Stephanie Mason

Stephanie Mason

Stephanie is Head of Further Education, Skills and Academies and is a specialist in education sector issues, consultancy, audit and compliance, risk management and governance. She is a regular commentator on sector issues, running our annual seminar series and speaking at sector events.

Stephanie is RSM’s lead partner for delivering funding assurance reviews for the ESFA and MCAs. She also works with colleges, training providers and academy trusts on governance, mergers and due diligence, acting as a sounding board to many in the sector.

Stephanie previously worked at the Further Education Funding Council and has been a key member of the FE auditors’ forum in its various guises, since it was first established. She regularly comments on and contributes to sector guidance for FE and academies.

Stephanie’s interest in governance has led to her completing a Masters degree with her dissertation on governance aspects of college mergers. She has now started a PhD looking at influences on college governance and whether it is fit for purpose.

Articles from this author

Managing the Changing Risk Profile of Academy Trusts

It has long been a requirement for Academy Trusts to formally manage their risks through a risk management policy and system and maintenance of a risk...

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