Ark Acton Academy
Opened: September 2018
School type: Secondary, Sixth Form
Principal: Oli Knight
Executive Principal: Peter Haylock
Chair of Governors: Jacqueline Russell
Jacqueline Russell joined the Ark family six years ago as COO, then CEO of The Future Leaders Trust - now part of the Ambition Institute. She has also been Commercial Director for Ark, helping develop sustainable business plans for schools. She became CFO of Ark in 2017.
Prior to joining Ark, Jacqueline worked in a variety of roles in the private sector. At Camelot she was the inaugural Finance Director of the South African National Lottery. In the UK she was Finance Director for Conran shops.
Jacqueline is Chair of Governors for Ark Acton Academy. She is also a trustee for Spark Inside, a charity pioneering the use of professional coaching in prisons to tackle violence, promote rehabilitation and reduce re-offending. She is very involved in her community - she has been treasurer for her local church for over 10 years, and she works as a night shelter cook for a local homeless shelter.
Jacqueline qualified at Price Waterhouse and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Regional Director: Jerry Collins
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