Louise Staunton

Louis Staunton, Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Greater Manchester Education Trust
Louise has 20 years’ experience in educational finance. She has held a number of roles, providing financial advice and support to a range of schools and trusts in a variety of contexts.

Role: Chief Finance and Operations Officer

She held the role of Education Finance Officer with Trafford Local Authority for five years before becoming Finance Director and Business Manager in a single Academy Trust, establishing a business management partnership providing services to schools across the LA. Louise has worked closely with the National College for Teaching & Leadership as regional business manager advocate and partnership adviser, promoting school business management collaborations across the North West. Louise holds an advanced diploma in Education Business Management and a postgraduate qualification in Educational Leadership. From 2014-2018 she was Strategic Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Manchester Health Academy, overseeing a £14 million expansion project and providing support, in her role as SLE, to numerous organisations experiencing financial pressures.

As Chief Finance and Operations Officer at the Greater Manchester Education Trust, she is responsible for each of the core areas of business, premises, finance, IT and administrative support functions. Louise is an accredited Schools Resource Management Advisor (SRMA) and CFO Mentor.

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