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Meet the Members

The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood - Chair

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The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood

Antony studied Politics and Economic History at York University before moving to Bristol to train as a Chartered Accountant. Once there he worked first for Deloittes and then Rolls Royce (aero-engines).

After returning to university to study theology at Cambridge, he was ordained in 1992 and served in parishes in Swindon, Weymouth and Poole before becoming Archdeacon of Dorset in 2015. In this capacity he Chairs the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education.

Antony has a long-standing involvement with the Credit Union movement having been President of the Association of British Credit Unions and is currently President of the Churches’ Mutual Credit Union.

Peter Bray - Corporate Member

Peter Bray

Peter Bray
Corporate Member

Peter has been involved with school governance for nearly 30 years. He has been a passionate promoter of the Trust since its inception.

Peter has an MA in Disability Studies from Leeds University, a Diploma in Management Studies, is a qualified Management Coach and Mentor and Counsellor. He retired some ten years ago after a long career in the provision of support and care services to people with physical, visual and mental health challenges. His last role was that of Chief Operating Officer for a UK based charity with a global reach.

In addition to Peter’s involvement with the Hamwic Education Trust he is a trustee of Southampton Street Pastors and volunteers with a local organisation working with rough sleepers. He represents the Salisbury Diocesan Educational Board on the Hamwic Education Trust Board as their Corporate Member. Peter enjoys both his daily walks in the New Forest with his two English Setters and indulging his passion for coffee!!

Christopher Elliot-Newman

Christopher Elliot-Newman

Alice Wrighton

Alice Wrighton

Alice was a senior leader in Hampshire Sixth Form Colleges for 20 years prior to her retirement in 2018, leading quality improvement and managing organisational change in close collaboration with leaders from all sectors of education. Before moving into senior roles, she taught History, Law and Languages across the 11-18 age range.

Alice has lived and worked in the Southampton area for most of her life.  She believes that everyone should have access to high quality and inclusive education within their own neighbourhood and that this is best provided within strong, locally based learning communities.   She enjoys choral singing, reading, walking and cycling, and is a keen Saints FC supporter.

Matthew Rumble

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Matthew Rumble

Matthew has been involved in school governance as a co-opted governor since 2012, and from 2013 has been active on the governing bodies of two schools within Hamwic, including as Chair of their respective Safeguarding, Premises and Finance committees. 

After obtaining a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Uni of London, Matthew has gone on to work in the field of public safety operational digital technology (specialising in radio, radar and integrated communications infrastructure). 

After more than 19 years with the Department for Transport (working for both the Marine Accident Investigation Branch but mostly the Maritime & Coastguard Agency), in 2018 he swapped sea for air when he joined NATS.

At home, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and their (very!) active daughter and son in their multiple dance exams, shows, and gymnastics.  He still finds time to indulge his love of the tuba, and performs regularly with various regional bands, including as a member of Southampton Concert Wind Band


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