Harrogate’s Ashville College has appointed a new bursar to join its senior management team, who joins from one of the world’s best-known accountancy firms.
Helen Aindow – currently chief of staff (assistant director) at Deloitte – will take up the position at the leading independent school in early July.
A chartered account and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Mrs Aindow has worked for Deloitte since September 2011, where she began her accountancy career auditing companies ranging from owner managed enterprises to FTSE250 listed.
In March 2013, she moved within the business to Transaction Services in a bid to develop her skills and was promoted to manager. She held this position for three years before becoming chief of staff across the UK, reporting directly to the head of the business and working directly with CEOs, COOs, finance directors and HR directors.
Jamie Search, Ashville College’s chair of Governors, said: “We are delighted that Helen will become our new bursar.
“Helen brings with her a wealth of experience. This ranges from leading financial teams both internal and external, to the implementation of internal communications strategies.”
Helen Aindow said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Ashville. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden my horizons outside the world of professional services. Ashville will offer me new challenges, where I can make full use of my skills.”
Ashville Headmaster Richard Marshall said: “I am very much looking forward to Helen joining the senior team. Her skills and experience speak for themselves. We are lucky to have attracted such a strong candidate.
“In addition to her bursarial role, I have no doubt that Helen will be an aspirational role model for our pupils, in particular our girls, and she is keen to assist in creating opportunities for our pupils to learn valuable life skills with regards to finance.”