Gary Turton

Chair of Audit Committee

Gary is a qualified accountant and a lifetime member of ACCA since retiring in 2020. He began his career in local government and worked in the education sector for over 30 years. First, he worked at Aston University as Senior Accountant, then he moved to become Director of Finance at Matthew Boulton College in 1998. He was instrumental in the college’s relocation from the previous Sherlock Street site to the new facility at Jennens Road – a £38 million project completed on-time and in budget.

Gary was appointed as Executive Director of Finance at Dudley College in 2008 and helped to develop their town centre learning quarter with financing, planning and construction of three further new facilities. He spent the last year of his working career at King Edward VI Schools in Edgbaston as Head of Finance for the Foundation. Gary has also carried out voluntary roles as Governor for a local junior school, and as Treasurer for the Friends of Priory Park in Dudley.

He is married with two adult daughters and enjoys walking, travelling, reading and bird watching.

Appointed date: 04/2022

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