Independent Audit Committee member at the Dean Trust in Trafford. I am retained as the Company Secretary to Sovereign Trust. I am retained as the Sovereign Trust's Company Secretary. As such, it is my responsibility to ensure that the Trust complies with statutory requirements and the terms of the Academies Financial Handbook, as well as supporting the Board with Trust board meetings and governance matters. I am a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered company secretary with over 23 years experience of working with charities, not for profits and companies in education, health and social care.