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If you would like to contact a member of the Governing Body please contact the school on or 01604 212811 for governor contact information.

Meet our governors

David Todd (Acting Chair of Governors)

David is a dynamic senior data and analytics leader, recognised in the 2018 DataIQ Top 100 Data leaders and the 2017 UK Data50, with a passion for leading technology based innovation to drive enterprise growth and customer loyalty. Strong experience of using data and analytics to deliver operational and customer insight which optimises business performance.
He has many years experience of some of the largest ERP, E-commerce and MDM commercial software products in the market, including Infor M3, Oracle Retail Solutions, ATG, Hybris, Talend, IBM iBPM and also Business Intelligence tools including SAP Data Warehouse, Google BigQuery, Data Visualisation tools and SAS Data Analytics.

Ben Shirley

Ben is a specialist health and safety inspector for the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Ben is both NEBOSH and IRM qualified and specialises in risk management. Additionally, Ben acts as the lead inspector for Chiltern Railways and is the ORR lead for multiple, cross-sector Health and Safety governance groups.
Ben’s main skills/knowledge include:
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Inspection and Auditing
  • Change Management

Martin Thompson

Martin is head of production for the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, one of the country’s major producing venues which was named Regional Theatre of the Year by the inaugural Stage 100 Awards in 2011 and nominated again in 2015. Martin is responsible for the delivery of the Made in Northampton season, including all sound, lighting, set, props, scenic art and wardrobe, on time and on budget.
Martin comes from an engineering background and studied acoustical engineering at university. Martin also works as a freelance theatrical sound designer.

Alexis Castillo-Soto

Alexis is deputy director/digital delivery group manager at Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency working with IT solutions and services.  Alexis delivered one of the first successful programmes delivering transformational government, where the approach became the template for others working to meet the required standards.
He has worked with individual consultants, SMEs and the Tier1 Service Integrators, ensuring clear deliverables and building strong relationships.
Alexis has worked with a diverse range of technologies from Open Source, Appian, Azure, AWS, MuleSoft, Tibco, Documentum to meet business requirements. He has asked to speak at conferences and sit on relevant advisory panels.

Adaeze William Gauntlett

Adaeze is the elected staff governor and works as a maths teacher at Northampton International Academy.


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