Chief Operating Officer

Gary has the executive responsibility and is the strategic lead for all business functions and academy operational delivery across the trust. This includes human resources, finance, governance services, information, ICT, estates and facilities management, marketing and communications, and risk and compliance.

He is a business and finance graduate and a qualified HR professional, and has worked in a number of senior roles within education and health sectors. Gary has over 20 years’ of experience in developing and managing business functions, and is passionate in leading the trust in promoting and fostering organisational culture in line with the Diverse Academies’ values.

Gary is also a trustee on the Institute for School Business Leadership (ISBL) Board.