I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013 and am an affiliated member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Prior to my current role, I worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP providing audit and advisory services to public sector clients including Local Authorities and Schools in London.
In January 2018 I joined Hertfordshire County Council as the Deputy Head of Finance for Adult Care Services. In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and volunteer with the Stevenage Haven. I am also a dedicated Arsenal fan.
Business and Financial Interests - Currently employed in the Finance Department at Hertfordshire County Council
Governance roles in other educational institutions - None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)- None
Darren works for a large Retail Bank as a Technology Transformation Manager. His role looks at what Technology can be deployed or improved to help customers and colleagues. He will own the end to end process from idea to delivery. He has scale leadership experience from his time as a Branch Manager.
He has been a Governor since 2010 and is the current lead on Health and Safety as well as the lead for GDPR.
His outside interests include Running, Football and Music.
Business and financial interests – None to declare
Governance roles in other educational institutions – None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives) - None
I have been a Co-opted Governor here at Longmeadow for the past two years. My working back ground has been in Early Years Education for over 30 years. I hold a BA hons in Education in addition to ITT (Initial Teacher Training). I have been associated with Longmeadow for the past 20 years. As well as my own children attending Longmeadow in the past. I have volunteered as part of numerous accredited courses as well as being employed in roles including TA and Cleaner. Since 2008 I have owned the Pre-school based on site at Longmeadow. The Pre-school benefits from a valued working relationship with Longmeadow. Being a working Owner/Manager has allowed me the opportunity to be a part of working groups and committees such as SET (Stevenage Educational Trust) EY working Party and being the EY representative for Stevenage DSPL ENF (Exceptional Needs Funding) team. As the designated Person for Safeguarding at the Pre-school I also have a strong understanding of current Safeguarding requirements and Legislation as well as the impact this has on schools and children.