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Jonathan Parkes

Name: Mr Jonathan Parkes
Date of appointment: 1 November 2013
Term of office: 4 years
Appointing body: Parents
Other school governance roles: None
Business interests*: None
Attendance record (last academic year): 80%
*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make

Jonathan ParkesAfter a Geography degree and a post graduate qualification in Land Surveying, I have spent the first half of my career working in oil exploration in many places across the world. I returned to the UK to study for an MBA at Manchester Business School before setting up a management consultancy which I now run in partnership with my wife, Jane, from offices in Buxton.

I am a Chartered Surveyor and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Two of our children have been fortunate to have been educated at Lady Manners School: our daughter, Sophie, recently graduated in Philosophy from St Andrews University. Our son, Charlie, is currently studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. Our third child, Anella, is disabled and attends a school in Newcastle on Tyne. When not at work or taxi-driving kids across Derbyshire, I enjoy music, travel, meeting with friends and skiing.