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Advisory Board

The people who provide expert advice and direction to Arco Academy.

Ron St Louis – Chair

Ron St Louis is an education consultant. He has a BSc (Hons) Social Science degree with a Social Policy specialism from the London Southbank University. Ron was previously the Head of Inclusion for a large local authority and a senior manager in the Early Help Service. Ron also has experience in fostering and adoption and is a trustee and panel member for an independent foster agency. He has a huge interest in the creative arts and has previously worked in music publishing. He is a keen Manchester United supporter but please don’t hold that against him. He can be contacted on: rstlouis@arco.academy.

Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE

Paul is a non executive director at Kingston University, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and National Citizen and an adviser to Sainsbury’s and FA Premier League. Paul has worked in both local and central government, been a member of the Government’s Social Mobility and Child Poverty and, for 16 years, was a partner at PwC, the global professional services firm. At PwC he had board level responsibility for diversity and inclusion and was recognised for his work in that area in the recent New Year’s Honours List.

Suzanne Cleal

Suzanne is the founder of Marketing for Impact, a social enterprise that helps social entrepreneurs develop and implement marketing strategies that will help them make a positive social impact.  She has many years’ experience in marketing, as a senior executive in large corporate organisations and then as a marketing strategy consultant. Suzanne is a qualified coach and has used her experience and coaching skills to deliver marketing training programmes designed specifically for social entrepreneurs.  Suzanne has a BSc in Economics and Politics from Warwick University and an MBA (with distinction) from Kingston University. She trained as a coach with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is an NLP practitioner. She loves travelling and mountain walking, and is learning Spanish.

Stuart Ashby – Ex Deputy and behaviour specialist

Stuart worked at Deptford Green for more than 30 years. During this time, he was Head of PE and headed the boys Basketball Team to the London Schools; a team an Ex NBA was a part of. Stuart served as Deputy Head teacher for 20 years and was responsible for overseeing pastoral care and behaviour across the school which is when he met Lisa.  Realising her talent in athletics, Stuart encouraged Lisa’s mum to take up athletics and was her biggest supporter and mentor to date!

Claudia Lana – HR Specialist

Claudia is an experienced Regional HR Business Partner who effectively delivers solutions with a positive can do work attitude in support of the organisation goals. She is forward-thinking and has expertise in the following areas: Management, Change Management, Employee Relations, Policy Development, Resourcing plan, Training, Coaching, Mediation and Regulatory Compliance.