Who we are

Dan MorrowTrust Leader and Chief Executive Officer

Dan Morrow arrived as our new Trust Leader and CEO in January 2021, having previously been the Trust Leader and CEO for Woodland Academy Trust. Dan moved into education motivated by a desire to give back. His appointments to date have enabled him to make a difference in a huge variety of schooling and civic contexts. He is extremely excited about the challenges and opportunities which working across Dartmoor will bring.

Susanne KiffDeputy Trust Leader and Chief Finance and Operations Officer

As a finance professional Susanne has over 20 years’ experience. She was previously Federation Business Manager for a group of schools that have now formed part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. Susanne is an AAT accountant (MAAT) and has completed the DSBM School Business Leaders qualification.

Veronica Lloyd-RichardsDirector of Schools

Veronica joined DMAT in January 2020 having previously been a governor in the Three Hares Cluster. Veronica read music at Cambridge University before becoming a music teacher and then took on a series of pastoral and curriculum middle and senior leadership roles in a range of schools in London. Veronica is part of the Future Leaders cohort of 2008.  She has served as Vice Principal and Interim Principal in inner-city schools in Westminster and then went on to be Head of Professional Development for Ark Schools where she led on teaching and learning and professional development across 38 schools nationally. Veronica believes passionately in the power of education to transform lives and is proud to serve her community in Devon where she lives with her dairy farmer husband and two young children.

Barbara ManningDirector of Social Justice

Barbara graduated from King’s College, London in 1985 and has been working in education since 1992. She has worked in five schools in the NW, SE and since 2016 in Devon.  She has been a middle and senior leader in secondary school settings and also delivered on Initial Teacher Education and the National Professional Qualifications programmes as a senior lecturer at a University in the NW. She feels thrilled and very privileged to lead DMAT’s social justice team with its strategic oversight of the Trust’s attendance, behaviour and safeguarding priorities and to champion DMATs commitment to an exceptional experience for all our students and their families, and most especially for our most underserved cohorts.

Jeanette SavageDirector of Inclusion

Jeanette joined the Trust in April 2023, having previously served time as both a Governor (Okehampton Primary and St James) and as a Trustee. Jeanette studied Human Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham before training as a teacher. She has taught in a number of inner-city schools before relocating to Devon and teaching in Boasley Cross, joining Okehampton Primary as SENCO and SLT lead. In 2010 Jeanette was appointed as Devon’s county SEND Adviser, supporting primary, secondary, mainstream, special and independent schools. Later as the (Devon) Strategic Lead for SEND & Inclusion, she developed and shaped a range of SEN support services across the county. Jeanette is passionate about ensuring all children and young people receive their educational entitlement and thrive in their local communities. Jeanette is committed to working with families to support children and young people’s additional needs.