Peter Wilson - Chief Finance Officer

Peter joined our Trust as Chief Finance Officer in July 2018; having previously had a successful career both within the logistics industry and public accounting practice. He has subsequently become Acting National Finance and Operations Director from February 2022.

Prior to his appointment Peter was a Trustee of our Trust; having had the desire to volunteer his financial experience for the benefit of the younger generation. He was a key member of both the Finance & Resources Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.

Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; and has worked in finance for the past 20 years. Peter brings to the Trust significant experience of implementing strategic financial initiatives and change management projects; developing effective financial planning and analysis; managing all statutory reporting and tax compliance affairs; leading on corporate finance matters; developing effective risk management processes; and embedding strong internal control processes and procedures.

Peter is committed to ensuring that the Trust’s financial position is secure; whilst providing enough financial resource to enable delivery of the best possible education for the pupils, learners, parents and communities that our Trust serves. Peter leads strategically on all aspects of our Trust’s finance, estates and ICT resources. In pursuit of our strategic aims his aims are to make a leading contribution to the development of a culture which focuses on the individual professionalism of our people, the robustness of our policies, systems and processes and the effectiveness of our business operations as we seek not only to comply with the requirements of legislation and best practice but also to enhance our reputation as system leaders and ethical practitioners.