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Meet the Governors

Meet the Governing Board. 

  • Richard Stevens

    Chair of Governors

  • Rev. David Watson

    Vice – Chair of Governors

  • Leni McCormick

  • Peter Dyson

  • Cameron Lancaster

  • Naomi Drake

    Staff Governor

  • Claire Tribe

    Governance Officer

  • Lynne Palmer

    Parent Governor

  • Rob Salmon

    Parent Governor

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

Governance Officer

Lynne Palmer

Parent Governor

Lynne has spent nearly 30 years living in Plymouth, enjoying the South-West since moving from London in the 1990s. Working in the Dockyard (now Babcock) for 25 years, she has always advocated for young people’s growth and development in STEM and Early Careers, supporting and mentoring new entrants, apprentices and graduates. 

Outside of work, she has previously served as a Governor for Drake Primary Academy and has always strived to be involved to ensure that children’s educational journeys are enriching, empowering and helping them grow and be ready for life outside of school.  Lynne is passionate about education and the well-being of young people (very nearly becoming a teacher) and is looking forward to being able to contribute to being part of All Saints’ legacy.

Rob Salmon

Parent Governor

Rob is currently a full-time carer for two disabled family members. Prior to this Rob worked in IT in several multinational companies and latterly in local government.

Born and raised in Cornwall, Rob has lived in many different areas of the country before returning and settling in Plymouth. Rob attended Cornwall College in his early 30's and successfully obtained several Microsoft qualifications.

Rob is a believer in lifelong learning and a good standard of education for all.

Outside of his caring duties, Rob enjoys playing pool, gardening, listening to live music and scale model making.