Executive Team

Suffolk Academies Trust


Nikos Savvas


Suffolk Academies Trust

Leading the Senior Executive teams the Suffolk Academies Trust Sixth Form colleges and the central services teams. Responsible for the strategic direction; quality and financial sustainability.


George Chittock-Nash

Group Vice Principal Students

Suffolk Academies Trust

Leading the student experience and wrap around support for students across the Trust. Including the personal progress tutors, safeguarding, welfare, pastoral care, student voice, admissions and progression.

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John Raffel

Chief Financial Officer

Suffolk Academies Trust

Leading the financial strategy for Suffolk Academies Trust and both sixth form colleges. Responsible for financial sustainability, compliance and audit.

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Richard Stevenson

Group Director – Operations

Suffolk Academies Trust

Leading the operations teams across the Suffolk Academies Trust Sixth Form colleges. Responsible for the Estates, Health and Safety, IT and Procurement teams. Responsible for developing the campuses with effective medium and long term Property and IT strategies.

Gary Grainger – Small

Gary Grainger

Chief Information Officer

Suffolk Academies Trust
Leading on all aspects of data, management information services, compliance and reporting to inform the decision making across the Trust.

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Simon Graham

Group Director – HR and Shared Services

Suffolk Academies Trust

Leading and directing the human resources strategy for Suffolk Academies Trust. This covers everything from recruitment and selection of staff to industrial relations, welfare and support for all staff. Also responsible for Freedom of Information requests and GDPR.

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Suzannah Gales

Governance Professional

Suffolk Academies Trust

Supporting the governance arrangements across Suffolk Academies Trust.

Abbeygate Sixth Form College


David Gartland

Principal of Sixth Form

Abbeygate Sixth Form College

Principal of Abbeygate Sixth Form College.

One Sixth Form College


Jake Robson

Head of Centre

One Sixth Form College

Head of Centre of One Sixth Form College.