Prior to my early retirement in December 2015 I was a director of John Moores (Bristol) Ltd, a SME owned by Systems Group UK Ltd, a mechanical services provider supplying all types of pipe work, steel fabrications and commercial boiler installation, maintenance and repair to a wide range of organisations including MoD, Food processors, Industrial manufacturers, Health Services, Local Authorities and many leading consultancy groups. My primary role was managing the Bristol operation requiring me to work with clients from project conception to completion whilst ensuring the business operated in a safe, legal and financially prudent way. Before commencing work at John Moores in 2002 I was the Facilities Manager a Westlands in Weston-super-Mare for 15 years before the site was closed. In that role I was responsible for site facilities and services, site capital development, site maintenance, transport, energy management, site security, HSE, site fire service and staff security approvals for the MoD including establishing associate budgets and cost control.
I am a self-motivated person with more than 30 years management experience in facilities and project management and bring to the table my experience and expertise in financial planning and control, health, safety and environmental risk management, problem solving skills and man management skills.
I applied to and was elected as a Parent Governor at Priory in November 2000 I when my son started at the school. I served to 4 year terms as a Parent Governor and have since remained as a Co-opted Governor. I currently chair the Business and Site, and the Learning sub-committees and also Chair the meetings of the Priory Enterprise Ltd and carry out the duties of the Responsible Officer as required under the rules and regulations in place for an Academy. Until August 2016 I was a Director of PCSA until it was absorbed into the PLT MAT. I remain a Director of Priory Enterprise Ltd.
I became a Governor so that I could be more involved with the decisions that would affect the education my son received. At the time Priory was one of the poorer performing schools in the area and I believed the best way to change things was from the inside. With the dedication of the Staff supported by the Governing body Priory is now an OFSTED Outstanding school and one of the best performing schools not only in the local area but nationally, a trend that we wish to maintain. I continue to offer my support to the school not only as a Councillor (Governor) but as a Trustee of the MAT and a critical friend of the schools within the MAT as it develops.
I enjoy working with highly motivated, professional and passionate people employed by the Trust and with other Councillors and Trustees who will help manage the development of the MAT into the future to provide local children with the best education we can provide. It is also my way of contributing to society and the local community where I live.