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Chair of Trust Board - Steve Burn

Steve Burn has over 40 years’ experience in banking, latterly in the mid-corporate field but covering cross-divisional specialisms in risk, strategy, operations and retail. He also has significant experience in the management of commercial business financial relationships and is an experienced people manager.

He has an MBA from the University of Warwick and is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers.

Steve has been a member of the Trust Board since September 2017 and prior to that, he was a Governor at Warlingham School & Sixth Form College for three years.  He brings his experience, energy and passion to support the Trust to meet its strategic objectives.

Steve’s role involves building and developing a strong team of Trustees and Governors (so he would love to hear from anyone who would offer support), creating a positive governance environment, balancing support for all the schools within the Trust, with effective challenge.  He recognises that to deliver the key objective of continuously improving educational outcomes and pastoral care for all pupils, with a particular focus on reducing the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils, the Trust must provide the best possible platform to its leaders, teachers and support staff, whilst fully engaging Parents. 

Steve moved to Croydon in 1985 from his native Sunderland and is married with four children. Having recently retired, he now devotes more time to sport, participating as a distance runner and watching, particularly rugby and football.  

He has a passion ranging across a number of music genres from hard rock to classical and is using some of his free time to learn to play the piano!