Jason spent most of his early career in Royal Mail, enjoying a number of roles in divisional and national settings and qualified as a chartered accountant over 15 years ago. During his time there he was involved in change management and financial planning and analysis and ultimately had the role of Head of Reporting and Planning for Royal Mail Operations, reporting on and co-coordinating a budget of around £4bn at the time.
From this role he moved into a role as Director of Finance and Operations at a wholesale food business, co-ordinating a national operation of distribution covering a sales force of 450 people and a turnover of around £150m. This was a very exciting period for the business which started at a £50m turnover and grew through both new business start-up and merger and acquisitions activity to 3 times its original size.
Jason has worked for the last 6 years in Multi Academy Trusts with a number of organisations from small to national trusts, chiefly involved in ensuring sustainable and effective financial performance in conjunction with educational colleagues. This work has included training of business management teams with conversion, set-up and re-brokerage of trusts as well as ensuring financial controls are in place and aligned with the requirements of the Department for Education.