I’ve been a Governor since February 2021, starting my journey with Chapel Allerton Primary School during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since restrictions have lifted it has been great to spend time in the school and meet pupils and teachers alike, and learn more about what life is really like a CAPS.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I’ve now lived in Leeds for 8 years. I currently work as Head of Safer Gambling Operations for Sky Betting and Gaming, responsible for leading the teams who interact and protect our customers who are identified as at risk of gambling related harm. My previous professional roles have been in Human Resources, supporting business leaders to form their people strategies - from recruitment and budgeting, to staff engagement and team performance. As a governor I am particularly interested in the Leadership and Management sub-committee, where I feel I can bring my skills from the working world to my role as school governor.
Having grown up with both of my parents as teachers, I’ve always felt close to education and valued the importance that the school environment plays in developing young people ready to succeed in the world we live in today. As I don’t working in education myself, being able to volunteer as a governor allows me to contribute to this extremely important sector, while also allowing me to feel connected with the local communities in Leeds.
18/05/2021 - 17/05/2025
Committees and Areas of Responsibility:
Leadership & Management
SDP: More Able
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