Sean Hayes is a longstanding senior local government manager and team leader as well as being an educational researcher, data analyst and statistician. He has experience in doing research and writing research papers. Over 30 years experience in the public sector, 25 of which have been at managerial level. Sean has worked in five local authorities, the GLA, Cabinet Office and one charity. Sean has been a member of the Executive Council of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2008 to 2023 and has been Treasurer of BERA since September 2015.