Name: Mr Mark Taylor
Date of appointment: 12 November 2020
Term of office: 4 years
Appointing body: Parents
Other school governance roles: Chair of Governors, Longstone C of E Primary School
Business interests*: TBA
Material interests: TBA
Attendance record (last academic year): 87.5%
*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make

I was elected as a Lady Manners parent governor in November 2020, having previously spent eight years on the governing board of Longstone Primary School in Great Longstone (with six years as Chair).

I grew up in Derbyshire and moved back here several years ago after a career in investment banking which took me to London, Hong Kong and New York. After moving back home, I set up as a freelance financial consultant, working with investment banks and large corporate clients. My work is part-time which leaves me plenty of spare time to commit to governor duties.

My wife and I live in Little Longstone with our three children, two of whom attend Lady Manners. I’m a keen believer in the state school system and its ability to provide an excellent education for all children, regardless of need or background. As a governor I will try to contribute in any way I can to the continued success of Lady Manners School.