Richard Norfolk

I first joined the Gilberd School Governing Body as a Parent Governor in 2009.  Five of my six children have had their secondary education at the school and now enjoy successful careers.  I am Lead Governor for Audit & Risk and am also the Link Governor for Progress and Quality of Teaching and Learning in Science.

In my daytime role, I head a team of Project Management & technical experts, responsible for joining up BT’s Global Network with partner Network Service suppliers across the globe, which allows our larger corporate customers to communicate at high speeds, both with their own customers and with other parts of their organisations, wherever they may be, across the world.

Whenever time affords, I still play badminton for a local club in Colchester, a great social outlet, as well as being about my last bastion of fitness…

As a governor of the school, in challenging times for education, I am keen to see students who pass through the Gilberd School enjoying their education, just as much as my own children did, in their time here.