Following a career in the police special operations unit dealing with police mobilisation and major incident response, Steve retired in 2016. Becoming involved in school governance in 2010, he successfully chaired a federated secondary and primary governing body before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014. Elected as Chair of the Board in 2015, Steve has led major changes in Trust development, successfully re-structuring both the Board of Directors and the Members of the Trust.
Now a National Leader of Governance, Steve has been instrumental in making significant changes to the work of the Board, ensuring that Executive Leaders deliver the vision and strategy of our Trust. Steve is currently working closely with Chairs of other Multi Academy Trusts, looking at national strategy and its impact on outcomes for pupils.
Steve brings a wealth of experience as a former senior police officer. He is a National Leader of Governance (NLG), supporting other trusts and academies across the North of England. Steve chairs the Board of Directors, has an overview and responsibility for safeguarding, and has been a school governor at a local level for many years.