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Andy Bates

Chief Financial Officer

Andy Bates

As Chief Financial Officer, Andy is responsible for leading financial strategy, facilities and commercial activities at Gloucestershire College.

Since joining the College in 2014, Andy has driven a number of high profile projects, including forming vocational training partnerships with The Francesco Group and The Brasserie Group, which provides students with the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at Graduations at No.9 salon in Gloucester and Chelsea Bar and Brasserie in Cheltenham.

Andy was also responsible for outsourcing the College’s on-site nurseries to Tinies, improving financial reporting and budgeting, and supporting the growth of the College’s professional courses.

After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Business and Finance, Andy qualified as an Accountant at EMI Music PLC. He then went on to enjoy successful careers as a Business Analyst at the Daily Mail Group and Finance Manager at EMAP, before becoming Head of Finance at City and Guilds.

Andy is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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