Executive Team

Meet The Executive Team

Our Executive Management Team consists of our Chief Executive, two Directors and two Heads who specialise in managing different parts of the organisation.

Each one has a specialist knowledge of their area, bringing their expertise and commitment to help us provide an excellent service for all our customers.

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Stuart joined One Education in 2016 from the Higher Education sector and brings with him 30 years of finance management experience across financial services, manufacturing and engineering to most recently a university background. His areas of expertise are business processes, data as information and leading growing organisations through periods of change and development.

Stuart Fern


Mark has over 20 years of experience in ICT and over 10 years in Programme Management across areas such as Health, Energy, Government and Education. He previously worked for Northgate delivering whole school ICT under the Building Schools for the Future scheme. Mark is focused on delivering ICT services that are education and pupil outcome centred. He joined One Education in 2012

Mark Seddon


Rachel is an employment solicitor and CIPD HR professional. She has for many years worked in the education sector both as a lawyer and as a senior HR advisor. Rachel has represented schools, academies, local authorities and governing bodies in risk management, employment tribunals and other litigation, exit strategies and succession planning. She has vast experience in assisting school leaders

Rachel Foster


Before joining One Education, Rob had an extensive career in local authority service management and delivery, followed by a number of years as a programme and change management professional. As Head of Governor Services, Rob provides advice, guidance and support to head teachers and chairs across the region, and has managed the successful delivery of a new free school through application and pre-opening stages.

Rob Merino


Adam studied music at the University of Manchester before being awarded a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music in London. As a conductor, Adam has worked with leading ensembles across Europe, including tenures as Musical Director of the Fairey Band and resident conductor of Stavanger Brass Band in Norway. He has also been a guest conductor with several national youth ensembles, including Ulster Youth Orchestra, National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, and the South African National Youth Wind Orchestra.

Adam Cooke


Sarah is a HCPC registered Principal Educational Psychologist at One Education. She has an extensive background in education including experience of teaching in secondary and Post-16 sectors. Sarah is passionate about using psychology to make a positive difference for children and families. Sarah’s professional and research interests include trauma-informed practice, critical incident response, mental health and working in multi-disciplinary teams. She has published research in the field of adoption. Sarah is also an academic and professional lecturer on the Doctorate in Educational Psychology at The University of Manchester

Dr Sarah McIntosh


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