Name: Mr Jonathan Parkes
Date of appointment: 1 November 2019
Term of office: 4 years
Appointing body: Governing Body
Other school governance roles: None
Business interests*: None
Material interests: None
Attendance record (last academic year): 88.8%
*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make

After a Geography degree and a post graduate qualification in Land Surveying, I have spent the first half of my career working in oil exploration in many places across the world. I returned to the UK to study for an MBA at Manchester Business School before setting up a management consultancy which I now run in partnership with my wife, Jane, from offices in Buxton.

I am a Chartered Surveyor and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

We are grateful that our children have been fortunate to have been educated at Lady Manners School: as a result of this our daughter, Sophie, graduated in Philosophy from St Andrews University and is now working as an Editor for a large publishing firm. Our son, Charlie, graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford and completed a Masters Degree and is currently working for the Foreign Office. When not at work I enjoy music, travel, meeting with friends and skiing.