Chair of Governors Correspondence to be addressed to: The Clerk to the Governors, Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Mount Pleasant, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 1DB
Mr D P Wallbank, BA
Vice Chair of Governors Mrs K A Miller, BSc, ACA

Mr D P Wallbank - Chair of Governors, Governor with responsibility for Child Protection (Safeguarding)

David is a former pupil of the School, and has a daughter in the Sixth Form. He is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury and was a West Midlands Police Officer for thirty years holding the position of Detective Inspector.
For eight years he specialised in child protection and safeguarding work and was vice-chair of NE Forum of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board.
David now works in education at an academy in Stoke-on-Trent, where his role involves the welfare, attainment, behaviour, attendance and safeguarding of the children.

Mrs K A Miller - Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Business Committee

Kath is a former pupil of the Orme Girls’ School, a past president of the Old Girls’ Society, current President of the Castilians, and the parent of three former pupils. She graduated from UMIST with a degree in Mathematics and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.
Kath has recently retired from PM Training, Project Management (Staffordshire) as Head of Contracts after 35 years with the Company. PM Training delivers work based learning to candidates aged from 14 in a wide range of vocational skills.

Miss L Clews - Governor

Lorraine qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 1980 and as a Registered Midwife in 1982, at the Royal Stoke Hospital, UHNM NHS Trust.
She has extensive knowledge and experience of working in the NHS both as a nurse and a midwife, including oncology, intensive care, aeromedical repatriation, operating theatres, labour ward, ante-natal and post-natal wards, contraception and sexual health, and also in the community. 
Lorraine successfully completed her MA in Medical Ethics at Keele University in 1997. 
In 1999-2001 Lorraine was a Project Manager; Recruitment, Retention, Return to Practice, West Midlands North, Workforce Development Confederation, Department of Health, working across the seven NHS Trusts in Staffordshire, Keele and Staffordshire Universities. She was a member of the Department of Health Regional Board Committee.
Since 2002, she has and continues to work at Keele University, School of Medicine as a Communications and Clinical Skills Teacher. She interviews applicants to the medical school, is a professional development tutor and examiner in the OSCE examinations. Lorraine was awarded Keele Clinical Teacher of the Year 2018-2019 nominated by Keele University Medical Students. 
She completed her PGCME in 2005 at Keele University. 
She continues to be employed by the UHNM and works one day a week clinically. She is a member of the UHNM ethics committee. 

Dr S Edmends - Chair of Employment and Compliance Committee - Link Governor SEN

Shireen qualified in Medicine from London University in 1987, and was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Stoke in 1997.
She has an interest in medical education and has held many posts in this area; including most recently, Associate Medical Director for Postgraduate Education at the University Hospital of North Midlands. She is the Head of the Postgraduate School of Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the West Midlands.
Both her son and daughter were former pupils of the school.

Mr R Foster - Employment and Compliance Committee

Robin is originally from Norfolk, where he worked as a Community Sports Coach for Tennis and later on took on the management of the Community Sports Centre at a local Sports College.
He started in Pastoral Care as a Year Office Deputy, then moved to a House Leader, when in January 2015, was seconded onto the Senior Leadership Team at a Sports College in Derby before undertaking a role as Assistant Vice Principal at an Alternative Provision Free School; A school for both permanently excluded and students at risk of permanent exclusion. 
Robin now works in education at an academy in Stoke-on-Trent, where his role involves the welfare, attainment, behaviour, attendance and safeguarding of the children. In addition, he manages the Duke of Edinburgh programme for the United Endeavour Trust.

Mrs J A Grant - Employment and Compliance Committee

Julie, born and bred from Stoke-on-Trent, graduated from Birmingham University and went on to have a career in Marketing working for various UK businesses including Allied Domecq, Pizza Hut and Britannia Building Society.
She founded her own marketing services company - Plinkfizz - from which she retired in 2011. She now works as a freelance marketing consultant.
Julie is married to Lionel and they have a daughter who is a former pupil.

Mr I G MacDonald - Business Committee - Link Governor Junior School

Iain qualified as a Scottish solicitor, working in private practice for 5 years before moving to London where he worked in corporate legal and senior management roles for more than 10 years prior to moving to what is now General Electric (GE) in Stafford. At GE, he has held a number of senior management roles, advising on general commercial and legal issues, both in UK and in Northern Europe.
He is a law graduate of the University of Aberdeen, has an MBA from Kingston Business School and is a qualified as a lawyer in both Scotland and England.
He is married and has two sons in the Senior School.

Mr D Holland - Business Committee

David is a Classics graduate from St. John’s College, Cambridge, and is Headmaster of Hill House School, Doncaster. He is a member of the Society of Heads, and sits on both the Society’s Main Committee and its Futures Committee, which briefs the Society and the Independent Schools’ Council on forthcoming educational change and challenge.
David also serves as an ISI Inspector, and is a member of the board of a Multi Academy Trust which currently constitutes 6 primary schools in South Yorkshire.
David is a firm believer in, and advocate of, the importance of a high quality all-round education, and the necessity for excellent relationships between independent schools and the wider community.

Mr A J McGowan - Employment and Compliance Committee - Link Governor Health and Safety

Andy is a Senior Managing Director and COO for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology Operating Group. Andy joined after graduation and is now globally responsible for CMT’s New Business Approval, Client Delivery, QA, Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing, I&D and Operating Income performance. Andy is a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (global organisation for young CEOs and Entrepreneurs) and a patron of the London Science Museum and Royal Television Society.
Andy studied Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University graduating with 1st Class Honours and awarded the Watt Club Medal for Outstanding Merit and Distinction.
Andy is married to Jo and has a son and a daughter both of whom study at the School.

Mr G E Neyt - Business Committee

Graham is the Managing Director of a legal business based in Manchester and London which services the insurance businesses of, and is ultimately owned by, Markel Corp. He also sits on the UK national markets executive of Markel International Insurance company.
He was previously managing partner of a Staffordshire law firm and practiced as a solicitor in the area for 28 years specialising in commercial litigation.
Graham is married and has a son at the Senior School.

Ms F Tordoff - Employment and Compliance Committee

Fiona is a former pupil of the Orme Girls' School and parent to a current Senior School pupil. She graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Political Science and went on to qualify as a Fellow of the CIPD working in the private sector. She holds a Masters in Social Science from the University of Birmingham and the Institute of Directors Diploma.
She is CEO of the Institution of Railway Operators, a membership organisation and also a Member of the Cheadle Academy Trust.

Mr M R Warren - Business Committee

Matthew is a design lead for a leading global development and construction business that is focussed on delivering cultural and residential regeneration in central London.
Following the successful completion of a Masters degree in Architecture, Matthew, along with two partners were awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative & Cultural Practice 2013, which has led to the establishment of their own design practice exploring the links between professional practice and education.
Matthew is also a keen advocate of North Staffordshire and has previously held roles with the Staffordshire Society of Architects and the North Staffordshire RIBA.