I joined the Governing body in February 2014. I am a Solicitor working in Ipswich but have lived in Bury St Edmunds almost continuously since 1978. Although I did not go to Guildhall several members of my family and a lot of my friends did so. Consequently I have links with the school, which go back over many years. Currently both of my sons are pupils at the school. I do not have any special educational interests as a Governor but felt that at a time of change for the school my professional skills and training may help the school and staff to meet the challenges ahead.