Martin Hesketh



martinhesketh-150-purpleMartin is Chief Operating Officer at Chapel St Community Schools Trust and was previously Director of Finance and Operations at Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust. Martin has worked in education finance for over 25 years in a range of settings including academy trust chains, further education and local government. As well as running a range of support services in education organisations (finance, human resources, IT, management information, administration and exams), he has also successfully led many business development opportunities.

Martin is experienced in delivering new buildings within the Free School movement, including leading on ICT procurement for Heron Hall Academy (a 8FE secondary free school). For the past three years, Martin has worked in Academy Trust chains where financial integrity and expert governance are paramount. He is passionate about the power of education to change the life chances of young people.