Chief Finance Officer
I am an experienced CFO with a solid background in schools financial management, budget development and business leadership. I have over 30 years of experience as an educational finance professional, working in many positions, including Senior Auditor and as CFO at Wakefield’s first secondary academy. I have successfully supported the development of both standalone academies and MATs. My duties have facilitated my CPD, broadening my expertise through managing capital programmes, provision of financial consultancy services and enhancing my knowledge of Multi Academy Trust funding strategies and growth plans. I consider myself a 'can do' person and adopt a combination of theory, and a 'common sense' approach to provide a range of innovative solutions to resolve most organisational and business issues. Having my own family, I am passionate about education and the ability to provide fantastic opportunities for our youngsters to give them the best chance in life to fulfil their dreams. I am delighted to become part of Waterton Academy Trust and its future growth and expansion, working alongside some amazing and talented individuals who share common goals. Waterton Academy Trust is something unique and exciting and is already leading the way in terms of innovation and ground-breaking philosophies so who knows what is around the corner.