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Katie Mason, Chief Operating Officer, Bright Tribe and Adventure Learning Academy Trusts, is responsible for strategic financial planning for the Trusts’ school improvement programmes, operational plans, as well as the financial management of its Academies. She also leads on the preparation of robust budgets and forecasts, ensures financial records are compliant and provides financial analysis and insight for the Trusts’ decision makers.
Katie has a strong mix of private and public sector experience in fast-paced challenging organisations with large teams in the UK and overseas. She focuses on building relationships with all stakeholders and ensuring that finance is understood by all, breaking through jargon and presenting a simple view. She is solutions focused and ensures robust financial management through appropriate support and challenge.
Prior to joining Bright Tribe in March 2017, Katie was Head of Commercial Finance for national social care NFP, Turning Point and a Group Commercial Accountant at McCann Complete Medical, an international medical communications agency.