Peter Bremner-Milne – Managing Director

Peter is now the Managing Director of SBM, having worked at SBM since May 2013 as IT and Administration Manager, as well as a bursar.

Peter is AAT qualified. and has a background in customer service, with particular skill in IT and IT support. He has access to all client systems so he can step in at short notice when needed.

Sue Bremner-Milne – Education Finance Consultant

Sue set up SBM Financial Services in 2002, having worked for ten years in the OCC Schools Finance Team. She is a part qualified accountant and is involved in running other businesses, so has finance experience in the private sector too.

Sue has worked as the Finance Director for two multi academy trusts (MATs) and now does consultancy work, training and financial ‘health assessments’ at all levels within maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.

Sharon Dillon – Bursar

Sharon has spent most of her working life in finance, starting in the private sector, then joining OCC in 1994. She moved to the Schools Finance Team in 1998, then came to SBM in 2004.

Sharon is skilled in all aspects of finance and management, as well as being one of our fund-raising experts. A considerable proportion of Sharon’s work is now with academies, using PS Financials.

Theresa Turner – Bursar

Theresa has worked in education for over 20 years, including two years in Schools Finance, then five as a bursar in middle and secondary schools, before joining SBM in 2005. Theresa has a joint honours degree in finance and accounting and business management. She is also a qualified adult numeracy tutor and completed the ECDL qualification.

Theresa is a valuable support to all the other bursars at SBM with her extensive knowledge of systems and processes, particularly in IBC.

Sue Bright – Bursar

Sue has worked as a bursar in Oxfordshire schools for 25 years, and also as a trainer for schools on various finance systems. In 2003 she was employed in a Secondary Schools and the Finance and Administration Manager.

Sue joined SBM in 2008. She is proficient in all finance systems in Schools and often mentors school staff on a one to one basis.

Cathy Higgins – Bursar

Cathy became Finance Manager of a new sixth form college in 1992, setting up the finance function from scratch. Cathy has been working as a part time bursar in her local village school since 2006, and for SBM since 2007.

Cathy is proficient in all aspects of school administration, including the pupil software Integris.

Diane Ewart – Bursar

Diane has an honours degree in Accountancy, is a Chartered Management Accountant and has 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Diane is also a finance governor at a local school and joined SBM in January 2012.

In addition to supporting maintained schools, Diane has worked for the central finance team of two multi-academy trusts, as well as supporting individual academies.