I have been a civil servant since 1977 and have undertaken many different roles in various government departments. I have managed a number of projects and I use this knowledge to keep track of all up to date information that a school governor needs to be aware of. I have been on a number of different committees over time and the constant is the personnel committee where I use the experience I have developed at work in interviewing and my knowledge of HR issues to help recruit personnel into the school.
I am married with one daughter who also attended Shotton Hall School. I have lots of community based involvement in my hobbies and I currently manage the Social Justice Centre of Excellence. I am also a Sunderland season ticket holder so life is always challenging and never boring.