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Meet our Members


Member - Chair of Members Board - Steven Cartlidge 

I have many skills gained throughout my 40 years of working in education.  I have worked as a School Improvement Consultant and Lead Inspector for Ofsted. I have an understanding of how school improvement can be achieved and maintained. I am also involved in a lot of voluntary work including helping adults to improve their reading and supporting pupils in a local primary school to read more confidently. 

Member - Mr Eric Barbour CFIOSH, FInstLM, FIIRSM RSP, GCGI

I am a local business owner of EBB Limited, a Health, Safety and Fire Management Support consultancy. I have served as the Chairman of Newcastle-under-Lyme Homestart Borough. Also, I served in the Royal Marines for 23 years, seeing active service around the world, while also having the honour of serving on the Royal Yacht Britannia. 

Member - Andrea Jones

I joined Siemens in 1988 on a 3-year Finance apprenticeship programme. Having worked as Head of Finance in various locations throughout the UK and Germany, I now work as Director of operations for AMS Ltd. AMS is a family run business based in Cheshire, supplying products to the manufacturing industry. I am passionate about fostering diversity and inclusion in organisations. A great supporter of STEM, and its importance in Industry. 

Member - Cathie Seville 

I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and since then have specialised in family and children law. I am an experienced court advocate. I became a credited member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2009. I have since 2009 represented children and parents in public law proceedings, this is when the State intervenes in family life due to safeguarding or welfare concerns. I have a keen interest in safeguarding. I believe that all children have the right to live free from physical, emotional, sexual and psychological harm. Schools play a vital role in the jigsaw that is national safeguarding. Teachers are often the first professionals to become aware of concerns, and on the front line of protecting and supporting children.  I have been a Governor at Haughton St Giles Primary Academy since 2014, I am currently Chair of Governors at Haughton as well as the Safeguarding and Looked After Child link Governor. I joined the governing body of Blessed William Howard in 2023 and have also assumed the role of Safeguarding link governor. I look forward to working with the Creative Learning Partnership Trust and helping to monitor and maintain already high safeguarding practices.


Member – Anthony (Tony) Naik

Anthony is a Commercial / Sales director for Aquaforce Special Waste Ltd. and holds an HNC – laboratory science, NVQ level 4 – Hazardous waste treatment and transfer – WAMITAB – COTC. Anthony has 14 years, Budget responsibility for all commercial aspects of the business, including management of sales team. Prior to that Anthony was a National Sales Manager for Augean PLC, responsible for management of national sales team. After working as a supply chain service provider to numerous local authorities and educational establishments, over a prolonged period throughout his career, Anthony felt it necessary and the right time to offer some reciprocal support to these bodies, in essence offering something back to the relevant bodies and communities and as such, is delighted to support The Creative Learning Partnership Trust as a Member.  Anthony’s skills include, Personnel management and development Financial / Budgetary control and evaluation incising procurement Legislative compliance particularly in relation to Environmental management ISO quality and environmental management systems, including some health and safety compliance - all encompassed within 30 years’ experience in a technically based management role. 

Previous Members/Resigned 

Member - Mr Tim Blackhurst (Resigned 15/12/2022)

I am a successful businessman who runs both local and national businesses. I am the MD of Ladymoor Foods LTD and have been since 1996. I am also the Executive Director of Hyland Crown LTD and NCB Food Service LTD. I employ over 80 people across Staffordshire and the surrounding area.

Member (Chair) - HHJ David Fletcher CBE (Resigned 7/07/2023)

I have been a Circuit Judge since 2004. Previous to my judicial appointment, I was a solicitor working in North Staffordshire. I am the diversity and community relations judge for Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. I have been a governor, serving as a chair during the last 12 years.

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