I am a retired Principal and Chief Executive of Matthew Boulton College of Further and Higher Education. During this period I was elected National President of the Association of Principals of Colleges and served on a wide variety of National and Regional Committees. I am currently the East Midlands representative on the National Council of the British Association of Friends of Museums, and Chair of Newark & Sherwood Community and Voluntary Services. I also serve as a school governor at primary academy and secondary levels and am a member of the Nottinghamshire CC Schools Forum. I am an experienced governor and leader and have successfully contributed across all education phases.