Wayne has extensive experience working in school and academy finance. He worked for Barnsley Council for seven years, managing the financial services for schools trading arm, delivering training and support and advice to schools across Barnsley. He also managed the Education Finance function, both schools and non-schools, for Rotherham Council for a year, before moving on to a large Multi Academy Trust where he undertook the role of Project accountant for six years. During this time, he developed an extensive knowledge of academy finances, managing the academy conversion process and leading on the implementation and training on finance, HR and payroll software. He is a CIPFA qualified accountant, and also has a degree in Biology. Wayne supports strategic and operational finance across the Trust.