About Our Governors
I have lived in the Horsham area for the past 26 years and have 3 grown-up children. My background is in nursery and primary teaching as well as sports coaching. I am currently employed by Horsham District Council as the project co-ordinator for their Aiming High for Disabled Children project.
Through my work I have become closely linked to QEII and it is a real pleasure to become a governor of such a truly amazing school. My particular responsibility is to Willows class as well as supporting the Rebound Therapy project within the school.
I was born and have always live in Horsham. I have worked within the NHS for 34 years. Initially I trained to be a general nurse then moved into Learining Disabilities in 1980. I assisted in the closure of the Forest Hospital and supported a group of adults to live in their own home in Crawley returning for many years to support them with an annual holiday both in England and abroad. In 1989 I moved to Holly Lodge where we provided overnight respite for children with a range of disabilities.
I have a wide range of interests including travel, reading and outdoor pursuits.
My youngest daughter, Kitty, started at QEII School in 2015 and I have been impressed with the warmth and nurturing spirit witnessed on every visit. I work as a Business Consultant in the IT Services sector serving clients in a government department. I welcome the opportunity to apply over 20 years’ business experience to the work of the board of governors, helping the school to continue its outstanding support for its students. I look forward to building closer links to Limes class and taking a particular interest in the finance responsibilities of the board. I am married to Liz, a local Zumba instructor and have 2 young daughters. I am a keen endurance runner and fan of family adventures in our Campervan.
I have been in teaching for 40 years and am currently Head of Health and Social Care/Food and Nutrition at Collyer's Sixth Form College. I also run the Adult Education teacher training programme at Collyers