Welcome to the Association of BAME Business Leaders in Education. We were formed in May 2020 to address the low representation of BAME professionals in School Business Leadership. The network is a space for SBPs of all ethnicities to support and encourage our aims.


ABBLed aims to promote diversity within the profession of school business leadership. Our focus is to develop a network of professionals, of all ethnicities, to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic School Business Leaders and encourage new entrants into the profession.

As a network we hope to raise the visibility of BAME SBLs and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and broaden their network.


~ To create a network of existing and aspiring School Business Professionals who work together to raise the profile of BAME SBPs

~ To provide a voice for BAME School Business Professionals

~ To work to achieve equality of access to CPD and the profession in general 

~ To increase the representation of BAME business leaders on school SLTs nationally to reflect the communities they serve.

Who we are

Cheryl Campbell

CEO & Founder

Cheryl became a School Business Leader in 2015 after a 14 year career in Local Government. Following stints in two primary schools, Cheryl moved to her current role as School Business, Finance and Operations Director at a large secondary school in 2019. Having the experience of always being the only black person on the leadership team played an instrumental part in the idea to launch a network of BAME School Business Professionals.

Email me: info@abbled.org

Kemi Arogundade


At ABBLed Kemi leads as Chief Operating Officer (COO), focusing on maximising the network’s capabilities, operations and service to all members. She lends her range of skills and experience gained during her 8-year career in Higher Education Finance, where she worked as a Finance Operations Manager at Kingston University and Deputy Head of Income at Birkbeck College, before moving on to her current role as School Business Manager at a LA maintained primary school in 2016. Kemi is also the Finance and Resources portfolio Governor at a co-educational special school for children and young people aged 2 to 19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

“I am delighted to be a part of the ABBLed journey and contribute towards its commitment to promoting diversity in the school business leadership profession.”

Email me: info@abbled.org

Leticia Briscoe


Leticia has an impassioned, technical mind continually looking for ways in which to automate processes and maximise the utilisation of staff time and resources. With a love of all technology ranging from the Amstrad and Commodore 64 right up to Virtual Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Leticia is adept at using her IT skills and knowledge to provide viable solutions. With experience ranging from managing 1st line support staff for a national company to high-value tenders and building an infrastructure for a growing company from the ground up, Leticia is taking all of our technical aspects into hand.

Email me: info@abbled.org

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