Interim COO, FCCA BSc (Hons) PGCE
As Deputy CEO of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust Lee is responsible for the strategic operational functions of the organisation. He is an experienced Business Manager/Finance Director with over 10 years of experience, supporting both primary and secondary schools. Recently, he has been working as a Specialist Leader of Education and, as result, has been deployed in a number of schools that have required support or intervention.
In addition to his Business Management experience, Lee is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed a PGCE in Business Management. Through his work he has become well versed in some of the challenges that face the education sector in areas that include: financial planning; HR management; legal issues; site and IT strategies.
He has now acted as project lead for a number of Academy conversions and has overseen the development of a more effective governance structure to support the need to both recognise autonomy and deliver effective control.