Charles Oakley

Name: Charles Oakley
Category of Trustee: Board appointed
Appointed by: Board
Term of office end date: 16 November 2020 to 15 November 2024
Trustee role/responsibilities: N/A
Business interests declared: None
Details of other schools where you also govern/are a trustee: None
Details of any relationships with school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None
Brief details: My career started in the steel industry, giving me a solid grounding in business and financial management. I held several management and systems accountancy roles in electronic and chemical manufacturing companies before landing a life-changing role with LG Electronics. The twelve years spent working with the South Koreans shaped my thinking so continuous improvement became ingrained in every action and thought. I held senior posts in finance, logistics, planning and sourcing, leading several multi-national change programmes. Since leaving LG in 2001, I have held senior public sector roles in local authorities, the police and the police and crime commissioner’s office, leading customer service, finance, governance, ICT, and procurement teams. My core skills include creating structure and shaping projects and services where needed, commissioning new and innovative services, building teams, and getting people on board with change. I volunteered as a trustee and led the transformation of a medium-sized charity, and hope my ‘can do’ approach and experience can help the Trust during the next stage of its journey. I have benefitted from the experience, skills and wisdom of many people in my life and feel it is right to pass that on to the next generation.