Appointed: Nominated by St. Catherine &
St Paul’s Church PCC. Appointed
by the Diocese of St. Albans Education
Term of Office: 07.12.2019 – 06.12.2023
Committee representation: Resource Committee
Position of responsibility: · Link governor for Geography
Business interests: None
Interests in other educational settings: None
I have lived in Hoddesdon with my wife Hilary since 1975.
I retired as Chief Aerodynamicist at BAe Farnborough in 2011, but I still work part-time as Chief Aerodynamicist for a small Company providing consultancy services to the Aerospace industry.
I have a married daughter who lives in Sheffield and works as an Oncology Registrar at St James Hospital, Leeds. My son works as a Research Fellow in Material Science at Leeds University.
I have been a member of St Catherine’s and St Paul's Church since 1976, and currently I am Treasurer and just coming to the end of my second stint as Churchwarden.
I am currently starting my second term as a PCC appointed Foundation Governor and I am very keen that the links between School and Church should be developed further.
My wife was a Primary School teacher for 20 years and gets very upset when Primary School teachers are regarded as ‘second class citizens’ in the teaching world. She considers Primary School teaching to be far more difficult than Secondary School teaching and I agree with her.
My interests include amateur dramatics, theatre and concert going, Rotary (Secretary of Hoddesdon Rotary Club), reader for Lea Valley Talking Newspapers and compiling quizzes.