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I live in Southsea (very close to Cottage Grove) with my husband & three young children who go to school locally and I have around 20 years of strategic business experience having worked in global roles for large multi-national organisations such as Discovery Channel, CNN, Lloyds Development Capital and more recently, running my own successful business in Portsmouth. I decided I wanted to use my skills & experience to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and applying to be a co-opted governor seemed like the perfect match; I’m also a member of the Resources Committee. I’m very impressed by Cottage Grove, both by its staff & children, and am committed to continue to support the strategic direction of the school to enable children to have the best possible opportunity in life. I believe that education is of the highest importance and I hope to make a positive contribution to the experience of the children at Cottage Grove. If you see me around school or at events, please come over & say hello.