Venturers Trust Appoints Interim CEO

Venturers Trust has announced the appointment of Andy Bird as Interim CEO with effect from 3rd September 2018.

With a successful and extensive background in education, Mr Bird began his career as a PE and design teacher and has since held a number of senior positions, including Vice Principal for two large academies and Headteacher in another. More recently, he founded the Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust in Birmingham and became CEO of the Trust.

Mr Bird was a member of the West Midlands Headteachers Roundtable for the Regional Schools Commissioner and he has spoken at many national conferences about school improvement and leading a complex organisation.

Chair of Governors for Venturers Trust, Trevor Smallwood, said: “We are delighted that Mr Bird will be joining the Trust in September and I look forward to the contribution that he will make over the coming 12 months.”

Mr Bird said: “It is a privilege to be the Interim CEO of a Trust that is so dedicated to supporting and developing children and young adults in Bristol. From what I have seen already, I believe that we have a committed and talented team to deliver the outcomes these children richly deserve.”