Alan Drew (Vice-chair)
Role: I have been a parent governor since October 2017.
Professional skills/background: I am Head of Treasury & Corporate Finance at John Lewis Partnership and have spent my career working in senior finance roles for retailers and a financial institution, including working for some time in Hong Kong. I am a qualified Corporate Treasurer and am starting a Masters in Strategy, Change and Leadership at the University of Bristol in September 2018. I also lead the John Lewis finance functions ‘Great Careers’ initiative which is focussed on learning, development and progression.
Interest in being a governor: My daughter and son joined Bridgewater in 2017 and nothing is more important than their happiness, wellbeing and education. Their school environment is so important to this and I really wanted to be involved in helping, in some small way, the brilliant school that Bridgewater is.
Your advice to / quote for children at Bridgewater school: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”