Warren Phillip Carratt CIPD ( CEO )

Warren is an experienced senior leader and manager and has worked across the public sector locally and nationally in education, local government and for the NHS. Warren has delivered successful strategic projects and cultivated partnership; led and managed social care provision within a Children’s Services context; and has extensive experience of strategic commissioning and workforce development.
David McNaught (Deputy CEO)
David is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Nexus Multi Academy Trust, South Yorkshire, following his role as Executive Headteacher at Crags Community School, Rotherham. David was appointed in an Executive capacity by Rotherham Local Authority in 2013 to support Crags School which is now a successful through primary and has recently extended it provision to 2 Year Olds as part of its Foundation Stage. The school achieved a Good Judgement overall in 2015, with the Inspection Team describing the Headteacher’s leadership as ‘highly skilled’ and ‘incisive and inspirational’.

Prior to David’s work in Rotherham, he was National Achievement Lead for Achievement for All (DfE supported programme) for the North of England. This post was responsible for:

·         Development of the SEND programme
·         A Team of Regional Leads and Achievement Coaches in over 800 schools across the North of England.

The above positions were founded on a range of Headteacher and Advisory roles with a clear focus on:

·         Raising Standards/Quality teaching and Learning
·         Assessment and Tracking
·         Developing sustainable Leadership and Governance
·         Safeguarding and Pastoral Support
·         Developing confidence in the school’s community

Diane Hyner ( Executive Support to Nexus MAT)
Diane Hyner photo
Diane has worked in local government all of her working life and the last 25 years in Safeguarding Children and Families services. For the last 10 years prior to taking early retirement Diane was the Support Services Manager with responsibility for ensuring appropriate and adequate business support for the service.  Diane has been involved in the many changes and improvements to the service and is proud of the support now offered to the teams.
 Ian Burns (Information Governance and Strategic ICT Lead)
Ian Burns has worked in the education sector for over 19 years specialising in ICT support and development within local authorities and Academy trusts. His current roles include the Information Governance and Strategic Lead for ICT across the Trust, CEOP E-Safety Ambassador and SLE for SEN and ICT for Learners First.
Richard Webster (Strategic Development Lead)
Richard has worked in special education since 2001 and before that in both Prison and Further Education. He was brought up in the east riding but moved to this area around 1998 for work purposes.
Richard now lives in North Lincolnshire with his family and a number of lively animals that keep him busy outside of work. Richard also enjoys football, fishing and DIY;
Richard has been involved in a number of exciting projects over the years related to education; including starting a new residential special school, developing a small 19-25 college facility , managing multi-site provision and also implementing high impact person centred planning tools. Richard hopes he can bring some of his experience to benefit the ambitions of Nexus MAT as a whole.
Richard holds a Master’s in Education as well as the NPQH
Victoria Morris ( Extended Services Manager)
Victoria
Victoria has worker in Children’s Services for the last 14yrs, initially working in Adult and Community Learning. Over the last eight years Victoria has worked within Rotherham’s Parenting team, leading and developing the Parenting offer. and managing the Targeted Family Support Team.  During the last two years Victoria worked as an Early Help Team Manager responsible for leading a multi-agency team of professionals in a locality area, to deliver the Early Help offer ensuring the delivery of high quality services that meet the needs of children and families and lead to positive outcomes.
Cath Sands ( Chief Finance Officer)
Cath has worked across the public sector for over 20 years, working for the NHS and more recently with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue for 17 years. Cath has a proven track record of managing and monitoring public sector budgets and all aspects of government grant funding. She has a wealth of experience in monitoring both capital and revenue financial activity and has been used as an effective trouble-shooter to firm up underperforming sections in her previous workplaces.
Emma Heyes ( Project Manager )
Emma has worked in local government for nearly 30 years, with the last 15 years being in children and young people’s services.  Emma has experience of leading major change management initiatives and has a track record of successfully managing a wide variety of projects.  Emma is excited and eager to bring her drive and enthusiasm to Nexus to support their growth plan; in particular, in relation to the building and opening of their new free special schools in the region.
Lauren Oakley (Business and Administration Apprentice)
Lauren is currently the Business and Administration Apprentice for Nexus Extended Services. After completing her GCSE’s and doing a year of A-Levels, one of which being business studies, Lauren wanted to experience the working life and start to progress in her career. Lauren has also completed work experience in one of her local primary schools. Lauren enjoys her role at Nexus and ensures the office runs smoothly.