For the last ten years, I have worked for schools, trusts and universities across the country helping them with marketing, public relations and communications. This has included establishing multi-academy trusts.
I have two step-children at Hope Valley College.
I am 45, married with 2 children; one is in Year 10 at Hope Valley College and the other is looking forwards to joining in September 2018.
I have recently completed 22 years of service as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Air Force where I served on a number of operations around the world. Ultimately I reached the rank of Group Captain and was responsible for leading large diverse teams, managing budgets and delivering complex projects for the UK Armed Forces. I am now a Director of an engineering company on the outskirts of Manchester.
Having grown up in Chesterfield I spent a lot of time in my formative years in the Peak District and, despite my nomadic existence in the military, the Peak District has always felt like home. My extended family is also from the local area and so when we decided to ‘put down roots’ and provide some stability for our children, my wife and I bought a property in Little Hucklow; that was 14 years ago.
I was elected onto the Governing Body in March 2017. I wish to use my skills and experience to help support the College and in turn help the students maximise their potential.
As I come to terms with now being a Veteran I am re-acquainting myself with the Peak District running, cycling, using it as an outside gym and failing all else walking my dogs
Kevin has extensive experience as a Sales and Marketing Director in manufacturing businesses (Moulinex, Swan and Krups). He then set up and ran Helen of Troy's International division for 12 years as Senior Vice President. More recently he has been a Business Consultant, primarily helping companies to manufacture in the Far East.
He is skilled in acquisition and mergers, and has experience in licensing, advising on business structures, marketing techniques and start-up activity.
He was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2006.