First Elected/ Appointed: 2021
About: I have a son in Year 3 at King Alfred and he has been at the school since Reception.
I am currently a construction lawyer working in house as Legal Director for a major construction company. My work entails construction contracts and disputes internationally as well as contract law, governance, ethics and compliance and insurance.
My son has had a very positive experience at King Alfred from the start. I feel I have not been as involved with the school as I would like due to pressure of being a single parent and holding down a demanding full time job. Now that my son is a little older, I decided to stand for Council in order to rectify that, and because it is important to me to be involved with how the school is run.
As a matter of personal development, I am keen to understand how the Council and school interact. In addition I am genuinely interested and helping to shape the school’s future. My work as a lawyer gives me a number of skills will be valuable to the Council – problem solving, inquiring mind and ability to digest information and come up with a sensible point of view.