Our Trustees

Lawrence Bate: A senior manager with a background in sales and marketing, Lawrence currently works for a major charity. He also brings experience of team leadership, planning processes and communication with multiple stakeholders. Prior to joining Lime Trust as a Trustee, he had eight years’ experience as a school governor, including five years chairing the Finance Committee, in the primary school that his two sons attended.

Sheryl Cardwell:  Sheryl, as Business Manager, successfully guided her school through its academy conversion process and onto establish an Academy Trust, employing her skills in financial management, HR, Health & Safety, procurement and contract management. Sheryl holds the DBSM and a degree in Business Management. Sheryl is also a Member of Lime Trust. 

Chris Cole:  A headteacher for ten years, Chris is a winner of many awards, including Education Champion of the Year, Windrush 2003 and UBS – Teacher of the Year 2007. He has taught on the Institute of Education’s course ‘Investing in Diversity’, training and supporting Headteachers. He has worked with over 300 schools with all designations (governors, staff and other agencies), developing learning strategies, raising attainment and preparing for inspections. He has led and facilitated the raising of attainment to high levels in KS1 and KS2. He has helped to raise finance for schools and has managed capital works in various institutions.

Natasha Graham: Natasha is an Executive Director in a theatre company that works with disabled and non-disabled actors using the arts as a tool for social engagement. She brings her executive and charity experience to the Trust, and her governance experience with Lime Trust in London.

Lynne Harrowell (CEO): Taught in secondary, secondary special and primary schools with four headships over twenty years in challenging inner-city areas. Repeatedly praised by Ofsted. Local Leader of Education, mentor and NCSL Primary Executive Headship graduate.