I am an experienced finance professional having worked in banking for nearly 30 years, 20 of which having been in managerial roles across commercial and corporate banking for the RBS Group in different geographies. I am currently employed by Handelsbanken in Sheffield as a Corporate Banking Manager. As a Commercial Banking Manager for nearly 20 years I believe I can bring a financial and commercially savvy perspective to matters which will dovetail alongside the more academic based skills held by other board members. In addition, I have been involved in strategic objective setting and monitoring within the businesses I have worked and this should further add value to my input here.
As a father of two school age children I am passionate that both they and their peers benefit from a well-rounded and balanced education system incorporating an amalgam of academic attainment, "life skills" and physical education and I look forward to bringing personal experience to the Trust and also using new experiences from this environment to help my children and their peers locally.
Hobbies/interests are predominantly sporting - I am an avid Huddersfield Town supporter along with my son, help to coach his football team, play cricket and golf myself and also enjoy following my daughter's dance career development.
As a final aside, I also am keen to learn the good, the bad and the indifferent which exists within a different geography to education provided to my own children - a fresh and different perspective is often useful.