Our Team

Euan Imrie - Chair of Trustees

Euan Imrie - Chair of Trustees

Euan is Chief Operating Officer at The Charities Trust, and was formerly Bursar at Sandbach School for eight years. Before this, he was Group Finance Director at Littlewoods Retail, responsible for the entire finance function for this £2b turnover organisation. Euan has a mixture of financial and commercial/business experience which he has also put into practice in an educational setting at Christleton High School. With a degree in Business Studies, Euan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Tony Lamberton - CEO

Tony Lamberton - CEO

After 14 years as headteacher at Christleton High School, Tony was appointed CEO of the then Christleton Learning Trust in 2016. He is a leading expert in LEAN methodology in education, an international speaker on school improvement, and a leadership coach for ASCL and SSAT. From 2014-2017 he served as an Education Adviser to the DfE.

Nigel Follos - Business Director

Nigel Follos - Business Director

With almost 30 years’ experience in the private sector with blue chip companies including Shell and Vimto, Nigel brings strong financial, marketing, management and commercial skills to the Trust. He has a proven track record of implementing successful turnaround plans and organisational growth strategies.

Phil Hill - Facilities Manager

Phil Hill - Facilities Manager

Responsible for the maintenance and development of all our facilities, Phil is key to the smooth running of the Trust schools. For more than 14 years he has worked to successfully secure funding and deliver over £10 million in refurbishment and building including swimming pool, all-weather pitch and numerous new school buildings. Phil can turn his hand to anything and can often be found working alongside his team of skilled maintenance and improvement workers. He takes an active part in setting and planning budgets and is responsible to Trustees and local governors for the health and safety of our school buildings.

Lesley Carding - Finance Manager

Lesley Carding - Finance Manager

After qualifying as a Chartered Certified accountant and working in practice Lesley joined us 14 years ago as Finance Officer. Her responsibilities have grown as greater delegation of funds occurred and she is now our Trust Finance Manager, responsible for the delivery and probity of a circa £10m budget. She works across the Trust leading procurement and delivery teams ensuring that we obtain maximum value of taxpayers’ money for our children’s education. Lesley is accountable to the CEO and Trustees who in turn are accountable to the government and audited by RSM accountants.