2021 Shortlist


To Everyone who has been shortlisted

MAT Finance Leader of The Year

Judy Brinson (Director of Business and Finance / CFO), Truro and Penwith Academy Trust

Helen Anderson (Director of Finance), Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust and Shambrook Academy Federation

Aftab Ahmed (CFO / Head of Operations), Guru Nanak Sikh Multi Academy Trust

Chris Key (CFO), Tudor Grange

Sue Prickett (Chief Finance and Operations Officer), SENDAT

Christopher Jones (Director – Head of Finance), The White Horse Federation

John Halstead (Director of Finance and Resources ), Consilium Academies

Cathie Wilson (CFO), Oak Multi Academy Trust

Benedicte Yue (Finance Director), River Learning Trust

Rachel Martin (Chief Finance and People Officer), St Christopher’s CofE (Primary) MAT

MAT Finance Team of The Year

Boudica Schools Trust

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

Trinity Multi Academy Trust

Lionheart Educational Trust

Carlton Academy Trust

Central Region Schools Trust

STEP Academy Trust

The Laurus Trust

MAT Finance Champion of the Year

David Clayton (CEO), Consilium Academies

Sarah Lee (Accountant), Emmaus Catholic Multi Academy Company

Andrea Sapsford (Group Accountant), Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

Julia Armstrong (CEO), Prince Regent Street Trust

Katrina Morley (CEO), Tees Valley Education

Lawrence Chapman (CEO), SENDAT

MAT Finance Rising Star of the Year

Saffron Buckfield (Finance Apprentice), Leigh Academies Trust

Patrick Boreham (Finance Officer), Red Kite Learning Trust

Jade Bennett (Senior Management Accountant), The White Horse Federation

John Halstead (Director of Finance and Operations/CFO), Consilium Academies

Sam Westwood (Management Information Lead), Dartmoor MAT

MAT Finance Project of the Year

Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust, Trust Wide Finance and Operating Model Transformation, led by Alex Duffety

PolyMAT, Central Service Provision – The New Way Forward, led by Mark Guest and Alexa Rendell

Red Kite Learning Trust,  Electronic Procure to Pay, led by James Rant

Maritime Academy Trust, Trust Merger Budgeting Project, led by Leanda Arnold

Success for all Educational Trust, Priority Schools Building Phase 2, led by Tara Barrett

Maritime Academy Trust, Transition of Finance System, led by Louise Mitchell

MAT Finance Education or Community Impact of the Year

SENDAT, Supporting our Networks led by Sue Prickett

Tees Valley Education, Hot food for learning led by Karen Gleave Headteacher at Brambles Primary Academy

Westcliff Primary Academy (Part of The First Federation Trust), Westcliff Community Project led by Lewis Webb
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