Andy Bird (CEO) 1973-2019
It is with enormous sadness that Venturers Trust must report the death of our Interim CEO, Andy Bird. Andy passed away in hospital in Burton upon Trent on Sunday 24th February after a short illness, aged 45. Our thoughts at this sad time are with his family, friends and colleagues.
Andy was an energetic, inspirational leader who encouraged others to share his can-do approach to life. His vision was to ensure that all children within the Trust had access to an excellent education and since joining Venturers Trust only six months ago, Andy had already set a course that strove for continual improvement in educational standards. He invested time in building a cohesive team who felt valued and he was held in high regard by all those who worked with him. The entire Trust community will feel his loss profoundly and whilst his time with Venturers Trust has been cut tragically short, Andy’s significant contribution to the Trust and to the communities served by our schools, will be long-lasting.