I have recently retired from full-time mathematics teaching in a secondary school, although continue to tutor pupils who need extra help on a one-to-one basis. During my teaching career, I was also responsible for the pastoral care of groups of pupils, and for helping out with sporting and outdoor activities, such as DofE expeditions.
Prior to my time in education, I spent 25 years in business, mainly in the IT and Telecoms sector. During this business career, I ran many teams and committees, was a member of various management teams and boards, and had experience of the whole range of organisational functions, including marketing, commercial and contracts, finance, HR, projects & IT.
My wife and I have lived in the Oxfordshire area for the past 30+ years, and seen our two children - daughter (27) and son (20) - grow up there. I spent several years as a Parent Governor for the local primary school which our children attended, during a particularly challenging time in the school’s evolution.
With my recent teaching experience and previous term as a school Governor, I am looking forward to offering my services to the Faringdon Academy of Schools. As a Faringdon resident, I am also keen to contribute to, and become integrated into, the local community.
Attendance at Full Board Meetings 2015/16: 2/2
Attendance at Full Board Meetings 2016/17: 7/7
Term of Office: 4th March 2016-3rd March 2020 (4 years)
Membership Type: Appointed by Member, Community