I have been a Local Authority approved Governor at Balgowan (and Alexandra Infants) since May 2007 and Community Governor from 2011. I have lived in Beckenham for over 20 years.
A mathematics graduate from Nottingham University in 1978, I have worked in the private sector from 1978-1993 in various roles including trainee chartered accountant, finance manager and assistant company secretary, and pay and benefits research consultant. In 1993 I joined the London Borough of Lewisham and worked there until 2005, the last six years as Assistant Director of Corporate Finance. This last role gave me experience in strategic financial planning for the Council as a whole including schools’ budgets as well as asset management planning.
The skills I bring are mainly in the finance field but I have good awareness of premises related issues, health and safety and contracts.