Laura Simmonds

Name: Laura Simmonds

Type of governor:  Ordinary Governor and Member

Date first appointed:  December 2017

Committees/Special responsibility: People and External Relations, Finance and Resources.

Background (employment, experience etc): Currently working at Intercontinental Hotel Group as Cost Efficiency and Continuous Improvement Director.  A skilled professional with extensive programme leadership, business transformation and change management experience plus a wealth of experience in leading and implementing strategic initiatives, projects and change programmes across global and complex organisations.

Why became a governor:  I was motivated to be a Governor because I feel I can use my skills and experience to benefit the school and pupils, and am enthused to be involved with the development of young people as they are our future. I firmly believe that it is important to provide pupils with a safe, positive and successful environment in which they can thrive.