A bit more about me

John is the Finance Director of Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust and has been in post since September 2017. John has a rich financial background in schools and has worked across the West Midlands region in local authority schools, church schools and academies including several other multi academy trusts.

John  leads on academy conversions and interacting with the DFE and EFSA for the MAT as the strategic financial lead at Robin Hood Trust.

Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust has a rich history of innovation in ICT, independence and languages which has enabled it to be at the forefront of developments within education. Mandarin is taught from Nursery to Year 6 and the school has Confucius Classroom Status which sees it work closely with Beijing No.2 Experimental School in China.


Strategic Support


Previously John worked for the DRB group as a Senior Finance Consultant and has spoken nationally on issues related to school finance. John’s wealth of experience means that he has a wide overview of the educational landscape and finances and is a governor at two schools where he holds the post of Chair of Finance.

Inspirational Quotes

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work

Thomas Edison

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.

Charles Kettering

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Albert Einsten