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Members
Colin Griffin
Colin Griffin
Colin has been involved with Boxgrove Primary School in various capacities for the last 25 years. He has seen two children go through Boxgrove, who then went on to George Abbot School. He currently has two grandchildren (one at Boxgrove and one at George Abbot). He serves on the Boxgrove LGB Meetings: Children and Learning, Resources and Children's Centre Committees as a community governor. During the last 25 years he has contributed to a number of school expansion projects including the refurbishment of the swimming pool, the building of the 2004 Junior Block, the development of the Children's Centre and the superb new upper school building. Colin is proud to be a governor at Boxgrove and a Member of GEP Academies.
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Gareth Hicks
Gareth Hicks
Gareth became a parent governor at Boxgrove Primary School in 2009. He has two children (in the primary and secondary sector). Gareth is currently Vice Chair of the Governing Board, and Chair the Children & Learning sub-commitees at Boxgrove.  He is also the Lead Governor for Safeguarding matters and as such, liaises closely with the Dedicated Child Protection Officers (DCPOs).  Gareth feels privileged to be able to take an active part in the continued success of both Boxgrove and GEP Academies. 
Vivienne Johnson
Vivienne Johnson
Vivienne is into her seventh Term of Office at George Abbot School, having previously served as a governor at Bushy Hill when her children were there. She has chaired the Governing Body since 1995 and has been involved with appointing virtually all the current Senior Leadership Team and navigating through numerous government initiatives. Vivienne's background in IT systems and as a Guildford councillor has proved useful dealing with bureaucracy and planning in particular.
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Margaret Sharp
Baroness Margaret Sharp
Baroness Sharp of Guildford is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for further education, higher education and skills in the House of Lords.  She is a vocal campaigner on the needs of part-time students and she helped secure concessions from the government that ensured part-time students were not forgotten in the higher education bill.  After graduating with a BA Economics at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1960, Baroness Sharp launched a career in academia as a lecturer at LSE in 1964, where she spent 15 years in the Science Policy Research Unit.  She served as a research fellow at Sussex University between 1981 and 1999, and from 1992 to 1999 she was Director of the Economic and Social Research Council, which funds research and training in social and economic issues.  Baroness Sharp unsuccessfully contested the Guildford constituency for the now defunct SDP-Liberal Alliance in 1983 and 1987, also fighting the same seat in 1992 and 1997 for the Liberal Democrats.  In 1998 she was appointed to the House of Lords and subsequently retired in 2016. Since then she has retained her interest in education both as a Member and as a governor of a primary school.
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Geoff Wyss
Geoff Wyss
Chair of Board of Directors
Dr Geoff Wyss has been a school Governor for 20 years, starting when his children were at Holy Trinity Junior school and then for the last 16 years with George Abbot School. He has been heavily involved with taking George Abbot through the process of becoming an academy and subsequently the formation of GEP Academies. He has recently completed the National College of Teaching and Learning Leadership Development programme for Chairs of Governors and is a Surrey Additional Skills Governor. In this role he provides support for other schools in the Guildford area. By training and profession Geoff is an engineer in high technology systems and was for many years a Director of a local systems engineering company before becoming an independent consultant. He has recently retired.
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