Meet The Governors
Chair of Local Governing Body
I am a retired research manager having worked at university, own start up company and in a multinational. I have been involved in a variety of plant-based projects including conservation of crop plants, aging and the modification of plant products using genetic modification.
I have lived in Wellingborough for over 30 years and am the father of two daughters and a son.
I started to be a governor of the shadow special schools body before the creation of Friars and Rowan Gate schools in the town and therefore have been on the governing body from the start of the school. Currently I am vice chair and hold the same position on the Wrenn governing body, where I have served for more than 20 years.
I have been a Borough councilor and have been an advisor at Nene Valley Citizens Advice for the past 10 years, specializing in employment, benefits and relationship problems.
I am particularly interested in safeguarding of students and personnel issues at schools.
I am married with two grown up children and two young grand-daughters. I have lived in Northamptonshire for over 30 years, having moved from Leicestershire. I have taught French in several schools in East Northants and retired from Wollaston School around 4 years ago.
I have continued to take an interest in educational matters and welcomed the opportunity to join the governing body of the newly established Friars Academy.