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Meet the Governors

Meet the Governing team. 

  • Richard Stevens

    Chair of Governors

  • Rev. David Watson

    Vice – Chair of Governors

  • Leni McCormick

  • Peter Dyson

  • Cameron Lancaster

  • Naomi Drake

    Staff Governor

  • Claire Tribe

    Clerk to Governors

Richard Stevens

Chair of Governors

Richard Stevens, the Managing Director of Plymouth Citybus since May 2012, has spent over three decades shaping the public transport landscape in the Southwest. Beginning as a bus driver in Cornwall in 1989, his journey has seen him lead a workforce of 950 people, overseeing a fleet of 350 buses that collectively serve over 30 million passengers annually. Beyond his pivotal role at Plymouth Citybus, Richard actively contributes to regional development as the Chair of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the Plymouth Area Business Council. He also serves as Chair of Destination Plymouth and is a director of the National Marine Park, showcasing his commitment to both business and environmental stewardship.

In the education sector, Richard passionately serves as the Chair of Governors for both All Saints Secondary School and City College Plymouth. This reflects his dedication to securing a bright and equitable future for the region's youth through quality education and diverse employment opportunities. Born in North Devon, Richard is deeply proud of his West Country heritage, and in his rare moments of leisure, he enjoys pursuits such as sailing, rugby, and the joys of being a Grandad.

Rev. David Watson

Vice – Chair of Governors

David is a former student of All Saints Academy, having attended when it was known as Burrington Secondary Modern. During his time there, he started the first Christian Union in school club for students to attend.


David has worked for over 40 years in the Social Care sector in and around the Plymouth area.  He is currently a Team Leader for a local housing association, with a focus on assisting people experiencing mental health issues.


David is a self-supporting priest, supporting local parishes and provides chaplaincy cover at a local hospital.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Governing Board and is the Link Governor for SIAMs.

Leni McCormick

Peter Dyson

Peter is a retired engineer who has been employed in industry, the Royal Navy and in Higher Education. He has worked in areas as diverse as textile engineering, turbine design and marine propeller research. Consequently he has a particular interest in STEM subjects and understands how these can lay important foundations for fulfilling and varied careers. He is a husband (his wife is a retired primary school teacher who specialised in SEND), father and grandad. He is actively involved in the work at ASAP’s parish church, St Pancras and his interests include racing his Laser sailing dinghy, hill walking and running in a valiant attempt to keep fit.

Cameron Lancaster

Cameron Lancaster is a Foundation Governor at All Saints Academy. He is an experienced school leader in our local community in his role as Executive Headteacher of two local feeder primary schools. In addition, Cameron is a current practicing Ofsted Inspector. Cameron is Plymouth born and has an extensive knowledge of the needs and challenges of our local community. In his role as Governor at All Saints, he is responsible for overseeing behaviour and attendance. 

Naomi Drake

Staff Governor

Naomi has been working at All Saints Academy as the On-Site Alternative Provision Lead since September 2022.  Before that, she worked at a school in Exeter for a number of years. 

Naomi has been teaching since 2005 and initially trained as a teacher of English.  During her career, she has managed an off-site alternative provision for KS4 students at risk of exclusion as well as working in cross-city inclusion projects in Exeter and Plymouth.

Outside of work, Naomi enjoys going to the theatre, film and cinema and going to watch live music.

Claire Tribe

Clerk to Governors