Outside of work
I have been a governor at Southwold primary & Nursery school since April 2014 and Chair since September 2014. We joined The White Horse Federation in April 2016 and I became chair of the chairs group in July 2017. As well as being chair I am the link governor for Early Years Foundation Stage.
My background is that I spent 35 years working in Commercial Banking for a major high street bank and have had extensive leadership and management experience as well as an understanding of how business`s work both financially and non-financially. I have always had an interest in education, in part because my wife works in a school and my brother and his wife are teachers but also because having children means you take a more active interest anyway.
I have been involved over the years with young enterprise, helping 6th form students with business studies, giving talks to local schools, tours of the bank branch and allowing students to undertake work experience at my place of work.