R.E.A.L Foundation Trust is governed by a board of trustees, made up of people with a diverse range of skills and attributes. The trustees take a strategic overview of R.E.A.L’s activities and the most important role of trustees is to ensure that the organisation is acting at all times in pursuit of its mission and setting the strategy.
SEAN RYAN | CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Sean’s career history in Education spans 40 years as well as being a former Director at R.E.A.L. Education. Sean has a passion for rugby, former Chairman and coach at Ilkeston RUFC.
Judy is a former support worker for the Special Individual Programmes team in Nottinghamshire and worked with young people with additional needs for many years.
Rob is Chairman and Founder of Blueprint Interiors – a leading Workplace design & fit-out business based in Ashby de la Zouch. He brings 35 years experience and is passionate about the integration of business and education, working with schools to advise on partnering the commercial sector and also sponsoring the Blueprint Scholarship at the University of Lancaster for 12 years.
Dave has spent the last 25 years working in the Banking and Financial Services sector, specialising in Commercial Financial planning. He is currently an Independent Financial Adviser for Cullen Wealth Limited. Dave is a big fan of sports and enjoys playing golf.
Judith has been employed in the commercial sector for the last 40 years and currently runs a small chain of pharmacies with her husband.
Judith has been involved with different charities and community groups over the years, both organising and running fundraising events.
“I believe that everyone should be treated with kindness and equality, should be listened to, nurtured and guided whenever and wherever needed, and it is my hope that I can contribute to the team by bringing these qualities. A key belief of mine is that learning is not only through classroom-based activities, but also through community involvement and the opportunities and activities different scenarios can provide.”