Trustees  are responsible for:

  • Setting the vision and values, ethos, and strategic direction of Horizon Academy Trust.
  • The effective management of the Academies.
  • Financial, educational and academic performance and monitoring of all settings within Horizon Academy Trust.
  • Developing and implementing a risk management strategy and making major decisions about Horizon Academy Trust including its funding applications, capital initiatives and key contracts.
  • Ensuring the reputation of Horizon Academy Trust is continually strengthened and is not compromised.
  • Identifying terms of reference for the Board’s committees and the Local Governing Bodies, and ensuring these are reviewed.

Terry Dunn 

Chair of Trustees

Terry has spent his career working in the Private sector for several FTSE 100 companies in various capacities in the compensation and benefits arena. He is currently working on an organisational change management programme for Smith and Nephew plc.

Terry is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and has a foundation degree in Payroll Management.

Terry has been the Chair of Governors for a local primary school for fifteen years and previously was a member on the regional board of Young Enterprise.

Clare Campbell- Hamilton

Clare has over 18 years' teaching experience and completed her Primary PGCE at Hull University.  She has worked in a range of Primary settings which include inner-city schools as well as Children Centre's and Nursery schools.  Clare has an EYFS specialism and SLE status which she uses to support other authorities nationally. During her career, she has led three Foundation Stage units to outstanding, two of which are in Horizon Academy Trust. 

Her current role is a senior management position for Delta Academy Trust as a Primary Director of Learning, with a commitment and drive in supporting the transformation of education across the north of England for those children who live in disadvantaged circumstances. 

Peter Greef

Peter has been a long standing school Governor (over 28 years) and latterly member of 2 Interim Executive Boards of Primary Schools placed in Special Measures, one of which is now judged Outstanding

Now retired, Peter spent all of his working life connected with administration, funding and development of post-16 training and education, initially with the Dept. of Employment, then with various agencies of the Manpower Services Commission before taking up a position as Executive Finance Director with Humberside Training & Enterprise Council. Before retiring, he was involved in the appraisal and funding of large scale capital building projects within the Learning & Skills Council.

Michelle Kermeen

Michelle is currently Assistant Principal at a large secondary school and has been a senior leader for the last 8 years.

Michelle has extensive experience working as a mentor to NQTs and staff. She has also worked closely with the University of Hull to develop their secondary ITT programme.

Kathryn Cutler                                   

Chair of Finance, Resources and Operations Committee

Kathryn has been Chair of a governing Body since 2000 and is a regular speaker at regional conferences on the Role of Governors. She has extensive experience in parental involvement in children’s learning.

Before retiring, Kathryn had 35 years’ experience in Education and Training, including being Head of Department in Secondary Education and an Adult Education Tutor. Latterly Kath was employed by Hull City Council as a Family Learning Advisor and Extended Services Coordinator.


The table below shows the number of meetings attended that trustees are eligible to attend for the current year 2021-2022.

Name Finance, Resources and Operations Committee Trust Board incorporating the Standards Committee
Terry Dunn  2/2 1/1
Peter Greef 1/2 1/1
Kath Cutler 2/2 1/1
Michelle Kermeen 2/2 1/1
Clare Campbell-Hamilton 2/2 1/1

The 2020-2021 attendance can be found here.