Name: Mr Ian Machin
Category of Governor: Co-opted
Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of office and end date: 26/03/2021
Committees served on: First/Pay Review and Finance and Premises
Specify whether chair/vice chair and of what:
Business interests declared: None to declare
Details of other schools where you also govern: N/A
Details of any relationships with school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None
I have lived in Spennymoor all my life. My son and his wife live in Spennymoor and we care for their twins, our 4 year old grandchildren who go to nursery school in Spennymoor.
I have a Maths degree ( First ), an MBA and I am an accountant by profession. I had many roles in finance, sales, purchasing, product management and project management before becoming Financial Controller for an ICI business. When this business was sold to a US company, I led their global business transformation project before becoming IT Director, still based on Teesside.
I retired in 2014 to help my wife care for her 90 year old father and look after 1 year old twin grandchildren. I now volunteer for the Princes Trust helping Young People, 18-30, into work, volunteering, education and training. My contribution is running business start-up courses, interview training and mentoring business start-ups. I became a school governor in April. I became a Spennymoor Town Councillor and Town Mayor in May 2017.