MAT Leadership Programme: Driving Improvement through Teams - Modules 5 & 6

Tuesday 30 Apr 2019

Module 5: Finance and the 3 E's

Date: Thursday 14th March 2019
Time: 9am - 4.30pm
Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ

Module leader: Tim McCarthy
Guest speaker: Micon Metcalfe

Micon is Chief Operating Officer at Langley Park Learning Trust. She is an experienced School Finance and Business professional, having been Head of Growth at United Learning and  Director of Finance and Business at Dunraven School. She is a Specialist Leader of Education and was one of the first 100 to be awarded the Advanced Diploma in School Business Management. Micon is specifically interested in Multi Academy Trust structures and governance and Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning.


Module 6: Strategies for sustainable growth

Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Time: 9am - 4.30pm
Location: ETC Venues, One Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London SW1V 2QQ

Module leader: Andy Samways
Guest speaker: Julian Drinkall

Julian joined the Academies Enterprise Trust as Chief Executive Officer in December 2016. AET is the largest multi-academy trust in the country with 64 academies currently within the group. Julian was previously CEO of Alpha Plus Group, one of the largest groups of independent schools in the UK and the largest in London. Prior to that he was President and CEO of Cengage Learning, EMEA and India. Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, schools, professional and library markets. Educated at Eton with an Oxford degree in PPE, Julian also has an MBA from Harvard and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s JFK School of Government, where he holds a Littauer Fellowship. Having pursued an early career involving strategy consulting and corporate finance, Julian became Head of the BBC’s Financial and Commercial Strategy in 1998. Since then Julian has been in general management roles in media and international education companies including IPC Media and three years as CEO of Macmillan Education. He worked with OC&C Strategy Consultants as an Operating Partner in their media and education practices prior to his role at Cengage Learning. John was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours recognising his contributions to education and charity in 2016.