Hamwic Education Trust Members
Meet the Members
The Ven Antony MacRow-Wood - Chair
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 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!!
Having spent some time in the Merchant Navy and re-locating to Portsmouth, Ian had a productive career with Royal Mail , working in Portsmouth, Farnborough, Guildford and Slough. Specialising in People Management and generating significant efficiency savings of £10m per annum.
A subsequent career change working in education and other services for Portsmouth City Council enabled Ian to support the introduction of Broadband and many of the IT systems schools use today.
Following redundancy, Ian now works in a local school as an unqualified teacher and supporter of digital learning. Ian has served as Chair of Governors for 3 schools and director of two Academy Trusts.
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