The YES Trust Directors and Trustees

Anthony Smith – Chair
Nic Brindle – Chief Executive Officer
Robert Halsall
Tim Haselwood
Ian Carden
Belinda Logan
Lisa Carden-Doorey
Chris Whyatt

The YES Trust Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer – Nic Brindle
Director of Business – Chris Heptinstall
Director of Education – Helen Phillips

The Axis Academy Local Support Board

Tony Smith – Chair
Helen Phillips – Headteacher
Helen Parsonage – Staff Governor
Julia Murray
Rachael Millington
Rachel Bagnall
Maddy Shaw

The Axis Academy Local Support Board were initially appointed by the Board of Trustees of the YES Trust. The first meeting of the new LSB was on 8th Match 2021, following a handover of responsibilities form the Trust, to the Local Board. Minutes of LSB meetings will be posted on this page following signing of the minutes as an accurate record at the next meeting.

The LSB and Senior Leadership Team make annual written declarations of interest, a register of which can be found here.

To contact the Clerk of the Local Support Board please email

The Chair of The YES Trust can be contacted via the following email address:

Mr. Anthony Smith –

For further information on Governance please visit our Trust website