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Our Team

Our Executive Team

Laurie Kwissa

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Laurie took up post as CEO of LDST in December 2019. Prior to this, she was appointed from September 2017 as the first Trust Education Director at the very start of the Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust.


Prior to LDST,  Laurie had a number of roles in education, both as a Primary School Headteacher and then a cross-phase National Strategies Adviser focusing on assessment and progression across primary and secondary schools. As an accredited School Improvement Partner, she then worked with schools across Liverpool as a Senior School Improvement Officer.

Steve Boothroyd

Trust Corporate Services Director (TCSD)

Steve joined LDST in April 2018 and leads the Trust's Corporate Services Directorate covering all aspects of finance, operations and HR.


Steve is a Chartered Accountant through ICAEW and his background includes 12 years working in external and internal audit roles with public sector bodies including multi-academy trusts, colleges, universities, local government, housing associations and NHS healthcare organisations.


Steve also spent over ten years as a Trustee and school governor of a non-maintained special school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs.

Sally Aspinwall

Trust Education Director (TED)

Sally Aspinwall is the Trust Education Director within Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust and is responsible for school improvement. She is a serving Headteacher and currently Executive Headteacher of three schools. The Beacon CE Primary, is currently judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted and is a national DfE Behaviour Hub; the other primary is Bishop Martin CE Primary in Liverpool which has been successfully supported by the Beacon CE Primary and has been judged as Good by Ofsted. More recently Sally is providing additional leadership capacity as Executive Headteacher to St. Michael's CE High School. 


Sally is also an Ofsted inspector. Her areas of expertise include leadership and management and SEND provision.


Our Education Team

Mark Ward

Trust Education Officer


Rachael Heathcote

Trust Inclusion Lead


Dr Carmel Manwaring

Trust Quality Assurance Lead (Secondary)

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Jill Broom

Trust Assessment Lead


Rob Fletcher

Trust Teacher Development Coordinator and Lead Mentor


Ann Charters 

Trust Behaviour Lead 


Our Corporate Services Team

Alison Tennant

Trust Operations Lead and Data Protection Officer


Anna McGurk

Trust Finance and Business Lead


Nicola Kettley

Trust Human Resources Lead


Rebecca Thomson

Trust Business Manager


Rebecca Lyons

Trust Business Manager

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Suzanne Robinson

Trust Business Manager

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Samantha Lowe

Trust Business Manager

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Our Administrative Team

Hollie Stott

Trust Executive Administrator and Governance Lead


Beccie Bromley

Trust Administrative Assistant


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Contact Us

St James House, 20 St James Road, Liverpool, L1 7BY

Telephone: 0151 705 2175