• Professor Richard Huggins - Appointed October 2013
  • Mrs Lynn Douglas - Appointed December 2012
  • Mr Tim Wainwright - Appointed May 2013
  • Mr Bob Price - Appointed December 2012
  • Dr Bridget Durning - Appointed December 2012


Richard Huggins is a Principal Lecturer in Politics and Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. He has extensive research and practice experience in working with statutory agencies and vulnerable and seldom heard individuals in a range of contexts including research into substance use and misuse (young people, adults and children of substance misusing parents), crime, homelessness, prisons and offender behaviour, fear and perceptions of crime and patterns and impacts of deprivation and social exclusion. He has significant experience working with the police having undertaken research and consultancy projects with a number of forces. He is also a member of the Offender Health Research Network and is currently contributing to a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl, Porton Down) working group on Understanding the Broader Social Cultural Contexts within Population Modelling. His step-daughter was a student at Cheney School and his son is currently in the first year of studying for his A Levels there.


Lynn’s background includes adult employment in health and education Lynn’s association with Cheney commenced as a governor in 1993 until the Academy formation in 2014 and a trust member since then. During her time as a Cheney governor she held Vice Chair position for a number of years as well as Chairing Personnel and Training Committees. In addition she was involved with senior management post selection as well as involvement with both student and staff disciplinary hearings.


Tim has been CEO of ADD International since 2010. Prior to that and a two year stint as Director of the English Regions for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK, he held a range of senior roles with Oxfam and VSO, running programmes in East Asia, living in the region for over 6 years. Tim began his career working, for 8 years, in the UK for British Airways after completing degrees in Maths at Cambridge and a Masters in Operational Research at Lancaster. Tim is the current chair of Bond, the overall consortium of UK international development agencies and previously sat on the board of the International Disability and Development Consortium, a global alliance of key disability organisations. He also co-chaired Bond's Disability and Development Group for 3 years.


Bob Price has been a city councillor since 1983 and was Leader of Oxford City Council from 2008 to 2019. He is a member of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board, the Oxfordshire Skills Board, and the Local Government Association Innovation Board. He has a strong personal interest in arts and culture and is a member of the Arts Council England South East Board, the Advisory Board of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a former Treasurer of Modern Art Oxford. He was formerly Director of HR at Oxford Brookes University and a Governor of Cheney School from 1998 to 2005. He has been the Chair of Governors at New Hinksey Primary School since 2006.


Bridget Durning has over 14 years experience in school governance ranging through from early years to sixth form. She is also a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the School of the Built Environment teaching across the range from first year undergraduates through to master students. Bridget was one of the founding directors of Cheney School Academy Trust and is currently Chair of CSAT.