My name is Chris J Verbiest. I was approached to be a member of the NSFG Governing Body as a parent governor. My child joined the school in September 2018 and has excelled in confidence and abilities and feels comfortable, happy, and accepted. Before this appointment I was governor at their local primary school for 3 years and then moved to a director when it became an academy.

I have run my own company in IT since 1998 and strongly believe although education is important, I employ staff through their attitude to work, being open minded and their individual unique skillsets. 

I also run a business meeting group with over 90 members which brings together companies of different areas of expertise and fuels my values of supporting and helping businesses grow.

I like to feel my level-headed and pragmatic attitude will be a benefit to the governing board as I see problems as a challenge and will work a way to find a solution that is beneficial to those involved.

My hobbies are training and walking my German Shepherd, gardening at my allotment and model aircraft flying.