Victoria McDonaugh MA (Hons) PGCE, Chair of Trustees, was Head of History and Head of Year with a responsibility for PSHE in a large comprehensive in Cricklewood, London. She is currently a Governor of Bryanston School and was High Sheriff of Dorset in 2009/10.

Keith Newton ACA, (Finance and PIP Director), is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. In a career of 33 years at Accenture he worked as a global management consultant specialising in strategic and technology consulting for large scale private and public sector organisations working in Sydney, Chicago, Seoul and Hong Kong. He is a company director, an investor, and advisor to a number of UK and international businesses and charities. He is currently Chairman of the West Country Branch of the Britain-Australia Society (BAS); a Director of the National Britain-Australia Society; a trustee of the BAS Education Trust – BASET; and an advisor to the board of an English public school having previously served as a Member of the Board and Chairmen of the Finance and General Purpose committee. He serves as a charity trustee with a specialty in finance.

Alison Winsborough BMus, PGCE (Resources, framework and implementation) has strong experience of delivering PSE, previously as Head of PSE and Citizenship  at the Sir John Colfox School and currently as Head of Citizenship and  Head of Sixth Form at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy.

Alison has worked with an abundance of outside agencies such as AA, SSCT, Safer partnerships, healthcare professionals, Ansbury and other local stakeholders. She is currently Designated  Safeguarding Lead for the 6th form and part of the Academy’s Safeguarding Team. She has 3 young children.

Dr Lara Jayne Wear MB BS BSc DCH (SA) MRCGP (Medical content and safeguarding) trained at Imperial College London including a BSc in Physiology, qualifying in 2007.  Lara moved on to hospital rotations at Frimley Park, Surrey and Brighton, Sussex.  She lectured in Anatomy at Brighton Medical School before moving to Cape Town where she specialised in Paediatrics and gained the Diploma in Child Health in 2011.  Lara decided to pursue her career in General Practice from this point and enrolled in the Wessex GP training programme which brought her to Dorchester, Dorset in 2012.  She completed her GP specialist training in 2015 and has been working as a GP in Dorset since this time, becoming a GP Partner at The Prince of Wales Surgery, Poundbury in 2019.

Stephen Foster (Legal) is Head of the Divorce and Family partner team at Stewarts Law. In the Legal 500 2016, Stephen is recommended for his “pragmatism and gravitas” and his reputation as “a strong leader who can manage any situation or individual and steer things to a successful outcome”. Chambers describes him as “a great lateral thinker” and Stephen is named as one of the top 10 high asset family lawyers in Spear’s Family Law Index.

Richard Mangnall JP  FCILA  FInst.D lives in Dorset but spent most of his professional life in London where he is a Freeman of the City. He practised for over 40 years as a Chartered Loss Adjuster, dealing with a variety of insurance losses including fine art, movie production, advertising and contingency. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.

In parallel with this, he sat on the Westminster Bench (then located at Bow Street & Horseferry Road) latterly becoming Bench Chair for 4 years. He is a past Trustee of the Inner London Magistrates’ Courts Poor Box Charity which assists offenders with rehabilitation. On leaving London, he sat on the Guildford Bench and then, upon moving to Shropshire, on the Telford Bench.

He is currently a member of the Dorset PCC’s Panel monitoring out of court disposals by Dorset Police. In this latter capacity and during his time on the Bench he has been all too well aware of the part played by alcohol in offending, particularly among young people, and the need for rehabilitating outcomes.

Jackie Sonner BA (Hons), PGCE (safeguarding and policy)  is a recently retired Deputy Head teacher from a large Primary Federation in Weymouth. Her responsibilities included staff recruitment and training, curriculum design and implementation and safeguarding. As the Designated Safeguarding lead Jackie has witnessed the devastating impact on children and their families where there is misuse of alcohol and other substances, and worked with a range of professionals from Health, Social Care and other agencies to provide considered and effective early intervention. In previous roles in 2 other Dorset schools Jackie has gained additional expertise in PSHE and Early Years education. As such she has observed the effects of adult role models and peer pressure on even the youngest children in school and understands the need for high quality education in all aspects of PSHE from the start. Since retiring in 2021 Jackie has sought to maintain links with education and become involved in her local community. To this end she has become a volunteer at a local Dorchester school and at the Pips holiday club for local children. She has recently become a school governor with link responsibilities for safeguarding.

Andrew Morse BSc (Hons) (Project management and PIPs Director) recently retired from the Royal Navy after 35 years as an officer in the Fleet Air Arm flying and instructing on the Lynx helicopter and simulators before transferring into Programme/Project/Requirements Management in 2004. He brings a range of skills to the AET including project development and management,   an understanding of evaluation, training, support and infrastructure, plus  time, budget and cost management skills.  Andy continues to work part-time as a Reservist in the field of procurement and programme management for the Wildcat helicopter. Having served in the RN and as a father of two, he has an excellent understanding of the need for life skills education to ensure young people are able to make more informed responsible choices about alcohol.

David Cox  retired as the Chief Executive of The Benevolent charity (now named The Drinks Trust) at the end of 2018, a role he took up in April 2013. The Drinks Trust supports current and past employees of the UK drinks trade with practical, emotional and financial help when faced with a variety of difficult circumstances, including serious illness, disability, issues with stress or depression, with debt or any family crisis such as a seriously ill partner or child. David has built a deep understanding of issues concerning alcohol and the importance of early intervention and alcohol education. David is a Liveryman of three City Livery Companies and brings a wealth of skills to The Alcohol Education Trust in governance, fund raising and management.