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Board of Trustees

Windsor Learning Partnership Board of Trustees


Paul Cash - Chair of Trustees


I have been a school governor since 2009 at Dedworth Green First School where I also spent 4 years as Chair of Governors. Trustee for WLP since June 2018 and Chair of Trustees since April 2020.  I spent my career in IT running my own business for 20 years leaving in 2016. Married to a School Principal, 2 children in their mid 20s.

My interests are Cooking, old cars, gardening of the edible kind, building and fixing things.

Business Interests

Paul’s wife is Principal at Beech Lodge Academy that may sell their services to other schools



Ammer Masood


An experienced executive with over 25 years of Commercial experience within predominantly start-ups on a worldwide basis within the TMT sector that have been bought out over time. He is a founding Board Member of WLP and has been a governor in Windsor schools for over 20 years.


He is a current member of Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Schools Appeal panel and lives locally with four school age children.



Katie Chevis - Vice Chair of Trustees


Katie was a founding Trustee of WLP in 2015 and is currently Vice Chair. She is also a Governor and former Chair of The Windsor Boys’ School.

Katie runs a Zero Waste shop in Windsor with one of her sons following a successful career in Training and Development.


Katie lives in Windsor with four sons all of whom progressed through the Windsor school system and attended The Windsor Boys’ School. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bristol.



Tony Evans


Tony is a creative, strategic leadership consultant. He has successfully delivered transformational projects around the world for leadership teams in Deloitte, Pernod Ricard, Gatwick Airport, BP, Amedeus and Novartis.

He established live event agency EGI:live in 1996. Tony has been an active supporter of the Engage for Success movement since 2010, including a period as chair. In 2020 he co-founded sustainable technology business TripShift, he has a non-executive role with the buisness.


In 2013 Tony became a Goveror at The Windsor Boys School and two years later a founding Trustee of the Windsor Learning Partnership.



David Oliver


David has been a Trustee of WLP since the Trust was founded in 2015. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

He has also served as a Governor of the Windsor Boys School since 2013.

David now works as an independent business advisor and consultant, having retired as a partner in a major professional services firm in 2018.


He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in Economics from Durham University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.

David lives in Windsor and is married with three children, two of whom attended schools that are now part of WLP.



Andrew Try


Andrew is Founder and CEO of ComXo a leading provider of outsourced business services and technologies to support the modern hybrid workforce. Andrew is passionate about education and his local community and is a governor of Berkshire College of Agriculture and Governor to leading boys prep school, Papplewick . Andrew is trustee of The Windsor Festival, Chairman of The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society, Chairman of The Harcourt Trust, trustee of The Prince Philip Trust and a Deputy Lieutenant of The Royal County of Berkshire.



Liz Herod


Liz retired in 2016 as Principal of a Slough Primary School, an academy in the Park Federation Academy Trust. She continues to be a Trust Member of this MAT and also a Governor in two of their academy’s as well as a Maidenhead school.

Wholly committed to supporting education as it enters another period of change and challenge, Liz is very pleased to be asked to join WLP, and will work to make a positive contribution.

She has a son and daughter who both went through the Windsor school system and has lived in Windsor for more than forty years.



Mary Davies


After leaving university, Mary worked at the Bank of England. She left to embark on trilingual Masters in International Business (in French, German and English). She stayed in France, working for a tour operator in Aix-en-Provence before returning to the UK to start teacher training. She took up her first modern languages teaching post in Staffordshire in 1995.

Until recently, Mary was the Chief Executive Officer of Maiden Erlegh Trust in Berkshire. Under her leadership, the trust grew into a strong family of three secondaries, one primary, one special and 1 AP, with an all-through special and another secondary free school due to open in 2023. 

Mary is currently a school-trust improvement partner. She works with trusts and school leaders across the country, coaches on the National Professional Qualification: Executive Leadership and is an Ofsted inspector. She has provided training and spoken at conferences on a range of themes including curriculum, provision for disadvantaged pupils, school improvement planning and developing middle leaders or governors.

Mary’s values are those of ambitious inclusion and creating an opportunity-rich environment for pupils and staff alike. In a small way, she helps leaders create and maintain the positive school culture which is right for the pupils and staff in their schools. As a result, outcomes for pupils improve, inspections and external reviews are positive, professional development and working culture is valued and communication is effective.



Gavin Henderson - CEO of WLP


Gavin co-founded the Windsor Learning Partnership in 2015 and was on the board of Trustees for the first phase of its growth supporting his colleague as CEO. Since becoming CEO himself in 2020, as well as supporting schools during the pandemic he has focused on expansion and structures, collaboration between schools, modernisation, and school improvement across a three-tier local school system.


Windsor Learning Partnership now has six schools and a SEN resource base and will continue to expand.