Our People

Executive Leadership

Lois Osborne, NPQH & NPQEL
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As the Trust's CEO, Lois leads and oversees the educational performance of the trust and all of its academies by providing strong strategic leadership towards the trust’s vision and goals.

As the Trust's named Accounting Officer, Lois is accountable for ensuring the trust fulfils the statutory and regulatory responsibilities set out in the Academy Trust Handbook, ensuring the responsible and appropriate use of public funds and planning, implementing and monitoring the trust’s internal and external financial reporting.

Kevin Panrucker, FISBL
Chief Financial & Operating Officer (CFOO)

As the Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Canonium, Kevin takes pride in overseeing trust-wide finance and business operations. In the Central Services office, he leads a dedicated team committed to delivering expert support in finance, HR, and other operational aspects to the family of schools. His status as a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leaders (ISBL) underscores his commitment to driving excellence in school business leadership. With a background as a qualified teacher and previous leadership roles in the FE sector, he possesses a solid understanding of the needs of teachers and leaders. This firsthand insight has played a pivotal role in shaping the strategic approach to school business support, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with the dynamic requirements of the educational community.

Martin Hawrylak
Senior Executive Headteacher

Martin serves as the Executive Headteacher of Stisted, Finchingfield and St Andrews primary academies. He is a former accounting officer for Stisted Primary Academy Trust before overseeing its incorporation into Canonium Learning Trust in 2021.  His tenure as an accounting officer not only showcased his financial acumen but also highlighted his dedication to the educational community and his commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for the children which now extends across multiple schools within the Trust. He is a qualified in Special Educational Needs Coordinator and has particular expertise in curricular development, small church schools and pedagogy.

Tina Bourne
Executive Headteacher (Secondment)

Tina is currently with Canonium on Secondment as the Executive Headteacher of Ardleigh St Mary's and Tolleshunt D'Arcy St Nicholas Primary Academies.  

Academy Development Team

Nicola Rees
Academy Development Lead

As our Academy Development Leader, Nicola is an experienced and successful practitioner, who has taught across the primary phase, including year six. She plays a significant role in aiding teacher development at Canonium Learning Trust. Using a coaching cycle, which includes collaborative planning and lesson feedback, Nicola supports and develops teachers at different stages of their career to ensure excellent outcomes for all pupils.

Steve Taylor
Trust Assessment Lead 

Steve takes a lead on Assessment across the trust. Steve is an effective practitioner with a keen ability to track and respond to data, ultimately driving outstanding outcomes for all pupils. Within his role as Trust Assessment Leader, Steve supports and advises school leaders on the implementation of a purposeful assessment strategy, ensuring that every pupil benefits from a tailored and effective approach.

Lauren Rawles

Trust Nursery Lead 

Lauren brings a wealth of expertise and passion to her role as the Trust Nursery Lead. With her extensive experience in early childhood education, she plays a vital role in shaping the foundation of learning across schools within our trust.  As the Nursery Lead, Lauren is dedicated to providing exceptional care and education to our youngest learners. Her commitment to nurturing a supportive and stimulating environment ensures that every child receives the best possible start to their educational journey.

Central Business Services Team

Amy Lloyd
Finance Manager

Jennie Thrower
Finance Manager

Julia Burton
Trust Admin Manager

Ciara Beazley
HR Officer

Elizabeth Spurgeon
Finance Assistant