Simon is the Director of Resources for Southend High School for Boys in Essex and the NASBM national lead on school finance. As a qualified Accountant and Project Manager, he spent a number of years working in the charity sector and a lot of his career working on finance system-related projects, including a period working for one of the UK’s largest software consultancy firms. Simon also worked in one of the largest FE colleges in the country so has knowledge of both charity and education accounting. Simon is well known across the sector having delivered numerous training sessions and presentations with the Education Funding Authority (EFA), and, on behalf of ISBL. He is also a member of one of the ESFA’s Financial Assurance working groups.