Before I retired I was a Building Surveyor working in local government and the ‘New Towns Commission’ which included local education. Since retirement 14 years ago I have been a school governor in the local area and have served as a school governor for past 12 years on the Governing Body at Abraham Guest High School.

In January 2012 I was pleased to accept the post of governor for Dean Trust Wigan. I currently serve as governor on the Academy Standards Committee, as Vice-Chair for the Academy Finance and Premises Committee and I am also the appointed governor with responsibility for Health and Safety within the Academy, working alongside key Academy personnel.