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Our Central Team

Sheila Cook
Senior Business Development Manager

Sheila started working at Hayes Primary and St Mary Cray Primary schools in 2014 as a Finance and Administration Officer.  Since 2017, she has worked for the central office as Senior Business Development Officer. She is responsible for generating essential additional income for the  individual schools and across the Trust; this includes applying for funding grants, maximising rental of the schools' facilities, and developing and maintaining effective partnerships for securing alternative fundraising projects.

Prior to joining TSPT, Sheila had a varied working career as a Ski Resort Manager, Corporate Account Manager and Director in a family-run business.

Sheila was born in Montreal, Canada and has a degree in Art History.  Her interests include travelling (anywhere!), yoga, skiing, and the arts.

 

Pat Sullens
HR Team Manager 

Pat joined the central team in January 2017 and is the HR Team Manager for the HR Officer and Payroll Officer.  Together they look after HR & Payroll for all employees of The Trust.

Pat previously worked in the city in Global Custody Operations managing various operational teams for an American Private Bank, Northern Trust. 

In her spare time Pat likes to be outdoors, whether walking, running, gardening or being by the beach.

 

Jo Johnson
HR Officer

Jo started working at Hayes Primary School in 2008 as the School Office Receptionist and in 2015 joined the central team as HR Officer.  Jo is responsible for recruitment including advertising roles, processing applications and employment contracts.

Jo previously worked for Nationwide,  a health club and an airport parking company.

Jo enjoys travel - her favourite destinations so far are New York and South Africa.  Jo also enjoys Pilates and spending time with her family and French Bulldog, Maisie.

 

Sarah Bramwell
Payroll Officer

Sarah joined the central team in November 2018 as Payroll Officer for the Trust and is responsible for processing employees pay; ensuring everyone gets paid what they should, when they should!

After gaining a degree in Hospitality Management, Sarah spent most of her working career in the hospitality industry; selling, organising and running events for thousands of people at a time. Some of the highlights include Buckingham Palace Garden Parties, the British Grand Prix, Ascot Racecourse, Blenheim Palace and a number of pop concerts.

Sarah spends most her spare time running around after her two energetic young children. Her parents have a farm in South Devon not far from the beach which comes in handy for school holidays! 

 

Michelle Rogers
PA to CEO and Trust Administration Officer

Michelle joined TSPT in February 2018 and is Personal Assistant to Jo Brinkley (CEO) as well as being the Trust Administration Officer.  Michelle maintains Jo Brinkley's diary and offers admin support to the CFO and COO. She also liaises with the Executive Head Teacher, Head Teacher's/Head of School's across the Trust and facilitates the First Aid training across the Trust schools.

Michelle previously worked as a secretary at Price Waterhouse and as a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of Churchill Insurance.  

Michelle enjoys spending time with her two teenage sons and two dogs, and is a sun worshipper!

 

Amanda Bury
Finance Manager

Amanda became the Trust’s Finance Manager in September 2017, when the Trust’s Finance Department centralised.  She has been instrumental in creating and implementing the financial procedures and processes stated in the EFA Academies Handbook that all schools need to comply with.

Amanda is responsible for managing the Accounts Payable Team and ensuring that the financial reports are distributed to HeadTeachers/ Directors in an accurate and timely manner, as well as overseeing the numerous audits the Trust is subject to. 

Amanda's claim to fame is that she knows someone who knows Cillian Murphy!

 

Maeve Beaven
Accounts Payable

Maeve joined the central team in November 2019 and is responsible for the processing of all invoices for The Trust, as well as supplier liaison and the provision of guidance on payments to Trust colleagues.

Maeve comes from a dot.com and investment banking background.

Maeve is a fluent German speaker and holds two degrees from University College Dublin. She came to London over twenty years ago and dreams of retiring to the seaside.

 

Rachel Pickering
Credit Controller

Rachel is one of our newest members and joined the Trust in August 2020 as Credit Controller and is responsible for debt recovery and payments/bookings for wraparound care.

Rachel comes from a background in Retail Bank Management.

When Rachel is not busy with her 3 children, she enjoys musical theatre, good coffee and baking.

 

Isabel Casado
Purchasing Officer

Isabel is another new member of our team, joining the Trust in January 2021 after covering the role as Purchasing Officer whilst the previous member of staff was on maternity leave.

Isabel is responsible for ensuring purchase orders are inputted correctly and ordering items across the Trust.

Isabel was born in Spain but moved to the UK 12 years ago when she finished her University degree.  

Isabel loves going to the cinema, travelling and eating out - pre Covid!

 

Louise Griffin
Finance Officer

Louise started working at Hayes Primary in 2015,  and later joined the central office in 2017 as the Finance Officer.  Key responsibilities include providing financial accounting services for all the Schools within the Spring Partnership Trust.

Louise previously worked in finance roles for a variety of companies including an ice-cream company, a multi media monitoring agency and for Film & Photographic Studios. 

Louise was born in Finland, and has lived in various countries around the world - including Cuba as a teenager.