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The Board of Governors are:
Jackie Rowley

Jackie Rowley BA Hons - Chair of Governors

Jackie was a civil servant for 20 years, working in a variety of Government departments with management responsibility. She is a parent governor and is in charge of the schools lettings and generating additional income.

Mr Kris Bainbridge BA Hons

Mr Kris Bainbridge BA Hons

With a degree in Business Studies and over 13 years' experience, Kris has held a number of Senior ICT Management roles in various large national and multinational businesses. Kris is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Lex Dowie

Mr Lex Dowie MA (Cantab)

Lex is a solicitor who came to the North East from London 25 years ago. He is currently Senior Partner of the Newcastle office of a large Scottish law firm, and joined the Westfield Board in June 2015. His daughter is a former pupil of the school. Lex is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Iain Greenshields

Mr Iain Greenshields LLB

Iain is a solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP where he has been a partner since 2001. He has previously been a Governor at Northumberland College and one of his areas of practice is education law. He has advised local authorities, major construction companies and the Education Funding Agency on many school development projects, including setting up national construction frameworks for schools. Iain's daughter is a former pupil and is currently reading psychology at Leeds University.. Iain is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Kate Manzo

Dr Kate Manzo PhD

Kate Manzo is a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Newcastle as well as a Pilates and Yoga teacher. Her daughter attended Westfield School. Kate is our Governor with responsibility for Curriculum.

Liz Keightly

Mrs Liz Keightley BA Hons

Liz is a partner in a property rental and investment business. She has formally held management positions at Procter & Gamble and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has experience in the areas of Business Development, Change Management, HR and Training and Development. Liz is "Mum" to Zara in Junior House and is a Westfield Old Girl. Liz is our Governor with responsibilty for Junior House and Early Years, and is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Isabel Smales

Mrs Isabel Smales MA

Isabel was born and grew up on the family farm in Northumberland. She trained as an accountant with KPMG, before joining a pioneering NE based cattle breeding company. For the last 20 years she has run her own practice providing management, accountancy and IT services to SMEs. Isabel joined the Westfield Board in October 2015 and is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

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