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The Trustees are pleased to announce that Peter Snowdon has been appointed to the post of Chief Operating Officer:

Peter will also carry out the duties of Accounting Officer. Peter started his working career as a Work Study Engineer in private industry before moving into the public sector. He worked at Sunderland City Council from 1979 to 2007 specialising in Education HR and became Head of HR and Governor Support in the Education Department of the Council supporting the City’s 117 schools. 

He joined LST in August 2007 as the Trust’s first Business Manager assisting Philomena Marshall to open Newcastle’s first Academy, Excelsior Academy. He managed the Trust’s business operations from August 2007 until March 2016 when he became Consultant Director of Operations for the Trust. Peter has also been Company Secretary since February 2011.

Peter’s interests include mountaineering and he was a member of the team that visited Everest Base Camp in October 2014 accompanying eight Year 12 Excelsior Academy students on an extremely successful expedition to Nepal. For several years, Peter was a Trustee and Chairman of a Newcastle based Charity, Reviving the Heart of the West End, which supported local young people to enter into the world of business and commerce.

Peter Snowdon

Peter Snowdon

Chief Operating Officer & Accounting Officer