John Lakin


John joined the Board in 2021.  He was born and educated in Bath before pursuing a career in education management, first with the Inner London Education Authority and then as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led one of the UK’s leading education and children’s services consulting groups.  He retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2011 to pursue a portfolio career of independent consulting and non-executive roles.  He was for six years a Board member of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass) and is currently a member of the School Teachers Review Body which advises the government on teachers’ pay and conditions, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency which allocates government funding to schools and colleges.

Outside of work he is a keen cyclist and Chair of Velo Club Walcot in Bath.