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Chief Finance Officer

David Thompstone

As Trust Chief Officer David is responsible for the financial operation of our Trust and our academies.  David is an ACCA qualified accountant with over 26 years’ experience working in the local government financial sector, with most of that time spent working directly with Schools and Education Service teams.  David provides our academies with financial support and training for academy budget holders, finance support staff and governors.

David’s role for the six years prior to joining our Trust involved managing the Local Authority’s Schools and Education Services accountancy function.  That role included the calculation and management of School funding for Tameside Schools and managing the delivery of a traded Schools Finance Support Service to Schools across Tameside.  David’s role at the Local Authority included providing financial advice and support to schools, assisting with their budget planning and providing training and presentations to groups of Head Teachers and Governors.