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Jaqui Frost - Education

An experienced Headteacher of 17 years in a range of varied primary schools. From January 2017 she will be a Suffolk Primary Headteachers’ Association Liaison Officer, OFSTED inspector and school improvement consultant.


Max Harnden - Legal             

Max is a partner at Gotelee solicitors, specialising in Business Law. He acts for a wide range of business clients from large companies and professional partnerships to sole traders and small family run concerns. He advises on a wide range of business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, director and shareholder relations and commercial contracts.


Bill Knowles - Community

Bill is an Ipswich Borough Councillor and Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee. His working career was as a manager with the East of England Co-operative Society. His roles were varied and included the setting up and establishment of several new enterprises. He is a Trustee of the locally based John Dorkin Charity, and has been a School Governor for many years, focusing in particular on Premises, Health & Safety.


David Mason - Business

Partner and Director (since incorporation) of an animal veterinary practice, which comprises of 8 surgeons over 2 sites. Responsible for inspection and continued approval of practice to meet Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved standard in 2007, 2010 and 2016.  Designed and opened Shrubbery Veterinary.


Rod Stanley Bell - Finance

A marketing and communications professional with over 25 years management experience across a range of organisations in telecommunication, high technology and the third sector.


Alan Whittaker - Education and Business

Principal of Suffolk One in 2009, an Outstanding, inclusive Sixth Form College located in Ipswich, Suffolk which offers an extensive range of Post-16 courses including: A Levels, BTEC Diplomas, GCSEs and courses in Foundation Learning. Also a member of the Suffolk 11-19 Board, a Member of the Radewald Trust Board and an active member of a number of partnerships across the education and business sectors.