Neil Copley

Governor
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Neil has over the 30 years’ experience in public service, including a short stint working in Northern College’s finance department in the early 1990’s.

Neil is currently the Director of Finance [S151 Officer] at Barnsley Council leading on all aspects of the Council’s financial affairs, procurement and contract management, benefits & taxation, and internal audit.

He is also the Treasurer to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and a member of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Director of Finance network.

Operating at Corporate Leadership Team level for well over a decade Neil has a wealth of experience in developing and implementing innovative financial strategy, providing stability and certainty in unprecedented times, enabling the delivery of strategic ambitions, and helping organisations to become and remain high performing entities.

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