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Neil John Shaw
LLB (Hons), Chairman of Governors
Neil qualified as a Solicitor in 1984 and in 1988 became a founding partner and head of the Private Client Department at Last Cawthra Feather Solicitors, a Yorkshire-based 14-partner law firm which currently employs 125 staff.
A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Neil specializes in Wills, Probates and Trusts. He has been a Governor at Bradford Girls' Grammar School since 2002 and is also a former secretary of the Bradford Law Society.
Lisa-Dionne has quite an unorthodox background from working within many fields: consumer electronic products; the automotive industry; plus a double MA from the RCA.
She completed her MA in Industrial Design in 2000 and immediately went to work for a subcontractor supplying components for Aston Martins. However, Lisa-Dionne's began her career began in earnest when she took the post of trainee at the IBM Corporation in Greenock, Scotland. After completing training and three years of served duty in IBM, she changed career path to Product Design Engineering and Education.
She is currently a Teaching Fellow and holds a lectureship in Product Design at the University of Leeds in the School of Mechanical Engineering. In Addition, Lisa-Dionne is also an A level external examiner and advisor to the AQA's A level examination board.
Rachel Jane Hicks
MA (Oxon), MCIM, LRSM
Rachel has worked in the education industry for some eight years and is currently Director of Marketing & Admissions, Queen Margaret’s School in York .
Prior to this, she was regional advisor for the Independent Schools Council where she liaised with Local Authorities and other bodies on behalf of the sector. Her articles on the subject of independent education have been published in a range of media.
In 2007 The Girls' Schools Association (GSA) commissioned Rachel to produce a research paper entitled 'What the research shows: the benefits of single-sex education for girls'. This formed the basis for the GSA's future communications strategy.
Susan M Sedgwick
BSc (Hons), FCA, BSc
Gained a BSc (Hons) degree in economics and geography before qualifying as an accountant with PKF. She joined Watson Buckle in 1980, becoming a partner in 1987 and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) in 1990.
Susan specializes in working with the subsidiaries of overseas holding companies, smaller housing associations, not for profit organisations and printing businesses. her expertise includes audit, corporation tax and tax planning, staff recruitment and development and practice management. She has a particular understanding of issues facing businesses and she also uses her professional expertise in her role as Director of Young Enterprise for Yorkshire and Humber.
Sue has had a long association, with the School, as a former pupil, Head Girl, teacher and parent.
After reading English at Oxford, and completing a PGCE she initially taught in schools in Barnsley and Wakefield before joining BGGS as an English teacher and then Head of English.
In the mid 90's Sue moved to London, progressing from Head of Sixth Form in Croydon to Head of Streatham & Clapham High School GDST, via a deputy headship in Bromley. She has always been heavily involved in education; marking exam papers, taking on the role of ISI Inspector and sitting on a variety of GDST and ISI committees.
Sue is currently retired, but continues the Inspection work, as well as acting as the GSA representative on the ISI Board.
If you wish to contact the Acting Chairman of Governors, please write to him at:
Mr N Shaw, Acting Chairman of Governors
c/o Bradford Girls' Grammar School, Squire Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RB