Damian began as Deputy Director for Education in February 2023. He took up his first headship of a CofE VA primary school in 2003 and since then has held the position of headteacher and/or Executive headteacher for six schools, at both primary and secondary level, within Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire.

Damian has worked as an Ofsted inspector, a local authority school improvement adviser and has supported the work of Oxford Diocesan Board of Education by chairing interim executive boards.

Damian recently completed an MEd which explored the links between psychological safety, leadership style and school culture. He is committed to working with schools, to help ensure the professional development of their existing staff, so they can continue to build excellent future leaders.