Steve Lake

Foundation Governor

Steve is an Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in Finance & Business roles. For the last 20 years, he worked for a global Higher Education publisher, most recently as Head of Accounting and Business Services. He has managed teams within the UK and overseas and, in recent years, worked closely with the HR team on Pay and Benefits. Steve took early retirement at Christmas 2019.

Steve is married to Cinty, who has taught at both St Anne’s and St Bede’s schools. They have 5 children who have all been through Catholic Education in Basingstoke and 2 grandchildren, one of whom attends St Bede’s. Steve was a Parent Governor of St Anne’s in the late 1990’s.

Steve loves music and runs the Cecilia Sound Youth Band, based out of St Joseph’s church. During Covid, he’s been helping record music for, as well as run, the live streamed Masses at St Joseph’s. He’s also played in various local ‘pub and club’ over the years.

Steve strongly believes in the importance of the Catholic ethos which is at the core of our schools. Steve believes that education is about helping our young people to reach their full potential, not just academically, but spiritually, socially and emotionally and that we should strive to prepare our children to play full and active roles in society and to recognise and foster the good in others.