Stephen Morales was appointed as Chief Executive of the National Association of School Business Management in September 2013. Stephen has a 20-year career history in operations and finance, working at a senior level in both the public and private sectors. He has managed significant change management and quality assurance programmes. Stephen has held the position of Finance Director in the UK education system and enjoyed a spell performing a similar role in an international setting. Stephen returned to the UK in 2007 and has since worked closely with the Department for Education in areas of policy reform. More recently, Stephen has been involved in education research in Europe, the Middle East and the US. Between 2014 and 2015, Stephen presided over the development and subsequent implementation of nationally recognised school business management professional standards.