I became a governor of the College in 2011 and was Chair between early 2017 and July 2022.
Both of my daughters attended the College and my father was at Wyggeston in the 1940s.
As well as a life-long interest in education and learning, I have strong director experience in the public, private and third sectors. My executive career culminated in a role on the Executive Committee of a FTSE100 bank. I now spend my working time on non-executive director and voluntary roles, mostly supporting the local community and economy. I was Deputy Chair of the East Midlands Ambulance Service for 10 years until 2021 and was on the Audit Committee of the University of Leicester. I am a non-executive director of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and of some small businesses. I am also Chair of the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation, which supports charity and voluntary groups in the area. I am Secretary of Welland Valley Cycling Club and a board member of the Foxes Trust (the Supporters Trust for Leicester City Football Club).
My career has included working for H M Treasury, the Inland Revenue, and a small management consultancy. I was Head of Strategic Planning and then Director of Corporate Communications at Alliance & Leicester plc.