Trained as an accountant, Stephen’s career has expanded to include making a difference beyond the management of numbers. He is a fellow of the Institute of School Business Leaders and also the Chartered Managers Institute. He is also a Professional Associate of the Chartered College of Teaching, and is going through the process of being accredited as a Schools Efficiency Advisor for the DfE. Stephen has recently completed an MBA with his research focussing on improving the quality of management in education. He writes regularly for a number of sector magazines/blogs, as well as delivering seminars/workshops across the country, and will be publishing his first book later in 2018. Stephen currently works for an MAT in the Midlands as chief operating officer, working across three counties, and 12 schools. His passion for organisational culture and capacity building has seen him accredited as a trainer for the UN, EU, World Bank, and the UK Government, having delivered award winning capacity building projects in 16 countries around the world.