I became a co-opted governor of Gibside School in March 2021. Following a 20+ year career in finance in the private sector I wanted a new challenge and with an interest in community development I began working in the third sector. I am now the leader of a voluntary organisation. As a co-opted governor I will work to support the staff and pupils. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential and ensuring they have the best possible opportunities, providing not only quality education but a safe, secure environment for teaching staff and pupils alike.