William Butler is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and served as Chair of the Denbigh Governing body from 2003 until our conversion to a Single Academy Trust in 2011 and then as Chair of Trustees until the Multi Academy Trust was established in March 2017. He was a social and community worker in Northern Ireland until 1986, when he moved to Milton Keynes to work for the Development Corporation. In MKDC he led a social development team that worked with colleagues in other statutory and voluntary organisations to develop MK’s social infrastructure, including the health, education, social and other community services required to meet the needs of a growing population. A former director of the UK’s largest mental health charity, Chief Executive of a membership disability charity, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of a major voluntary sector provider of substance misuse treatment services, he is an experienced and innovative voluntary sector leader who has particular expertise in stakeholder engagement, social value analysis and change management. Currently a charity management consultant and trustee of a number of local and national charities, he has well developed senior leadership, corporate governance and risk management skills and is keen to work with all of the MAT’s stakeholders to ensure that our structure and working relationships are fit for purpose and the future. William chairs the Opportunity Committee.