I was brought up on a farm on the outskirts of Sheffield where I lived until I moved to Leeds 20 years ago. I have been in the construction industry for those 20 years as a Quantity Surveyor and am currently a Commercial Manager, managing a £35m capital budget for Northern Gas Networks.
I live in Rothwell with my wife Kate and son Danny.
What brought you to Greenmount:
I wanted to give something back to the community and firmly believe my career experience has given me the tools to effectively manage both budgets, processes and people. I applied through a government programme and Greenmount invited me to come and have a look – I loved the kids, the teachers and the atmosphere and wanted to be part of it and making it a better place for kids to learn. Selfishly, I have a son who was about to enter the education establishment – so wanted a head start if you like into what is involved in the running of a school.
What you like about being a Governor:
I love the fact that I can make a difference. I wasn’t a high achiever at school and left with no qualifications – but had a day of reckoning and now have a degree and hold down a very demanding and fulfilling job – I believe I left school in that manner because nobody had faith in me – I want to be part of something that DOES put faith in the pupils and does maximise their potential.