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Mr D Smith - Parent Governor

My name is Darren and I've lived in London for the past 17 years, and specifically Enfield for the past 8 years. I have a daughter in Year 3 at George Spicer.

From a professional point of view, I work in finance and have done for 21 years, specialising in utilities and construction and currently work for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield looking after the finances of their construction companies at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford.

Outside of work I'm an Ambassador for the Evelina Childrens Hospital in Westminster where we spend a lot of time working with the charity arm on fundraising events and have worked closely with SANDS (Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Society) to provide support and give a better understanding of what its like to be a bereaved parent, as sadly our son Isaac lived his short life at the Evelina during 2012.

I wanted to become a Parent Governor because, I think my financial and management background could be of some help, but also because I've seen what a fantastic school George Spicer is from the facilities to the teaching and support staff. It's a pleasure to get the opportunity to support the school, teachers and board as a parent representative over the next few years.