What do you enjoy about being a governor of Sidcot?
I most enjoy contributing to the continuing success of the School and supporting its mission of providing excellence in inspirational education. Sidcot is a unique institution and I feel very fortunate to be a member of the school’s community.
What do you do in everyday life?
I am a semi-retired international banker who recently left the finance industry after a 30+ years career. I am now eager to apply my experience through Board Roles for both charitable and for-profit organisations.
What’s most important to you about being a governor?
To support as a Governor the Vision and Values of Sidcot and to apply my professional and personal experiences to the benefit of the School.
What are you curious about?
I am most curious about the future. I am inherently an optimist so, while recognising the challenges ahead for all of us, I am hopeful that solutions are possible and encouraged by the spirit of our young people.
What surprises you about Sidcot?
I am pleasantly surprised how effectively the School has integrated Quaker values into all aspects of school life and the very positive impact of these values on the student community.
Do you think you would enjoy being a student at Sidcot?
What does Quakerism mean to you?
Quakerism means living and reflecting in your daily actions the Quaker values of personal integrity, community, mutual respect, peace, simplicity and environmental awareness/sustainability.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
Don’t take yourself too seriously but take your work very seriously.
If you had one word to sum up Sidcot, what would it be?