I joined the Bishops Down governing body as a co-opted Governor in January 2017. I now live in Paddock Wood but was educated in Tunbridge Wells, attending the Boys’ Grammar School.
I am a Chartered Accountant with 34 years of experience in professional practice, including 17 years as a partner in a national accountancy practice providing business advice, audit assurance and accountancy services to a broad range of clients. I retired as a partner in 2014 to focus on undertaking voluntary roles in my local community and have served as a governor of a large secondary Academy and as a member of the resources committee of a Kent-based Multi Academy Trust comprising one SEN, six secondary and seven primary Academies.
With my financial background and experience working with other schools, my aim is to help the governing body support the leadership team and teaching staff of Bishops Down achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils, whilst at the same time maintaining proper financial discipline and achieving best value for money in all areas of expenditure.
I sit on the Resources committee and the committee overseeing Pay and Personnel.