Sir Rodney Aldridge
Sir Rodney Aldridge is the Founder of the Aldridge Foundation and is now responsible for 11 academies and colleges in the North West, London and southern coastal communities. Rod is also the founder of the Capita Group, leading the company from start-up to becoming a FTSE 100 company where he worked until 2006.
Prior to this, Rod worked in local government for 10 years. Sir Rod is Patron and former Trustee of The Prince’s Trust, and a founding member of the Prince’s Charities Council. He is also Chairman of The Lowry, the theatre and arts venue in Salford. Sir Rod was appointed OBE in 2004 for services to the computer industry and received his knighthood in 2012 for services to young people.