Val Andrew, School Business Leadership Consultant
A background in corporate and commercial finance underpinned Val’s later career in education working in a variety of school business leadership roles in different settings over 25 years.Since semi-retirement in the last 2 years, Val has programme managed the DSBM Level 4 programme offered by Best Practice Network (BPN), supported and spoken at SBM events, and delivered consultancy work supporting school leaders. One of only three official patrons of ISBL, Val is a Fellow of the Institute, and recipient of the CEO’s award for exceptional contributions to the school business leadership profession. Val remains incredibly passionate about mentoring and supporting the professional development of the next generation of school business leaders.
Nickii Messer, School Business Management and Leadership Development expert, All the geese
Nickii and her company, All the geese, specialise in training, developing and promoting school business management and leadership. A well-known national and international conference speaker, Nickii’s work often focuses on supporting school leaders to ensure improved wellbeing and resilience within their workforce. Nickii is a published author and a regular contributor to Optimus Education and is keen to help school leaders at all levels develop the skills and confidence to embrace the complex challenges facing schools today.