Maria Baskerville


Chief Finance and Operating Officer


Maria began her post as Chief Finance and Operating Officer for the Trust in May 2021, having been Senior Finance Lead at a larger Trust where she was responsible for the oversight of school budgets for a group of school across the South West of England.

Maria's background is in accounting and business management, where she has supported Primary and Secondary schools across the region in effectively managing their budgets and operations.  This has included supporting schools in challenging financial circumstances transition into a healthy budget position. 


Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow Member of Association of Accounting Technicians FMAAT


Professional roles

  • Senior Finance Lead South West, Academies enterprise Trust

  • Finance Manager King Alfred's Academy, Vale Academy Trust

  • Finance Manager Swindon Academy, United Learning Trust

  • Business Manager Westlea Academy, Link Academies Collaborative Trust

  • Accountant, White Horse Federation Trust

  • Accountant, Great Western Hospital

Personal Information

Maria lives in Swindon and is married with two children and one grandchild. She enjoys going to the cinema, DIY and decorating and gardening.