Executive Leadership Team

Emma Hadley

Chief Executive Officer

Emma Hadley joined the Trust as Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. Previously working as an Education Director in a large national MAT, Emma has extensive experience of the leadership of Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and has always worked in schools in challenging circumstances. Emma is from Lincolnshire and recognises the privilege of serving learners and families in her local community. She is passionate about education, equality and social mobility and ensuring all students have the education and life opportunities that they deserve. Emma is responsible as CEO for the strategic direction of the Trust and for leading it forward into the next exciting stage of its development.

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Finance Officer

Jon joined the Trust in 2014 and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has worked in the accounting profession since completing his A-Levels, having previously worked for a local firm of Chartered Accountants and specialising in the education sector. As Chief Finance Officer for the Trust Jon is responsible for all aspects of financial management across the Trust, providing leadership for the finance team and ensuring financial compliance with statutory and legal requirements. In addition to the financial management and reporting responsibilities, Jon is the Executive lead for risk management, effective governance, and legal processes across the Trust.

Wayne Oldfield

Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Oldfield joined the Trust in August 2020 having worked in the public sector since 2004.  In his previous role, he was a Director in a large national MAT, having been a senior leader in a Lincolnshire secondary school prior to this. In formal recognition of his extensive experience of both strategic and operational leadership within the sector, Wayne was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Management Institute in January 2020. As Chief Operating Officer of the Trust, Wayne takes responsibility for several of the non-educational operational functions of the organisation, such as Human Resources, Estates, IT Services, Catering, Data Protection and Media and Communications.


Clare Willerton

Chief Education Officer

Clare joined Voyage as our CEdO in May 2021, having previously worked in a range of school improvement and development roles for a large national MAT. Her experience spans a variety of educational settings within challenging contexts across the East Midlands. Clare is passionate about inspirational learning, development and leadership, and providing equality and learning opportunities for all – wanting learners to achieve their true capabilites. She believes that strong and purposeful collaboration builds leadership capacity, leading to sustained school improvement. She is a professional coach, qualified within Management Drives, and a National Pupil Premium Reviewer. At Voyage Clare provides educational strategic leadership and direction, is responsible for our educational performance, and leads our education professionals.