|Name:||Mr Jonathan Parkes|
|Date of appointment:||1 November 2013|
|Term of office:||4 years|
|Other school governance roles:||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|
After 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: as a result of this our daughter, Sophie, graduated in Philosophy from St Andrews University and is now working as a Junior Editor for a large publishing firm. Our son, Charlie, graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford and completed a Masters Degree before becoming an internee with NATO. Our third child, Anella, is disabled and attends college in Newcastle on Tyne. When not at work I enjoy music, travel, meeting with friends and skiing.