’s background is in the charity sector, starting out at Children Change Colombia where she raised funds from UK trusts, companies and individuals and worked closely with local partners to develop projects supporting children in Colombia affected by war and poverty.
She has since worked for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, and at The Connection at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where she developed a major gift strategy to benefit services for homeless people in London.
Eleni is also Trustee of the Foundation for the Promotion of Well-Being, a private foundation making grants to a variety of causes.