Doug Shingler (ex-officio as Chair of the Foundation Scheme Governors)
I served for 29 years as an aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy, followed by 10 years as a Technical Officer with the Meat and Livestock Commission. I was appointed to the Governing Body of Weaverham High School in 2001 and remained a Governor until 2013. Having been elected to Vale Royal Borough Council in 2003, I was appointed to represent the Council on the Sir John Deane’s Foundation, the charitable body which owns the college site and manages various charitable legacies, in July 2007. In the same year I also had the great privilege of being Mayor Of Vale Royal. In 2009, on the demise of VRBC, I was elected a cooperative member of the Foundation Board, following which I was elected its Vice Chairman in October 2011 and Chairman in October 2012, a post which I still hold.