Deputy Group CEO and Group Chief Financial Officer
John joined the College in 2013 as Vice Principal Finance and Resources, before progressing to the role Group Chief Financial Officer, and subsequently Deputy Group CEO.
John is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts and started his accountancy career in manufacturing, before spending 10 years working in forensics. He moved into senior finance roles within the education sector in 2007, and has also spent 5 years working as a part-time lecturer in a Further Education College. Having helped to set up London & South East Academies Trust in 2013, he has considerable knowledge of both the Further Education and Academies sector.
John has an excellent track record and wealth of experience which includes leading through periods of change, implementing significant business and financial improvements, strong financial stewardship, and governance.
In addition to being responsible for all matters relating to financial strategy, financial performance and risk management, John is also responsible for overseeing a range of business support services together with the Estates, IT and Sustainability Strategies for the College.
Group Chief Technology and Information Officer
David joined the College in 2004, initially as Head of Construction and Engineering before progressing through a variety of management positions within the College and moving into his current position as Group Chief Technology and Information Officer. In this role he oversees the College’s management information systems and IT infrastructure.
Coming from a teaching background, David is particularly interested in using these skills to think about and input into the future of teaching - with a specific interest in developing the College’s digital teaching and learning experience.
Before starting his career in Further education, David worked in construction, serving an apprenticeship as a Carpenter before moving into site and project management.
Deputy CEO of London South East Academies Trust
Neil Miller is the Deputy CEO Academies with operational accountability for all the schools within the Trust.
He was a senior leader in secondary mainstream education for many years including Headship before joining the Trust as Executive Headteacher six years ago.
Neil has a real passion for working with our learners with his expectations for each and every one being extremely high. This is achieved with a forensic focus on quality first learning experience so the students are able to grow both academically and emotionally, becoming purposeful young adults.
Neil has a real expertise in leadership and has gained his NPQEL. Relationships with the staff teams is key for Neil and ensuring the Trust is able to get the very best from everyone is important.