Barry Hastie (Chair of Finance Committee and Director)
I have worked at Coventry City Council for almost 20 years since completing my professional qualification in accountancy. I am currently Director of Finance with responsibility for all aspects of financial management and strategic financial planning for the authority.
In previous roles, I have led the Schools and Children’s Services finance teams and so I have a significant amount of knowledge and experience of both the financial challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to give schools and academies the best chance to deliver excellent outcomes for learners.
I have a young family with 2 children who have just started in the Coventry school system. When I do get any spare time I enjoy golf and rugby and maintain a passion for my very lowly hometown Scottish football team.