David Bond is Chief Financial Controller for the Lion Academy Trust; a group of nine primary schools based in East London, Essex, and Northamptonshire serving the needs of over 4,200 children. David oversees the finances and control processes of the Trust, and the individual schools, to maintain operational effectiveness and support educational staff in delivering the highest-quality teaching and learning.
David joined the education sector in 2016 following 13 years with a leading UK financial institution where he was the Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Governance, and Operations with financial responsibility for a global team. As a PRINCE2© qualified project manager David leverages his financial expertise and keen analytical skills to create and deliver transformational solutions to improve service efficiency.
David is passionate about making a difference to wider society. He has been a StemNet Ambassador since 2010 and a school governor, outside his own Trust, since 2014. He is now volunteering with two schools in Newham. Additionally, he is a Trustee for a HMRC approved payroll giving charity and has been awarded the status of Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability through his professional impact in the field.