Executive Leadership Team

Mr Simon Garrill


Having taught and led, in and around London for the last 25 Years, I established two new schools in Haringey, running a small multi academy trust. Passionate about social mobility, fairness and opportunities for young people, I am looking forward to leading Education for the 21st Century to ensure that all of our schools achieve excellence through collaboration.

Mrs Cathy Whiting

Director of Business

After 20 successful years in retail management, I joined The Ravensbourne School in 2006.  Qualified in Business Management, financial management and Nebosh Health and Safety, I was instrumental in the conversion to academy and development of E21C in 2011, taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer.  Since 2011, I have been responsible for the conversion to academy and the transition of schools joining the Trust and the operations and business functions of all of the schools within E21C.  I am passionate about the Trust, its staff, and most importantly the students we educate ensuring that they all receive the best possible chances they can.

Mr Rob Carling

Director of Finance

I am a CIPFA qualified accountant with significant experience of Local Authority and school funding, both operational and policy, including setting and reviewing school and Local Authority level funding formulas. I have worked in three Local Authorities, a Secondary Academy and an two  Multi Academy Trusts. Previous posts include  Senior Finance Officer in a Multi-Academy Trust, Vice Principal of Coopers school responsible for all business functions, Head of Children and Young People Finance, Head of Education Finance and Head of Social Services Finance.

Miss Marion Drake

Executive Head – Primaries


I am the Executive Headteacher of Blenheim Primary, Mead Road Infants, Mottingham Primary and Scotts Park Primary. I was previously the Headteacher of Mottingham Primary where I and my dedicated staff took the school from an Ofsted ‘Notice to Improve’ category to ‘Good’ in 14 months. Prior to this Headship, I worked in a variety of Primary Schools in Inner London, Outer London and Kent in order to gain as wide an experience of education as possible.