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David Earnshaw CBE

David Earnshaw CBE

Chair of the Board,
Outwood Grange Academies Trust

David is currently Chair of the Board of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust which runs thirty-two academies in the North of England and the East Midlands, with a Free School due to open in Middlesbrough in 2020. David is also the Chair of Falcon Education Academies Trust and a Director/Trustee of Inspiration Trust. He has extensive experience in the education sector at both secondary school and local authority levels, and was head teacher of a state secondary school before entering into private-sector business. He has been a school governor for many years, mainly in the state sector, but also with some independent sector commitment. Additionally, he was a non-executive director of a local Training and Enterprise Council (fore-runner of the Local Enterprise Partnership). In the private sector, David was an executive Board Director of two technology companies (one mid-sized, the other a larger enterprise), non-executive chairman of a mid-sized creative design and marketing company, and managing director of a small business management company. David was awarded a CBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours’ list.