Tommy Cullen

Chief Operating Officer

Beginning his career in an educational setting in 2009 as a Finance Assistant whilst studying accountancy, by 2016, Tommy was acting as Finance and Business Manager for a Multi Academy Trust comprising of 9 schools. 

Joining The Stour Academy Trust as Director of Finance and Premises in January 2017, Tommy was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Trust in September 2018. As COO, Tommy acts as the Chief Finance Officer of the Trust and is responsible for overseeing the operational departments of the Trust.

Tommy has worked closely with the DFE and ESFA on a number of high-profile Trust rebrokerages, peer to peer mentoring programmes and continues to support them on a number of pilot schemes. Currently, he is an active member of the ESFA user group supporting a wider network of MATs across the country. Tommy has recently undertaken a 12 month MAT Leadership programme alongside a national group of current and aspiring CEOs.