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Simon Connell

Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Simon has more than twenty years’ business experience, with the last fifteen working at board level. After a successful career in the UK financial services industry, where he started a number of asset management companies, Simon co-founded Educate, an education services company. In the past five years, Simon has worked with many schools, and other education-related organisations, both in the UK and internationally, to improve their financial and operating performance. 

Simon currently acts as a consultant to the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the charity which supports University Technical Colleges, and his experience with the movement is wide ranging. He has project managed new UTC openings, recruited UTC Principals, provided advice on student recruitment and the financial sustainability for UTCs. 

Simon holds a double first mathematics degree from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified financial analyst