About


Governors

The Board of Governors at the College is a highly committed and hard working group who give their time freely to support the leadership team in delivery of the key initiatives outlined in the College's strategic vision. We still have on the Board a number of the founding governors and parents who took on the task of setting up the College 39 years ago, and continue to support it to this day.

Foundation Governors

Governors who have served not less than 25 years may be offered the position of Foundation Governors. They are entitled to attend, but not vote at, Governor’s meetings and do not have the legal responsibilities of Governors.

All correspondence for the Chairman of Governors should be sent to the following address:

Abbey Gate College
Saighton Grange
Saighton
Chester
CH3 6EN

Tel: 01244 332 077
Fax: 01244 335 510
Email: admin@abbeygatecollege.co.uk

 

 

Mr C Swallow BSc FCA Chair of Finance Committee
Chris joined the Board of Governors in 2013. He is a Partner with Howard Worth, Chartered Accountants, which has offices in Northwich and Nantwich. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he enjoys watching sports. He lives in Northwich with his wife Jane and their two children, one of whom is at Abbey Gate College.
Mr R Flood Deputy Chair of Estates Committee
Profile to follow.
Mr W G Osmond Deputy Chair of Safeguarding Committee
Giles joined the Board in July 2013 and sits on the Education and Safeguarding Committees. After gaining an MSc degree from Cranfield University he served in the Army for 33 years with a final rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On leaving the Army, he was appointed Bursar of Abbey Gate in 1999 and retired in August 2010. Giles spent 4 years as a Governor of a small maintained sector primary school and is currently the Treasurer of his local church.
Mr B Dawson LLB Finance Committee
Brian’s daughter is a former pupil of Abbey Gate College. He joined the Board of Governors in 2013 and sits on the Finance Committee. He is a Deputy District Judge and a mediator and was the former Senior Partner, Director and Chairman of Walker Smith Way Solicitors before the firm was amalgamated with the Australian law firm Slater and Gordon in May 2015. He was also former president of the Chester and North Wales Law Society. Brian hopes to use the skills he has learned in his various roles to assist the Board and with the governance of the school. In his spare time, Brian enjoys skiing and hiking in the Alps with his family, as well as being a keen sailor.
Mrs E Bunting Governor
Profile to follow.
Canon Precentor Jeremy Dussek Governor
Jeremy was appointed to the Board on 11th November 2015 and continues the much valued link with Chester Cathedral. His appointment as Canon Precentor at the Cathedral in September 2014 was a natural step to fulfil his vocation in serving God with his musical, pastoral and liturgical gifts.