Meet Martyn Alcott
Chief Finance and Operating Officer (CFOO)
I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO) for Holy Cross Catholic MAC. I am very much looking forward to being part of the creation and establishment of the new MAC. It’s a great opportunity to bring together 7 schools with a common goal of providing a consistently outstanding Catholic education for all our students across all ages 3 to 19.
The role of the CFOO is to ensure that the new MAC is compliant with legal requirements in respect of all accounting processes and practices, public sector finances, HMRC regulations and the Academies Finance Handbook. I will also have oversight of the other non-teaching functions within the MAC such as Human Resources, Health and Safety, Premises/Estates Management, ICT Management, Publicity, Community Use, Capital Projects and General Administration.
I have been Business Manager at Cardinal Newman Catholic School for five years and am currently working with colleagues from other HCCMAC schools on the formation of the new MAC. During my time at Cardinal Newman Catholic School we have spent almost £3,000,000 making significant improvements to the school site funded in part by almost £1,500,000 in successful funding applications. The most significant project was to turn the derelict swimming pool into the new Pope Francis Hall, but we have also completely refurbished the changing rooms, pupil toilets, and Canon Diamond Theatre. Furthermore, the investment has improved the infrastructure of the school refurbishing all roofs and replacing all boilers.
I have now worked in Education Business Management at Senior Leadership level for 15 years following a successful 17-year career in commerce and industry where I was the Operations Manager for the UK subsidiary of a large multi-national company. I am a founding Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, and hold a Masters Degree level qualification in School Operational and Financial Leadership. I am a Member and Vice-Chair of Hall Green Academy in Birmingham and have been on the board for over 13 years.
In my spare time I follow non-league football and am a former Vice-Chairman of Moor Green Football Club who later merged with Solihull Borough FC to form Solihull Moors FC.