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ACES Academies Trust


Brian Message - Sponsor and Chairman of the Board of TRUSTEES

Brian has significant leadership experience in setting up and running organisations from inception, navigating various rounds of fundraising to ultimate sale, including the businesses of Stephen Webster and Fine Burger. 

Due to his financial background, he has and has had operational oversight over the financial wellbeing of many of the operations where he is/was a director.

Through his work within the music business Brian has significant experience of ‘change management’ with a reputation for being at its vanguard.  As chairman of the MMF, he led an organisation of over 500 managers through a seismic technological revolution.

Very much a people person, Brian is known for being able to construct and motivate teams and drive innovation, especially when it comes to new technology and new working practices.  He is passionate about using his skills in helping education to evolve and to meet the challenges of the 21st century.