Along with the rest of the governors, I am committed to giving every child the best education that we can. Working with the governors to achieve this is an essential part of our school.
Zac, Founder of Global Higher Education Partnerships, is also the company’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, he is also a Director of Z’S Local Limited, a local supermarket based in Leeds. He is currently serving as a Trustee for Cola Life, which pioneered the development of ORS with zinc for treating diarrhoea in children.
Zac has over 20 years of academic experience working in higher education. During his extensive career at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) he was a senior lecturer/International Teacher Fellow. He made huge contribution toAssessment, Learning and Teaching across the University and in Africa and gained the recognition as an International Teacher Fellow. Zac helped to establish and run distance learning Master’s Degree in Public Health in Zambia and the Gambia for more than 7 years. He also managed a highly successful DeIPHE- DfID funded project from 2003 – 2010 on Solid waste management for small and medium enterprises with Dar-Es-Salaam Institute of Technology and Chainama College of Health Sciences.
Zac holds a BSc(Hons) in Environmental Health, MSc in Public Health Engineeringand a PhD in Upflow Grave and Sand Water Roughing Filtration.
As a child, I attended Greenhill Primary School so my links with the school extend over a long period of time. My own son attended Greenhill as a pupil and now has his own business in China. As an adult, I worked as a Training Office for the civil service before commencing work at Greenhill where I have spent the last twenty-four years. Throughout that period I fulfilled a range of roles from teaching assistant, phase leader for upper key stage 2 to acting assistant head.
I have only recently become a governor, having taken partial retirement, but as a governor I am driven by the same ethos that drove me throughout my teaching career – ‘If it isn’t good enough for my child, then it isn’t good enough for yours.’ I am passionate that every child should reach their full potential and leave school as an independent and resilient learner with a thirst for knowledge and as a governor my aim is to support the school, whilst still challenging it, as we move forward together.
Outside of school my interests include: reading (I have to read every day), swimming, photography and travel but most important of all, time spent with family and friends.