Name: George Holder
Type of Trustee: Ordinary Trustee
Date first appointed: May 2023.
Background: I am an experienced project and change manager with experience working in the public and charity sectors; and in 2021 also completed a 'Senior Leaders MBA' with Leeds Beckett University. I have worked with refugees, in international development, and in various departments of local government. I have sat on Boards within different sectors, and have also more recently worked with our headteachers and senior leadership teams in Nigeria and Zambia on developing the operations for primary schools set up by the NGO I had been working for.
Why I became a Trustee: A previous manager inspired me several years ago with the benefits he found in his role as a governor: in supporting and shaping the school community, as well as in applying (and further developing) skills gained through work-place experiences. Cox Green is a school that had a hugely positively impact on the lives of close friends who attended and my younger sister who became a deputy head girl and has gone on to become a teacher. The academic and extra-curricular opportunities have had a lifelong impact (and trips to Goslar are remembered very fondly). All of the above shaped my decision to become a Trustee, and the personal connections encouraged me to do so at Cox Green.