Denise was appointed Chair of the board in 2023. A board member since July 2016, Denise is the former now retired headteacher of Whitecross High School and Specialist Sports College in Hereford.
Previous career background
- Teacher of Mathematics and ICT
- Former Deputy Head of Dene Magma School, Gloucestershire and former Head of Ansford Community School in Castle Cary
- Headteacher ambassador for Youth Sport Trust
- Vice Chair of Governors - Hereford College of Arts
- Chair of the Local Organising Committee for Herefordshire School Games
Current areas of Responsibility
- Trustee of John Kyrle High School Herefordshire and Vice Chair of Personnel Committee
- Governor of QW Academy, Bromyard and Chair of Evidence review committee
- Chair of Creative Connections
- Director of H&W Arts Development Ltd
Career Highlight - Overseeing the £21.4m development of new school buildings for Whitecross High School - 2006
Areas of interest/expertise
- Children & Young people and their health and wellbeing - physical and emotional.
Personal interests and hobbies
- Sporting: Yoga, Swimming, cycling, walking and kayaking
- Creative: Singing with Ross Penyard Singers, Reading & Quilting
- Other: Travel and being by the sea
Greatest sporting moment - Attending the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics. Particularly seeing the emotional connection between nationalities and the joy of sharing success.