Kim Halliwell


Chief Finance and Operating officer, AET, DET, ACC


Kim began her post as Chief Finance and Operating Officer for the Trust in September 2020 having gained huge experience in accountancy roles in the UK and New Zealand.

As a qualified accountant, and trained teacher in the post 16 phase, Kim has had a wide-ranging career in the public and private sector. From 2014-2016, Kim travelled extensively across Europe before returning to her home in New Zealand for four years. In 2020, she returned to UK, where she was keen to return to supporting schools, which she has done for many years.


Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Accountancy

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)

  • Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning (now Award in Education and Training)

  • Newbury College – Assessor Award

  • Diploma Teaching Lifelong Learning Sector (now Diploma in Education and Training)


Professional roles

  • West Berkshire District Council Senior Schools Accountant – Children and Social Services

  • London Borough Hillingdon Payroll consultant

  • Sovereign Housing Association – Banking and accounts receivable, debt recovery

  • St Bede’s College New Zealand – Bursar, and assistant to General manager

  • Jade Software, New Zealand – Accounts payable in a multi-currency, multinational company, payroll for UK, Asia and NZ, General Ledger and Fixed assets reconciliation