Our Members

Meet our Members

Find out more about who they are

SRET has five Members who are best viewed as guardians of the constitution, changing the Articles of Association if necessary and ensuring the charitable objective is fulfilled. They are responsible for appointing Trustees.  Each Academy within the Trust has one Trustee (Chair of its Local Governing Committee) and in accordance with its Articles, up to 40% of its Members are appointed by The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education.

Trevor Branch

Member-Trevor Branch 

Trevor is an SDBE Foundation SRET Member and Trustee. Trevor is an IT professional who has worked in the industry since graduating from London University in 1979 having read mathematics. Trevor has been the Technical Director in a public company that provided disaster recovery services to large financial customers, local authorities and the public health sector. Trevor continues to be part of the IT world as Cloud Project Architect Director developing and delivering business solutions of cloud based systems.

Diana Melville

Diana Melville

Member – Diana has extensive experience as an internal auditor and advisor on local authority governance. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant. Her children previously attended Wyndham Park and St Marks schools and she lives locally. Diana became a Member of SRET in 2018.

Diana Goldsmith

Diana Goldsmith

I was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch Leicestershire and graduated from Leicester University in 1979 with a BA Hons in History. I studied law at Guildford College of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. I moved to Bournemouth in 1982. I have spent my working career in local government in Hampshire and Dorset eventually becoming Legal Services Manager for the Borough of Poole. I semi retired in 2017 and now work as a solicitor for Dorset Council. I have 2 daughters who attended Bournemouth School for Girls and a granddaughter. My hobbies are playing Double Bass in the Dorset Chamber Orchestra and Masters swimming. I also enjoy the outdoors, travel and reading books.?

Angus Mayhew

Angus Mayhew

I have lived in or around Salisbury all my life and it has been a privilege to be a part of the schools of Somerset Road Education Trust.  I have a background in property development and management and in health and safety delivery.  I am currently training at Sarum College, Salisbury for the priesthood and look forward to starting my ministry in Dorset in July 2022.

Mark Podkolinski

Mark Podkolinski