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Members of Multi-Academy Trusts are the subscribers to the trust’s memorandum of association. They have an overview of the governance arrangements of the trust. Members can amend the articles and may do so to support stronger governance arrangements


The First Federation Trust has five members:

  • The Exeter Diocesan Education Network (EDEN), representative: Rev Alan Smith (appointed 05/12/2017)
  • Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education (DBE), representative: Mrs Ruth Churchill (appointed 01/06/2017)
  • University of St Mark and St John, representative: Mrs Kate Brimacombe (appointed 16/01/2018)
  • A Non Foundation Member who is appointed by Non Foundation Directors, to be appointed
  • The Chair of the board of directors who also chairs the Members meeting.


EDEN appoints 5 Foundation directors and Salisbury DBE appoints one Foundation Director. 


More information about EDEN can be found in the document below:

Register of business and pecuniary interests

Members and their representatives are asked to declare any relevant business and pecuniary interests when they are appointed and are invited to declare any relevant interest at the start of each meeting so any conflict of interest can be managed appropriately.

A summary of the members' relevant business interests is included below.