Richard Gianfrancesco

Governor Type: Parent Governor

Became Governor: June 2013

Link Area: Science

Sub Committee: Human Resources

With two children currently at the school, I joined the governing body in June 2013. After a degree and Ph.D. in plant science from The University of Sheffield, I went on to work in agricultural research, and then into horticulture. I’ve managed teams of research scientists and research programmes for most of my career, spending much of it working for Which?. I have had to manage large budgets, had responsibility for health and safety, and introduced ISO quality systems into the workplace. I’m familiar with procurement and commissioning.