We welcome our new CEO on 12th August
We are pleased to announce that Michael Cowland will be joining the Trust on Monday 12th August 2019.
Michael has been working in multi academy trusts since 2011 having made a successful transition from local government. This transition started with Northampton Academy a large secondary academy run by United Learning and most recently with the Diocese of Peterborough, where he is part of the senior leadership team who established the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET). The PDET has since grown to become the home of 30 academies, 5,500 children, 950 members of staff and has a turnover of over £25m. Michael spent time acting as interim Chief Executive Officer to cover a period of absence where he led the trust through four Ofsted inspections, the trust’s twenty third academy conversion and the successful secondment of a Head of Learning and Achievement, a post which resulted in a step change in the trust’s academy improvement services.
Michael has a deep understanding of the issues facing academies today and is very much looking forward to leading the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust as we navigate through the ever changing educational landscape.
Michael is a Cranfield School of Management Executive MBA and lives in Northamptonshire with his wife, 3 daughters and Eddie the beagle.