Barnsole Primary Trust

Barnsole Primary Trust


David Bailey

David Bailey (PGCE, BSc) is an experienced Senior Executive/Partner. He has a high degree of business and commercial skills gained in multi-national consultancy including, EY PA Consultancy Group and British Telecom. David has experience of delivering high-risk complex projects and turnarounds whilst working with investors and executives. David brings an innovative approach to problem solving, negotiating, leadership and management. 

Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood is an experienced Senior Manager. She worked in BT, creating and running a large number of projects. She has financial, HR, service strategy and development skills. Margaret volunteered as a member of the BT Senior Executive Women's Network; she was responsible for pastoral care programmes, supporting graduates. After taking early retirement, Margaret retrained as a primary school teacher. Margaret has Trustee and Chair experience of an Early Years’ Charity.

David Valentine

David Valentine was Chair of Governors of Barnsole Primary School and has been elected as Chair of Barnsole Primary Trust. He has previous experience of school governance and is passionate about improving outcomes for children. David has 27 years experience of banking and financial markets. Working in Dublin and London he rose to senior management in fixed income and has acquired many skills including risk management, statistical and data analysis, budgeting and performance management.

Apoorva Sherekar

Apoorva Sherekar is Project Manager at The Law Society.  He is an Engineer by education and has widespread experience of Estate & Facilities Management, gained through working within Healthcare, Education and Membership organisations.  Apoorva has served in various Leadership roles, including Executive for a successful Multi-Academy Trust.  Apoorva brings his specialist skills around Property and Compliance to the Trust Board.



Paulina mcgroarty

Paulina McGroarty is a former Head of the Singapore Exchange’s international office in London, prior to which held senior positions at NASDAQ Stock Exchange.  In all she has 23 years’ experience of helping businesses raise the capital they need to thrive. Passionate about the impact early learning has on later stages of development in children and would like to bring finance skills and international experience to the success of the Trust.