Director of Education

Dan Wilson

Dan joined Altair in 2024, bringing 20 years of experience in the sport, non-profit and education sectors. He has worked as a teacher, education consultant and charity director as well as founding several businesses. With a strengths-based leadership philosophy, Dan supports several organisations as a trustee including Rotherham United’s Foundation and is Chair of Governors at an academy in Yorkshire. At Altair, Dan supports schools and Multi Academy Trusts to grow, operate more efficiently and better support children’s development.

Expertise

Significant experience and skill in governance, business development, project management, public speaking, facilitation, bid writing, training delivery, and team leadership.

 

About Dan

Dan qualified as a teacher in 2001 and has worked in primary, secondary and special schools in London, Coventry and Newcastle. Upon leaving teaching Dan worked for six years as a local authority education consultant, leading the development of a commercial offer when the organisation become a traded service.

At Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Dan led the Education team before becoming the Director of Development with responsibility for income generation and continuous improvement. During this time he also established Questr CIC, a business which brings innovative technology solutions to open spaces and events.

In his trustee and governor roles, Dan provides critical challenge and robust governance to support the growth and aspirations of several educational and charitable organisations.

Recent Assignments

  • Business modelling and IP development for Endeavour Multi Academy Trust.
  • Development of investment readiness, funding pipeline and income generation training for United Learning Multi Academy Trust.
  • Procurement of catering and IT services for Perry Hall Multi Academy Trust.
  • Investment readiness consultancy and fund raising for Holloway Park Women’s Building.
  • Vision and values development for Aspin Park Academy.

Background

  • Yorkshire Sport foundation- Director of Development
  • Post graduate certificate in Business Administration and Management (Chester University)
  • Level 5 Business Administration and Management (Chartered Management Institute)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Southampton University)

Publications

  • Family and Community, The Children’s Alliance, 2022
  • The All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood report on the Primary PE and Sport Premium, APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, 2020
  • Using a multi-stakeholder experience-based design process to co-develop the Creating Active Schools Framework, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2020)

Fun Facts

Most of his spare time is spent watching his son play football and his daughter compete at dance competitions. However, he occasionally manages to squeeze in a gig or paddle board excursion, and is blindly committed to supporting Chelsea FC.

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