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Academies Enterprise Trust bolsters Board with new Trustee appointment

posted Oct 5, 2017, 3:08 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 3:28 AM ]

Roger Matthews joins multi-academy trust AET as Trustee

The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has today announced that Roger Matthews has been appointed as a Trustee of the Board.

Previously Chair of Mitie Group Plc and a former Chief Finance Officer of FTSE-listed companies, Roger brings significant executive and non-executive experience to the newly reconstituted board, under the chairmanship of Jack Boyer.

Roger Matthews served as Group Finance Director of J. Sainsbury Plc from 1999 to 2005. Prior to this he was Finance Director at Compass Group plc. He has also held various finance positions at Grand Metropolitan Plc and Cadbury Schweppes Plc, following qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at PwC. He has extensive experience in business and property services, retail, food manufacturing and public procurement.

Roger’s appointment follows the news earlier in the summer of three new trustees, Dame Kathryn August, Professor Deborah Eyre and Alison Paines, joining the board.

Jack Boyer, Chair of AET, commented:

"Roger is a strong addition to the AET board who brings management and finance experience of successful large organisations given his background as CFO of FTSE companies Sainsbury's and Compass Group, and most recently Chair of Mitie Group Plc. His appointment represents a further step in providing AET with the governance and strategic skills at Board level required of a leading national multi-academy trust.”