Maxine was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) in 2012 for the Metropolitan Police, having risen to the very highest level in one of the most demanding and challenging corporations. Maxine has served as both Transformation Director and Central Operations lead in one of the most senior posts within this organisation, consistently delivering exceptional results in the management of complex, significant and high profile investigations and operations. Maxine has also led significant change within the education environment.

She has held responsibility for money laundering teams, fraud and economic crime, as well as developing and delivering significant change programmes whilst balancing significant risk and securing financial vigilance to ensure exceptional service delivery. Maxine was charged with leading one of the most historically significant change programmes to the structure and delivery of policing service, adapting skills and capabilities to enable the Metropolitan Police respond to future threats, including cyber.

Responding to the need for unique financial restraint and reflecting fast developing changes within society, she has led on the creation of a flexible and adaptive policing model that re focuses energy on emerging challenges that have become global.

Maxine has been the Chair of the Board of Governors for an Education Trust over the past two years and has led a merger and partnership between a number of schools. Maxine has been the architect of developing the business change between established organisations and has delivered the legal and transformational changes required to help bring schools together, while maintaining individual identities and ethos.

Better together

Maxine will introduce her speech by outlining the difficulties of running a small school in an ever changing and more competitive market. She will talk about the power of a parent body and the steps she took to turnaround a school facing closure. Maxine will outline the strategic response as well as tactical options. She brings together her experience of transformational change, changing behaviours and cultures with her experience of leading a school through significant uncertainty and restructure.

She will outline some of the pitfalls and difficulties with any such partnership as well as the clear positives and benefits.

Maxine will share the insights and experience she has gained including:

  • Understanding and articulating the case for change in Education
  • Producing a vision
  • Executing a strategy
  • Leading a merger and partnership
  • Legal complexities of bringing together Charitable Trusts
  • Transforming the school leadership
  • Sharing back office services
  • Creating buy in, tackling the culture
  • Maintaining what’s important such as identity, USP and ethos while securing property and assets

She will deliver key factors to enable other professionals to have confidence in their journeys as schools and academies join forces.

The audience will leave with:

Determination and confidence to bring schools together

Understand the legal complexities of joining Governing bodies and Charitable Trusts.

Inspiration to prioritise and deliver transformation in Education