Steve is Chief Finance Officer for Transform Trust and Transform Teaching School Alliance, a role he has held since 2013. He has led the Trust academy conversions to date.
Steve is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with significant experience in financial strategy, performance management, project implementation, financial control and business execution. He has proven change leadership skills in pressurised and complex working environments, restoring and building teams and being a force for moving businesses forwards. Before joining Transform, he had worked in Financial Services (Barclays, Capital One) and FMCG (Samworth Brothers, Northern Foods) at Finance Director level both domestically and internationally for the previous 21 years. He brings a wealth of private sector experience which will accelerate the evolution of the Transform Trust model to take advantage of the best of his risk management, process and financial expertise. Steve has also taken leadership roles in setting and driving forwards Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) agendas.
As well as Transform, he had worked with other public and charitable sector organisations on a voluntary basis, from helping to set strategy, financial planning, risk management, financial education in schools and corporate fundraising. He helped raise £250k for Rainbows Children's Hospice over a 3-year period and led a Barclaycard team to win the prestigious UK Barclays Chairman Award in 2009.