Meet the Governors

Margie Burdis – Foundation Governor (Chair of Governors)

Governor - profile to follow shortly

David Bavaird – Co-opted Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)


I am currently a Director of a number of businesses based mainly in the North East and have worked in the fields of logistics and project management for the past 25 years. In addition to this I provide advice and funding to start up businesses and also sit on the boards of several charities.

Further Education

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Stirling University and a Master’s degree from Warwick University

Previous jobs

I worked for Marks & Spencer for 10 years and have been a Director of several businesses in the past 15 years.

How long have you been a Governor at Norham?

I joined the Governing boday in 2014

What are your areas of interest?

I am interested in all aspects of business, accountancy and economics and I am particularly interested in working with start up businesses and with businesses who engage with their local community.Outside of work I am interested in most sport and in particular American sport.

Reasons for becoming a Governor

In becoming a Governor I hope to help to create an environment where pupils can maximise their potential by developing a range of skills which will prepare them for life after school with not all of these skills necessarily academic. The school is a vital part of our community and we must do all that we can to ensure that the school, its staff and pupils are engaging with this community, with local voluntary groups and local businesses and I hope that my contacts in the local community will help with this.

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Yomi Fowde

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Claire Cook

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