Toby Best is responsible for the effective and efficient use of resources within the Faculty of Education. This includes financial management, responsibility for the Teaching Agency funding contract and the provision of support for partnership, research and enterprise activities, technical services and executive support.

Prior to his appointment to his current role, Toby was Head of Faculty Administration within the Faculty of Education at St Martin's College. Previously he worked at the University of the Creative Arts and its predecessor institutions. He lives with his family in the South Lakes.