I have been the Chair of Pewsey Primary School since September 2012; I was involved in taking the school to Convertor Academy status in 2014. The Headteacher there is an NLE and Pewsey Primary is a National Support School. I was designated a National Leader of Governance in January 2016 and have supported a range of chairs in a mentoring role. I have undertaken External Reviews of Governance at both Primary and Secondary schools in Wiltshire.

I have spent most of my working life in the Army and I was appointed OBE in 2006. Amongst a wide range of duties, I sat on the Owners Board for Service Children’s Education. I was also a Governor of an FE college between 2002-2006.