Sean Latham, director at Entrust part of Capita Local Public Services

Ten questions to help you get to know the Sean Latham, director at Entrust
1. Tell us about your role at Capita Local Government? 

I am responsible for several of Entrusts business units including Property, Outdoor Education, Music Services as well as the Joint Ventures business compliance. 

 2. What is your biggest success or proudest moment at Capita? 

I was the executive sponsor of bringing the Entrust model to market when I was working at Staffordshire County Council and whilst it has been incredibly hard work I’ve been immensely proud of helping a group of public services grow into a successful, commercially astute customer focused business.  

3. If you could describe Capita in three words, what would it be? 

Diverse, focused and dynamic 

4. What do you like most about your role? 

The fact that every day has a different focus, but to be honest I’m so lucky to work with such dedicated and passionate professionals on a daily basis it makes coming to work a pleasure. 

5. Tell us something people might not know about Capita Local Government? 
  • We specialise in designing and maintaining educational buildings undertaking 1000s of projects a year to improve the learning environment of 1000s of school children every year. 
  • This summer we hosted around 10,000 young people in our residential outdoor education centres on the National Citizen Service programme. 
  • Every year we help young people learn to play musical instruments by providing music lessons and provide access to 9500 musical instruments.
Over to you 
6. When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up? 

A pilot 

7. What do you do in your spare time? 

I’m married, 3 grown up children (all still at home) and a Labrador, so never had much spare time, but hoping as the kids become less ‘needy’ then I can start to try out all the things I’ve wanted to do – the list is very long. 

8. If you had to eat just one meal for the rest of your life what would it be? 

I like my food straightforward, you can’t go much wrong with a Sunday Roast 

9. What was the best piece of advice you ever received? 

You must make your own luck and plough your own path in life, opportunities usually have to be made and should not be expected. 

10. Tell us something people might not know about you 

When I was younger (dreaming to be a pilot) I took off, did a loop, a circuit and landed a 1950’s Chipmunk RAF trainer plane – I would like to say I was in control and I did use the controls, but the instructor was sitting behind me.  Sad to say this was the last time I flew a plane, other than going on Holiday! 

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