I joined the governing body for Northfleet School for Girls in 2009, when my daughter joined the school in Year 7. Before taking on this role I had previously been a part of the governing body for Wrotham Road Primary School in Gravesend, where two of my daughters began their education.

Having lived in Gravesend the majority of my life and I am also currently raising my own family here, the education and welfare system has always been the main priority for myself and my wife, as we want to provide the best for our children. This is why I decided to act as a parent governor as I wanted to ensure that schools were providing outstanding qualities our children deserves.

Since the appointment of the new Headmaster in 2014, I can proudly say that I have seen a much anticipated improvement in the school, from empowering, inspiring and building the confidence of their pupils. As both a parent and a critical friend of the school, I am proud to be a part of such a progressive community whose framework is based on delivering the best results to the people most important to us, our students, as well as setting directions to promote effective changes in all the members of our community and engaging people to help build partnerships between the students, parent and teachers.

Outside of the governing body I currently have 18 years of experience in the gas industry, acting as a Senior Commercial Operator, managing and operating a physical bi-directional gas pipeline that provides commercial and physical gas transport services between the United Kingdom and continental Europe.