Janet has a background of 26 years’ experience in banking, covering a number of roles at branch and regional level in both personal and business banking. In a change of direction, Janet went on to run her own successful alternative provision company, providing services to local authorities and schools in the East Midlands and was also part of the team that established Serco’s first independent alternative provision school in Derby.

Janet has also worked as an officer manager in a primary school and served as a maintained school governor. Currently Head of Governance and IT for another local multi-academy trust, Janet brings a wealth of experience to the role. She is also chair of one of her trust’s local governing bodies.