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Mr Alan Hayes, JP, MA, BSc, MRSC, FICPEM
Alan is a local Magistrate/Justice of the Peace and private sector regulator and was previously a senior police officer. He is currently an Adjudicator for the CILEx Compensation Fund, Chair of Trustees of a local charity, Training Officer for the local Air Cadets Squadron and Area Manager for St John Ambulance. Alan has significant strategic management experience in the public, private & voluntary sectors and has had previous experience as Head of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs and has been Director of Human Resources. Alan has been a School Governor since 2012, including Lead for Finance & Personnel; Equality & Diversity.
Mrs Georgina Holloway
Georgina Holloway is semi-retired. She was previously a School Governor and Non-Executive Director for the Norfolk & Norwich Healthcare NHS Trust. Most recently Georgina has undertaken the role of Non-Executive Director for the King’s Lynn & Wisbech Hospitals NHS Trust. Georgina is a Chair of Trustees and Trustee of a number of Norfolk Charities and is involved in various local civic and youth organisations. She is the County President for St John Ambulance and formerly the High Sheriff of Norfolk (2011).
Mr Alex Robinson MA, MBA
Alex Robinson is a director and co-founder of Ortoo Technologies Ltd which launched GovernorHub.com for UK schools in 2013. Previously he has held the positions of a non-executive director for Norfolk NHS Community Health and Care Trust; CEO of the UK National Skills Academy for IT and European Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Transformation Director at Aviva plc. In addition, Alex holds various voluntary positions including School Governor in Norfolk.
Mr Andy Walder, BA (Hons), Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Prior to his recent retirement, Andy Walder held the position of Executive Director of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). He has previous experience as a Marketing & Development Director/Consultant in a number of private sector organisations. Andy is a qualified Cricket Coach.
Mrs Dorothy Pulsford-Harris, LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)
Dorothy is a qualified Barrister who has practised in all the courts in England and Wales for the past 40 years including Tribunals. Although retired at the end of 2012 Dorothy still advises when required from time to time Qualified Mediator and Member of the Professional Mediators Association. Dorothy has been a Generalist Adviser with Citizens Advice Bureau for 3 years specialising in dealing with local authorities, DSS, bailiffs, housing difficulties and general welfare benefit difficulties.
Despite being retired, she continues to apply the standards of professionalism required by the legal profession, that of the Bar Council and the Standards Board of England and Wales which moderates the legal profession as it relates to barristers. This includes the keeping of confidential information.
Dorothy has worked with a number of voluntary organisations over the years in various capacities including chairing and a director: Victim Support, Norfolk, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Victim Support, Swaffham Rotary Club (2010-2011), Rotary District 1080 2015/16. (Rotary in East Anglia), North Wootton Parish Council and councillor, West Norfolk Carers, District 1080 Charitable Trust, Rotary International Constitutions Committee, Safeguarding Officer for Rotary District 1080 (Rotary in East Anglia).
Dorothy is also a qualified chef having been classically trained many years ago and worked in several restaurant kitchens under many well-known chefs.
Lisa Cook, BEd (Hons), NQPH
Lisa Cook is a qualified teacher and has worked in several Norfolk schools since 1994. She has sixteen years of leadership experience as the headteacher of four primary schools. Lisa has two years of experience working as a local authority School Improvement Partner in three Norfolk Schools. Her subject specialism is biological sciences. She has particular expertise in leading underperforming schools and those in challenging circumstances
Mr Billy Mollison
Billy is an influential, strategically focused business leader who operates at Board level to design and deliver strategic visions and business objectives. He has extensive experience of advising at Board and CEO level on corporate governance, organisational structures, risk management, compliance, and internal audit across Banking, Finance and Public Sectors in the UK and overseas.
Billy currently has his own business, providing advice on all aspects of starting and operating a company.
He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services including roles as an Advisor in a financial regulator and Head of Function roles in banks. He also served as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of an investment bank, plus an NED role in a property development company.
Mr Karl Jermyn, Chair of the Board of Directors and Finance Director
Karl Jermyn is a qualified Chartered Accountant (1997) with previous experience as a Senior Accountant, Finance Director and later Managing Director of a private sector organisation in Great Yarmouth with turnover of £30m and 150 staff. Karl is Chairman of Great Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Trustees of a Norfolk Charity.
Sophie is a social housing professional who has worked in the sector for almost 20 years. She has recently been made the Director of Housing at Freebridge Community Housing and has overall management responsibility of the Income, Tenancy, Lettings, Placeshaping, Customer Service and Support teams within the organisation.
As part of the initial team that led the successful transfer of homes from the Borough Council to the newly established Freebridge Community Housing, Sophie has been with the organisation from the very beginning, helping to develop and implement the vision of an organisation that is committed to supporting a better West Norfolk.
In her previous role as Head of Housing Services, Sophie has been an empowering figure for both managers and employees across the business providing a wide range of support and advice.