Ian’s interest in schools and education stemmed from being asked to become a Foundation Governor of his local primary school where he was subsequently Chair of Governors. Ian was appointed as Business Director at Goffs in the summer of 2011, and quickly established himself as a highly respected member of the senior leadership team, stabilising the school’s financial position. Ian supported the transition to academy status, and led on the successful application to the Priority Schools Building Programme and subsequent delivery of the Goffs multi-million pound rebuild.
Ian was central to the formation of the Generations Multi Academy Trust in the Autumn of 2017. Since this time, Ian was has led a highly efficient and informed financial and income generation function across the Trust, bringing significant expertise to all of these areas. As a result, all of the Trust’s schools enjoy secure finances, further underpinned by generous levels of funding from the income generation work.