Why did you become a Governor?
I think Education is hugely important, so I wanted to use the skills I have developed in my career in finance, in management consultancy and as a senior civil servant, to support the team at Edward Pauling.
What do you do when you are not being a Governor?
I chair a cancer charity set up in the name of a close friend. I play a lot of tennis, and have instilled a love of the game in my two daughters, who are now far better players than I am! I also enjoy bridge, the theatre, art galleries, reading and socialising with frineds, and travel as much as I can. My husband and I are sponsoring two children through secondary school in Kenya, at a wildlife and community project we visited four years ago. We exchange letters with the students and love to hear about how they are progressing.
What have you or the Governors done in the past year which has made you proud?
With the leadership team, we went through the school's budget with a fine tooth comb to make sure the school's resources are spent wisely for the pupils, and to make sure we could afford the new kitchen. It was great to see the children enjoying the benefits of the kitchen when I last visited the school.
How would you describe Edward Pauling School in three words?
A wonderful school.