Academy Ambassadors describes itself as 'a non-profit organisation', which was set up to place more business people on the governance boards of multi-academy trusts, as trustees / non-executive directors.
It claims to have placed over 200 senior business leaders on trust boards.
- Education and Employers charity
- Future Leaders Trust, set up by Ark in 2006 to train school leaders to be 'changemakers' in schools the UK.
- Inspiring Governors, a partnership between the Department of Education and the National Governors’ Association, with the involvement of Education and Employers, CBI and others
- National Governors’ Association
- SGOSS, Governors for Schools organisation
- Teach First
- McKinsey & Co
- Slaughter and May, law firm
- Mishcon de Reya, law firm
- UHY Hacker Young, accountancy firm
- Rolls Royce
- Dairy Crest
- Women on Boards
- Kirsty Watt, head of AA
These are Academy Ambassadors' most senior supporters
- Michael Rake, chair of BT, ex-President of the CBI, ex-Chairman of KPMG.
- Paul Marshall, chair of Ark and chair of hedge fund Marshall Wace
- David Ross, sponsor of David Ross Education Trust; co-founded The Carphone Warehouse
- Tom Attwood, Chairman of Hg Capital; Non-Executive Director at the Department for Education. Tom is also founder and chairman of the Attwood Academies Trust
- Barbara Judge, Chair of the Institute of Directors
- Andrew Adonis, former education minister – he was a key architect of Tony Blair's public service reforms in education; Trustee of Teach First
- Rod Aldridge, founder of the Capita Group
- David Meller, joint chairman of his family business, the Meller Group (luxury home and beauty suppliers).
- Susie Cummings, founded Nurole, a digital platform that aims to match the right people with the right boards.
- Nikki King, former MD and honorary Chairman of Isuzu Truck UK
- Nora Senior, Executive Chair UK Regions and Ireland at Weber Shandwick; President of British Chambers of Commerce
- Phil Jones, President and Chief Executive of Northern Powergrid.
- Website: www.academyambassadors.org
- Address: Academy Ambassadors, New Schools Network, 8th floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, SE1 7SP