Date of appointment: 1/1/2016

Term of office: 4 years

Appointed by: appointed by GB/board

I have worked in the Higher Education sector for over 20 years and currently run a University Department. It's a very busy job, but is also very rewarding helping to ensure that both the research undertaken by the university is of excellent quality, and that we provide the best possible education and experience for our students. My job requires me to listen carefully, understand complex issues, work with a wide range of people and to get things done - all of which I hope will be useful for the governing body and school community.

Outside of work, I have two boys who both go to Longshaw and seem to really enjoy their school day (and school dinner!). Whilst I am a community rather than parent governor, the fact that my sons attend Longshaw gives me a great insight into the school.
Steve is the Link governor for Standards.