Chair of SSB
In common with all parents, I believe that all children have a right to high quality education regardless of status or background and that this is immeasurably assisted by having parent representatives on the Governing body. I have been fortunate to participate closely in my children's schooling, as my son Jamie is at the school. I served as Chair of the PTFA in the school's inaugural year and Secretary in the second year.
Previously I have been:
- PTA Co-chair at my children's primary school in the UK
- Governor of their school in Malaysia, which catered for Malay, Indian and Chinese pupils
- PTA committee member at their secondary school
I attended state grammer school and studied Engineering Sciences at Oxford. In my career I have been Director of an international engineering consultancy for 20 years, Managing Director for 10 years, working in East and West Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, China and Hong Kong. From this I believe I have a broad understanding of various community issues as well as good understanding of collective decision making. Now retired, I have both the time and energy to commit to the role of Chair of Governors.