Suzanne Hendey

Director of Governance and Corporate Affairs/Clerk to the Directors

Suzanne’s role is to lead on corporate governance, information governance, stakeholder engagement/ communication and equality, diversity and inclusion for the trust. She works closely with the Board of Directors and clerks the board and its committee meetings, as well as being the trust’s Company Secretary.

Suzanne joined NEAT in May 2017 having worked in education for over 20 years in HR roles working with schools/academies and as a School Business Manager for a federation of three schools. Suzanne has achieved the Level 3 Certificate in Clerking of School and Academy Governing Boards with the National Governance Association. She is also a member of the NGA’s Community MATs Governance Network. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, as well as holding a Business Studies degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Equal Opportunities and a Diploma in School Business Management.

Her main passions outside of work are seeing live music and going to the cinema.


Harry Watts Academy
Thomas Bewick School
Newcastle Bridges School
Mary Astell Academy