Independent

Amanda is Chief Economist and Director of Analysis at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Her previous job was as Chief Economist and Director for Children and Families at the Department for Work and Pensions. She has also been Chief Economist at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and the Competition Commission, and has held senior posts with Oxera economic consultants, the Department for International Development (DFID), the European Commission, and HM Treasury. Amanda was on the Council of the Royal Economic Society; has recently been Treasurer of two other charities and Vice Chair of a fourth; and was runner up "UK Trustee of the Year". She has extensive board level experience, and a keen interest in education and training, as well as a desire to make a contribution to her local community. Amanda has three children at local schools, and was appointed a Governor in 2010.

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Independent

Prof Andrew George is Vice Principal (Education and International) at Brunel University London. He joined Brunel from Imperial College London where he was Professor of Molecular Immunology and Director of the Graduate School and the School of Professional Development. His research focuses on understanding how to manipulate the immune system to treat disease, in particular in relation to transplantation. In addition, Andrew has a strong interest in the ethics and regulation of research, and is the Chair of the National Research Ethics Advisors' Panel and a Trustee of Action Medical Research. He lives with his family in St Margarets, and was appointed to the board in October 2011.

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Independent

Gavin works for Lloyds Banking Group in their Group Corporate Treasury, where he is responsible for the modelling and management of Group-wide market risk. He has over 20 years banking experience, having previously worked in Australia and New Zealand.

Now living in Richmond, married with a young daughter, he is keen to contribute to the local community and is passionate about the role of education in broadening opportunities. His interests include cycling in Richmond park, travel, and politics. He was appointed a Governor in 2015.

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Independent (Vice Chair)

Jane O'Shea has spent her career working in publishing. Most recently she was Publishing Director of an independent start-up company which was successfully sold after 20 years of continuous growth. As part of her responsibility for the publishing, she was closely involved in marketing and publicity strategy. She has always been interested in education and means of achieving potential. She became a governor in 2014 and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the local community.

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Louise Fluker

Independent (Chair)

Louise is a lawyer who was a senior legal adviser to the Civil Aviation Authority before joining De La Rue plc. As General Counsel and Company Secretary, until retiring in March 2009, she was a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for the provision of legal services to the Group and advising the Board on legal and governance matters. She chaired the Risk Committee of the Board. She has been chairman of the Employed Barristers Committee of the Bar Council and vice chairman of the Training for the Bar Committee and is a master of the bench of Gray's Inn.

She is a Trustee of National Family Mediation and of the Gray's Inn Scholarships Trust. She was a public member of Network Rail until July 2015 and was a Trustee of Farnham Castle.

Louise lives in Richmond, and her interests include music, theatre and the arts generally, as well as politics and travel. She was appointed to the RACC Board in 2009.

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Independent

Mark worked for Royal Dutch Shell plc until his retirement in 2011. Most of his career was spent in the International Oil Trading division where he held a number of operational and commercial management roles in London and overseas. In 1999 he was appointed London Contracts manager for Shell Trading, responsible for the administration of commercial oil supply, trading and storage contracts in Europe, Caribbean and Central America. He has considerable experience of business, staff and process management.

In 2013 he became a volunteer for Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust (a local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) to assist with their fundraising and grant sourcing activities. In the same year he joined the RHLT trustee board. He has also been a member of the RACC Community Engagement Group. Mark was appointed a governor in January 2014. He is married with two adult children, lives in Hampton and has been an RACC music student for a number of years. He is a keen dingy sailor and jazz and folk guitarist.

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Independent

Richard gained a professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant before taking a job as an accountant in industry in the 70s.In the 1980s he moved into general management and pursued a career in the paper, print and packaging industry. He has served on the boards of FTSE 350 Companies for over 30 years and concluded his career in 2014 as non executive chairman of two listed Investment Trusts. He is currently involved in honorary work as a Past Master and Treasurer of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, as a Trustee of The Printing Charity and as Vice President of the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). He has lived in Richmond for over 40 years during which time he and his wife have brought up four children. In addition he has been a member of many local sports clubs, a student at RACC and continues to mentor local entrepreneurs as part of a scheme organised by Richmond Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed to the RACC Board in 2015.

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Independant

Bill has over twenty-five years of experience working in the financial sector with a particular focus on debt capital markets. He worked for five years at Baring Brothers & Co., Limited on their Sterling bond desk before moving to Creditanstalt-Bankverein's London Branch. There, he was principally involved in bringing sovereign and corporate bond issues out of the newly emerging markets of eastern Europe to western investors. In 2000, Bill moved to Íslandsbanki hf, one of Iceland's largest banks, to develop their foreign currency funding programme. He has an abiding interest in Iceland and its culture, and is Chairman of the British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce - a body that seeks to promote closer business ties between the two countries.

Bill has attended courses at RACC since he was a teenager, and attends the Richmond Jazz School there currently. His main interests are playing jazz clarinet, saxophones and trombone, landscape photography and travel. He is married and lives in Twickenham. Bill joined the Governing Body in July 2013.

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