Executive Team

Simon Bentley

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Simon took up post as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in July 2022. In his role Simon acts as the Trust’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining BDMAT he was Regional Operations Director at E-Act for 3 years where he led on operational strategy and transformed the delivery of professional support services across E-Act’s southern region. Simon has extensive experience working within the public sector, working as Head of Finance at Windsor Academy Trust during a period of growth, as well as a range of finance and operations roles at Solihull Council. Simon also serves as Chair of Finance and Human Resources Committee for Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust.

In Simon’s own words “I am delighted to be part of the BDMAT family, where we strive to provide all pupils, whatever their background, with a high quality education, the opportunity to reach their potential and to life live to its fullest”

Linda Gregory

Director of People

Linda has over 30 years’ experience working in the education sector and joins us with over 5 years’ experience from a similar role in another Multi Academy Trust. She was also previously CEO of the Birmingham based charity University of the First Age. She is passionate about developing people and ensuring we make a difference to the lives of the young people we support.

In her personal life she loves gardening, her 4 chickens and travelling with her husband.