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Meet the Governors…

Mr Robert Barr – Chairman of Governors


Robert is Chairman of Creavo Medical Technology Ltd and Vice Chairman of Arran Isle Ltd.  Robert has over 20 years experience as a board member of a number of international companies. He spent his early career in management roles at Diageo PLC.   He is a member of the Finance Committee and a former Gateways parent.

Mrs Louise Atkinson

Mrs Louise Atkinson is Assistant Principal at Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, where she is responsible for Teaching & Learning: overseeing the quality of teaching; the curriculum and timetable provision; pupil progress and outcomes across KS3, KS4 and KS5. She has recently completed her NPQSL with the National College for Teaching and Leadership. She has experience in both the Independent and Maintained sector, having worked in both mixed and girls’ schools in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Kent. She is passionate about History, a subject which she has taught at KS2, KS3 KS4 and KS5 and examined for Edexcel at both GCSE and A level.  As a mother of two, she has experience of education from both sides. In her spare time she enjoys reading, music and spending time with her family.


Mrs Geraldine Brennan BA (Hons), PGCE

Geraldine taught French, Spanish and Latin at Gateways for twenty-seven years and was also the school’s Public Examinations Officer. She previously taught languages in Liverpool and served as a school governor there. She is a current and former Gateways parent.

Professor Michael Brennan BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, D. Phil

Michael is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leeds. He has extensive experience of university admissions and has published widely on English literature and history. He is a current and former Gateways parent.

Professor David Hogg BSc(Hons), MSc, DPhil


Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Leeds, David has an international reputation for his research on Computer Vision.  He completed a second term of office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2016. David is a member of the Finance Committee.


Mr Stuart Watson


Stuart was the Senior Partner for EY in Yorkshire and Humberside until he retired from EY in 2017. He was also the UK leader of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He is on the Audit Committee at the University of Bradford, the Advisory Board for a small PE fund, and a partner in Strategy Unlocked, a consultancy firm. Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee. A former Gateways parent.


Mr Richard Webster BSc(Hons), MRICS


A Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Managing Director of DKP Consulting, a Yorkshire based company providing construction cost and property consultancy, project management and health & safety services.  Richard has extensive experience of the construction industry in the Health, Education, Leisure, Commercial and Heritage sectors.  Nominated Governor for Careers and Health and Safety.  A former Gateways parent.