John Banbrook is the Business & Finance director at Faringdon Academy of Schools in South-West Oxfordshire. He led the original conversion of the secondary school and 2 primary schools in April 2012 and a subsequent expansion with a further 5 primary schools in November 2013. In 2015, John led a support staff review in order to centralise support services across the Trust. John is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of School & Business Leaders and an elected Council representative for the South East region with the Association of School & College leaders.
Prior to his current role, John spent 22-years as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force Regiment, retiring in the rank of Wing Commander. Away from work, his passion is sailing and since November 2015, he has been the Commodore and Director at Bowmoor Sailing Club in Gloucestershire.