Head of Finance
I joined Solent Academies Trust in April 2017, coming from Estee Lauder head office with over 5 years of private sector finance experience. At Estee Lauder I undertook many roles, including Management Accountant and Corporate Accountant. Prior to this I worked at City of Portsmouth Girls’ School (now Portsmouth Academy) as their Trainee Finance Manager for two years as part of their University placement program.
I am responsible for leading a fantastic and dynamic finance team, we ensure value for money and where this will have the biggest impact on our pupils and their learning.
I enjoy being part of a team and that no two days are the same. There are multiple benefits of being a part of a multi-academy trust. The main areas include the sharing of best practice and knowledge, along with cost-saving efficiencies. This also allows the school leaders more time to focus on learning outcomes for children, while the operational side is maintained at trust level. It gives the ability for joint negotiation of contracts and service level agreements, which can both improve the value for money and also the quality of the service provision. It allows members in the team to provide subject expertise and specialist knowledge that can be shared across the board.