Kath Stanier - Business Manager

I have over 23 years business experience working in the private sector and in excess of ten years’ experience in supporting and delivering schools’ business operations. I hold qualifications in Business and Finance, School Business Management and Education.

I joined Ash Grove School as the Admin Officer in 2009 and worked closely with the Head and Governors through the process of conversion to Multi Academy Trust - a very steep learning curve for us all. I took over the role as Business Manager for the Trust as new schools joined us and the role evolved.

Currently my role is to manage the Trust’s administrative and personnel procedures. I support the CEO and CFOO in the strategic leadership of all non-financial business functions and work closely with the Principals and admin teams at each of the academies, providing advice and support on non-financial matters such as payroll, personnel, statutory compliance, data protection and policies.

In my free time I enjoy reading, especially psychological thrillers, and stable management (mucking out and occasionally riding my daughter’s pony).