Aled Ballard

Chief Operating Officer

Aled Ballard is Chief Operating Officer for Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, taking on the role in January 2023. With a wealth of experience and expertise in data, IT, and infrastructure management, Aled plays an instrumental role in supporting the Trust’s mission and vision. 

Aled’s impressive career history includes serving as the Chief Technology Officer, Assistant Principal, Trust Director of Design and Senior Teacher of Design. He is a national STEM award winner and achieved the first national “Design Mark” awarded by the D&T Association for quality of education and provision of Design at Shireland Collegiate Academy. 

Aled has a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Engineering with Qualified Teacher Status from Bangor University. Currently, he is pursuing an Executive MBA at the University of Birmingham. 

Aled’s primary responsibilities involve data management, PowerBI, IT infrastructure and estates management. He believes that technology plays a pivotal role in reducing workload, improving efficiency and helping students achieve excellent progress. With a focus on harnessing the Internet of Things, Aled aims to create a smart campus that enhances the educational experience for all our students and staff. 

When he is not working, Aled loves watching Liverpool FC, developing his property business, and playing golf.