Sir James Hill
Sir James has had an extensive business background and still has an involvement in a local textile company and a company in the USA. His work in education has covered both higher and further education with appointments to College and University boards as well as the private secondary sector. He has enjoyed a long association with Dixons from its inception and then in 2000 joining the Governing Body. As Chairman, he has taken positions in both the City Technology College and now academy associations and in 2008 became the first Chairman in the re-organised Specialist Schools and Academy Trust with a national profile. Sir James is a former Chair of Dixons Academies Trust.