As Commercial Director Ben is responsible for both maximising the revenue raising potential of the Trust by raising income and for ensuring best value for services provided to the Trust and its schools through procurement processes. Ben has worked in senior business leadership roles in the education sector and as a school business consultant.

Prior to entering the education sector Ben held leadership roles in the charity sector, working for the British Red Cross, and in the private sector, working in facilities management.

Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and has been involved in promoting the professional development of school business leaders. Ben also serves as the Director of Finance & Business Development at Dukes Aldridge Academy and joined Aldridge Education in September 2017 when the Academy joined the Trust.

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