Executive Leadership

Mary Davies - Executive Headteacher

Miss Mary Davies
Executive Headteacher and Trustee

MA (Cantab), MA (International Business), DESS, NPQH, PQSI, NLE

Mary is the Executive Headteacher of Maiden Erlegh Trust, and is Headteacher of both Maiden Erlegh School in Earley and Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.

She was formerly Deputy Headteacher at Maiden Erlegh School, Earley. She currently works as an Ofsted Additional Inspector and has been designated National Leader of Education (from July 2017). During her eleven years at Maiden Erlegh, she has driven both the process to convert to academy status in 2011, and in setting up of the free school in 2015. She has also led in all key areas of school work including Standards, Curriculum, Safeguarding and acting as SENCO for nearly two years.

Prior to joining Maiden Erlegh School, after nearly four years as Head of Modern Languages in Leicestershire, she was Assistant Headteacher at Jack Hunt School in Peterborough where her portfolio included the leadership of the school’s specialisms, including leading the school’s application for High Performing Specialist School Status. She headed up the school’s Leading Edge work and undertook primary outreach work as part of Language College status.

Mary’s background before education was in business and she has worked at the Bank of England and studied and worked in Europe including, helping with a start-up business in France. Mary attended comprehensive schools in Leicestershire and Rutland and completed her degree at Cambridge University and her tri-national Masters in International Business Management at Leicester De Montfort University (GB), École de Commerce Chambéry (France) and Fachhochschule Saarbrücken (Germany).

Jonathon Peck - Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Mr Jonathon Peck
Chief Financial and Operations Officer and Trustee

BSc (Hons) Business Economics and Finance, ACMA, CGMA

Jonathon joined Maiden Erlegh Trust in March 2017 and is responsible for all financial and operational functions of the Trust.

He is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in various finance leadership roles within industry, most recently as Finance Director Governance and Controls at Capita PLC.

He began his career with Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and defence company, before moving into various finance leadership roles with CSC, CGI and most recently Capita, all global business services organisations.

He is Vice-Chair of Governors at All Saints CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery in Wokingham and is a member of the Wokingham Schools Forum.