Brought up and educated in Sheffield, Catherine moved to Leeds in 1996 and has lived in the Headingley area since then. She is Managing Director of a Marketing Consultancy in Leeds. As a parent of three children at Richmond House School, Catherine joined the Board of Governors in 2008 to bring a local perspective to the governors and help support with the school’s marketing and ensure healthy pupil numbers.
Originally from Middlesbrough, Martin studied at the University of Sheffield and Law School in Chester before settling in Leeds. Martin is a Partner at Clarion Solicitors and brings legal and commercial expertise to the running of Richmond House School. Martin’s youngest daughter still attends the school so he has an interest in maintaining the school’s excellent reputation.
Born in Uganda, Simon moved to London after University, where he started work for Customs and Excise. Simon has worked in various roles within the Criminal Investigation Department and relocated to Leeds in 2008 where he joined the newly formed HMRC. Simon’s two daughters both attended Richmond House School, where he feels they benefited from the small class sizes and the range of activities offered. Simon became a Governor in 2016 to give something back to the school and to ensure that current and future pupils have access to the same opportunities that his children had.
Gill has lived in Leeds for over 20 years having moved from Middlesbrough via Manchester, London, Stockport and Huddersfield! With over 30 years experience working in the NHS in a variety of clinical and general management roles, Gill has a history of managing large and complex projects across the NHS, establishing, merging and closing down organisations whilst ensuring they continue to be accountable as statutory public bodies. Having left the NHS in 2013 Gill is now a Management Consultant working independently in Health, Social Enterprise, Community Interest Companies, Charity and Public Sector Organisations.
Gill has a long standing history with Richmond House school going back to 1989 when the first of her 3 nephews started at the school, followed more recently by her own daughter. She became a Governor at Richmond House School in 2016 and remains committed to ensuring that it remains a school “Where children are happy to learn”.
Peter went to school in Rochdale and studied at Durham University before moving to Leeds to obtain a PGCE at Carnegie School of P.E. He is married with three daughters and three grandchildren. He served as a teacher of Physics and PE, and latterly became Deputy Head at The Grammar School at Leeds until his retirement in 2009. He joined the Board of Governors at Richmond House School in 2010 and brings with him vast academic and educational knowledge and experience of change and development within an educational establishment.
Gail has lived most of her life in Leeds. Her family connections with Richmond House School go back almost 70 years, with family members having attended the school in the 1940s, herself in the 1960s and her daughter from 2005-2012. A chartered accountant with business, corporate finance and senior management experience in various sectors, Gail brings business, finance and governance skills to the Governing body. Gail is keen to see the school continue to flourish and to play a part in helping to provide an environment that nurtures young children to make the best of themselves in whatever field they wish to participate in.
With roots firmly planted in the North, Emma moved from Lincolnshire to Yorkshire in 1993 in order to study at York Law School. She loved the county so much that she’s been here ever since, having qualified as a solicitor with Walker Morris in Leeds in 1998, now working as a partner with gunnercooke LLP. Emma has 2 boys at Richmond House with her eldest leaving this year and is delighted to be a recently appointed Governor. Emma is committed to contributing to the School by bringing her legal knowledge and experience and her keen interest (through working with Leeds Mind) in fostering and improving the children’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
Born in Huddersfield, Sam has lived in north Leeds for 42 years. Sam has worked in the Telecoms sector in predominantly Marketing roles for over 28 years. Both of Sam’s daughters enjoyed their time at Richmond House School and as a Governor she enjoys giving something back to the school. Sam values Richmond House School’s family atmosphere and ethos which enables it to bring out the best in children as individuals.