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Our Executive Team is made up of the CEO, the Headteachers of each of our schools and our Chief Financial Officer.

A primary and secondary head attend the Trustee Board on an advisory (non-voting) basis.


Stephen Mitchell
CEO and CAO

Stephen is the CEO and Accounting Officer for Oak Academies. Appointed in March 2020 he brings many years experience of senior leadership within the sector to the role.

He has completed an MBA (with Distinction from University of Nottingham) with a thesis about Improving the Quality of Management in Education in England, and is currently completing his PhD in educational leadership.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, chairing their Fellowship Assessment Panel. He is accredited as a School Resource Management Advisor (equivalent to National Leader of Education standing) for the DfE, and speaks regularly at regional and national education conferences, as well as writing for sector publications.

Stephen has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer for one of the leading MATs in the country, and supports schools and Trusts with rapid turnaround and strategic projects.


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Cathie Payne
Chief Finance Officer

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Liam Powell
SECONDARY TRUSTEE ADVISOR

Headteacher, Manor High.


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Matt Evans
PRIMARY TRUSTEE ADVISOR

Headteacher, Overdale Juniors.


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Kirk Hayles
EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Headteacher, Woodland Grange Primary.


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Hayley Holmes
EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Headteacher, Overdale Infants.


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Grace Brown
EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER

Headteacher, Brookside Primary.


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