Theodore Agnew, a non-executive director at the Department for Education (DfE), has resigned from his directorship of an academy trust founded by education minister Lord Nash.
Mr Agnew joined Future Academies as a non-executive director in July, as revealed in Companies House records and exclusively reported last week by Schools Week.
Mr Agnew is also the sponsor and chairman at Inspiration Trust, running six schools and a sixth form college in Norfolk.
Following our inquiries for the original story, Mr Agnew resigned from his position at the trust on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
A spokesman for Future Academies said: “Unfortunately, Mr Agnew has taken the decision to step down from his role at Future Academies to focus on his current work at the DfE. The Trust remains committed to securing the best possible education for all its pupils.”
A spokesperson for the Inspiration Trust said that he resigned because of “excessive work commitments”.
Mr Agnew’s position at the DfE remains unchanged. The DfE said it was for the individual trusts involved to comment on the resignation.