Meet The Senior Team

Stan Moodie

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Email: sm@educationbusinessmanagement.com

Tel: 020 3884 2591

Mobile: 07785 555938

Stan is EBM’s Director for Education Services. He previously led PKF and BDO’s work on the DfE’s Academies Programme for 7 Years and has worked on the establishment of over 200 Academy schools, Free Schools and University Technical Colleges. He has an MBA in Business Management and, as a Director within BDO’s consulting team, has delivered client services in programme and project management, strategic planning, change management, knowledge review, business case development, business transformation, training and development and the delivery of business solutions in a range of public, voluntary, charitable and non-government organisations.

Stan’s aim is to provide exceptional quality, clear and unambiguous strategic advice and guidance to clients throughout the life cycle of the work undertaken and beyond. In doing so he focuses on the building of effective and productive links with stakeholders.

Richard Williams

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Email: rw@educationbusinessmanagement.com

Mob: 07796 084807

Richard is an experienced project and programme manager, change management specialist and a public finance expert with over 17 years’ experience working with UK and international government organisations to support the development and implementation of Government policy and improved service delivery.

For the past eight years, Richard has supported UK central and local Government, multi-Academy Trusts and high-profile Academy sponsors to implement the UK Government’s Academies and Free Schools’ programme, and manage educational transformation across all phases of education. A significant part of this work has focused on project managing and providing financial and business advice to over 35 sponsored and converter academies and free schools. He has managed both the successful transformation of underperforming schools and the set-up of new schools. His work includes all aspects of the strategic, business operations and financial aspects of the Academy and free school set up, delivery and development from the initial planning and application stages through the pre-opening phase to post opening support.

Richard has a BSc in Economics, an MSc in Economic Development and is a PRINCE II and Better Business Cases practitioner.

Paul Gard Mortimer

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Paul is currently working on developing digital resources for Colleges and Schools. He is working closely with a company that has one of the largest resources of educational material written in PREZI. He is also working with a number of educational providers developing Free schools e.g. the Church of England.

Previously, Paul worked with Birmingham City Council where he was the Children Young People and Families Directorate Lead on its Academies Programme for four and a half years. The Birmingham Academies Programme was one of the largest Academies Programmes in the country with approximately £150 million investment in new build Academies and a rapidly developing Converter Academy Programme with approximately 30 schools involved. Free Schools were also being developed.

Paul has over thirty-five years experience in Education and Training and has undertaken a wide range of senior management roles in Education establishments, Local Education Authorities and Government Non-Departmental Bodies. This has often involved introducing and managing significant change, innovation and resourcing.

Paul has delivered and developed a wide range of curriculum from Foundation Courses to Post Graduate Programmes. When he was working in FE, he was the Programme Coordinator for the Teacher Training Courses and coordinated professional staff development. Whilst in FE he was also the College’s link to the local Sixth Form Consortium and education representative on Radio Broadlands in Norfolk.

Paul’s focus is and always has been helping to develop new schools that are focused on improving young people’s life chances and their progression to higher education and/or employment.

Adrian Leggett

Senior Project Manager and Consultant

Adrian Leggett

Email: al@educationbusinessmanagement.com

Mob: 07816 277192

An experienced Management Consultant with specialisations Academy and Free School projects as well as the Local Government modernisation and efficiency agendas. My clients have included a wide range of local authorities and central government departments and Academy Sponsors and Multi-Academy Trusts.

I have delivered some of the most complex and challenging Academy projects in DfE history, including 5 Free School Projects, 15 Sponsored Academies and over 40-50 Academy conversions, including the establishment of Muti-Academy and Umbrella Academy Trusts.

I have skills and experience in project management, transformation, management reviews, performance management, strategy development, change management, problem diagnosis and problem solving across Finance, Education, Environmental Services, Highways, Transport, Planning and many other service areas.

I am committed to the public sector and have worked for over 20 years to improve services to the end user as both a consultant and local government officer. I seek to deliver assignments which exceed client expectations in terms of quality and customer satisfaction.

Justin Wilson

Associate Director

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An experienced Management Consultant with specialisations Academy and Free School projects as well as the Local Government modernisation and efficiency agendas. My clients have included a wide range of local authorities and central government departments and Academy Sponsors and Multi-Academy Trusts.

I have delivered some of the most complex and challenging Academy projects in DfE history, including 5 Free School Projects, 15 Sponsored Academies and over 40-50 Academy conversions, including the establishment of Muti-Academy and Umbrella Academy Trusts.

I have skills and experience in project management, transformation, management reviews, performance management, strategy development, change management, problem diagnosis and problem solving across Finance, Education, Environmental Services, Highways, Transport, Planning and many other service areas.

I am committed to the public sector and have worked for over 20 years to improve services to the end user as both a consultant and local government officer. I seek to deliver assignments which exceed client expectations in terms of quality and customer satisfaction.

Colin Foster

Colin Foster

Mob: 07817 789605

Colin is a highly experienced management consultant who utilises his financial and commercial expertise to advise clients and work with them to identify creative solutions to problems and achieve successful outcomes.

He specialises in supporting and advising public sector clients in establishing services at “arms-length” from Government, including the setting-up of Academies and Free Schools. He was responsible for the overall project management of a number of early Academy projects which included new build schemes, the recruitment of senior leaders and the development of the their education vision and approach. He subsequently assumed a similar role on Free School projects before advising on the set-up of more than 30 Converter Academies including Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

Colin also advises Academies and MATs on their governance structure and the organisation of back office functions. He assists in the development of MAT business plans, preparing budgets and running procurement processes for services such as HR, financial systems and payroll. He has also undertakes risk assessments prior to MATs taking on new schools.

He is a qualified accountant (CIPFA) with an MBA and over 30 years post qualification experience, including three years as a Finance Director. In addition he is a PRINCE 2 practitioner and an experienced trainer and facilitator.

Barnaby Collier

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Barnaby has some some 15 years’ experience in education, working across the sector from primary schools through to higher education institutions. His wider work includes projects in central government departments, executive agencies, trading funds and other NDPBs.

A highly engaging communicator, leader and advisor, Barnaby thrives on working alongside a wide range of people to enable them to achieve outstanding results. Barnaby has deep experience of change leadership and management, organisational design, programme and project management, governance and business development.

A former member of PKF and BDO’s education and public sector teams, Barnaby provided comprehensive programme management leadership to some 25 projects within the Department for Education’s Academies and Free Schools programmes, covering primary, secondary and further education institutions. He led multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the schools opened on time, to budget and with all the necessary legal arrangements in place.

More recently, Barnaby’s work has expanded to include Higher Education, with a focus on improving the effectiveness of their non-academic functions and developing income-diversification strategies in an increasingly competitive HE market place.

Further, Barnaby is Chair of Governors for the Big Creative Academy, a 16 –19 Free School in London that opened in 2014. The school achieved a ‘Good’ rating in its recent Ofsted inspection. This role provides Barnaby with excellent insight into the strategic challenges faced by schools, coupled to practical knowledge of how to engage with a wide range of senior stakeholders to provide effective oversight of a growing school.

Barnaby has a BSc in Geography and is a PRINCE 2 Practitioner.