Members have ultimate responsibility for the Multi Academy Trust achieving its charitable Objectives
The members are the signatories to the Academy Trust’s Articles of Association, They exercise their rights under the Companies Act 2006 and the Articles of Association and agree not to do anything or take any action which, would cause the Academy Trust to contravene its Objects under article 4. Members have an overview of the governance arrangements of the academy trust and have the power to appoint trustees and remove these trustees. Members can amend the Articles of Association and may do so to support stronger governance arrangements, however any amendments would require approval by the  Department for Education.
 SMART Multi Academy Trust has four Members

Mr Callum Foster


Callum is a finance professional who works in a senior management role at a local housing association. Previously he worked in practice for a Big 4 firm where he worked extensively with education clients including academies.

Mrs Susan Foster


Susan Foster is Operations Manager Commercial Support at John Lewis.

Ms Kirstin Hofbeck


Kirstin Hofbeck is Head of Finance and IT at Newcastle International Airport and a member of the senior leadership team. Prior to joining the airport she worked in various finance roles in different industry sectors including fast moving consumer goods and manufacturing. Previous employers include Procter & Gamble and Rolls Royce. She holds a degree in Accounting and International Business and is a qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Mrs Gillian Caleary

Member - Retired

Mr James Clark

Member & Chair of the Board of Trustees - Retired