Meet our Local Academy Councillors
Mr Chris Kelly - Chair
I am Operations Director for a charity based in Middlesbrough, called Community Ventures. I am responsible for shaping the organisation's structure, culture, and internal relationships alongside the board of trustees while working alongside the community and other key stakeholders to expand and improve local community services.
I have 8 years of experience working within mental health services and delivering therapeutic activities to the community. In addition to my role within Community Ventures, I am a Healthwatch South Tees champion, a member of Middlesbrough's Independent Advisory Group, and a trustee for Culture Bridge North East.
I wanted to become a Local Academy Councillor to gain a broader understanding of the education framework, particularly SEND, and to ensure that wellbeing and mental health awareness plays key parts in everyday school life.