"I first became interested in becoming a governor when my son started school, it seemed to be the right thing to take an interest in. Forty-four years later I am still a governor, having been a governor at four schools in Eastbourne and served as Chairman of governors at Ocklynge Junior school for eight years.
I have been a governor at the former Bishop Bell School for over twenty years and am now a Foundation Governor at St Catherine’s College and in in my seventh year as Chairman of the Local Governing Board. Having two of my grandchildren at the former Bishop Bell school energised me to take further interests in the schools future.
My work in the London Fire Brigade as a Senior Officer, and in the NHS has been invaluable in leading the governing body at St Catherine’s College."