I am a qualified Chartered Accountant working in the media for over 20 years initially in accounting and production management, then for 10 years at Board level overseeing Finance, HR, Legal, Health & Safety, IT, Facilities and Operations. I have set up a consultancy specialising in troubleshooting struggling organisations and facilitating growth. More recently my social conscience has kicked in and I have taken a Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care, become a Trustee of a neonatal baby charity and my day job is now as Head of Finance and Operations and Safeguarding Lead for a child refugee charity. I have grass roots and continued involvement in the PTA and Parent Forum at Fairlawn; both groups are committed to enriching children’s education and relations between parents and teachers. In my capacity as Link Governor for Community Engagement and Communications I hope to explore those relationships and goals further with both Haseltine and Fairlawn. I understand my role of governor is to to supportively challenge the Federation’s Management team to ensure they are the best they can be.