Name: Matthew Chapman
Profession: Business Improvement District CEO
Attended York High School: 1995 – 2000
Post-16 attended: York College
University or college? N/A
Favourite subject at school: Geography or PE
What I thought I wanted to do: Really wasn’t sure but was encouraged to ‘get a trade behind me’
What I ended up doing: Apprentice bricklayer – bricklayer – school site manager – MAT operations manager – Business Improvement District manager
How I got here: Winging it! …..or being committed, motivated, thinking outside the box and generally been passionate about what you do.
Most useful skill or character trait for my job: Communication and been a people personal
Top tip! Say yes and work out how you’ll do it later! Life is a journey not a destination.