Developing Church of England Education

Mark Burnett

Chief Operating Officer - SDBE MAT


Mark joined the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust (SDBE MAT) in January 2017. 

Working in the education sector for over fifteen years in a variety of senior leader positions, Mark previously worked as the Group Director of Operations responsible for all corporate functions within a large and successful Multi-Academy Trust covering the South East of England.  He has significant experience in equipping and resourcing Trusts to meet the needs of their schools and has supported over forty schools convert to become Academies.

In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for the day to day leadership of the SDBE MAT, supporting the Chief Executive in ensuring the Trust remains compliant, efficient, and effective, and the schools within the Trust offer the best education to the children they serve.

Mark is a Board member for the London South East Colleges Group (a federation of five colleges based in the South East) and is a member of their Audit and Risk sub-committee.  He is a Professional Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Professional Member of the British Institute of IT.