Mrs PENELOPE WALKINSHAW, Deputy Lieutenant – MEMBER

Current role in or relationship with school

  • Professional colleague of the Headteacher
  • Educational Pilot Scheme at Jack Hunt – Access to Work for pre A Level Students

Governor, educational and school leadership experience

  • Governor St Mary’s School, Cambridge 2006-2008

Professional experience

  • 1982-1991 International Cultural Travel Market working in Europe and USA  – tour manager, tour programme developer
  • 1989 – 2005 Serial small business entrepreneur set up and successfully developed an international business for 2 small fine art businesses at the top end of the market art
    • Born to Spend -custom made fine costume jewellery
    • Chelsea Enamels – bespoke enamel box maker – over 30 years experience at the top end of the market of bespoke enamel box market,
  • 2005-2010 Mallett of Bond Street (MadebyMeta)
    • Project managed a team of experts and craftsmen and brought to the market a world renowned, ground breaking and bench mark collection of bespoke fine objects
  • 2009-2011 –Christies Fine Art Course, London – Part time Lecturer Contemporary Art Course

Professional and education qualifications

  • BA(Hons) Politics and French

Community involvement

  • Trustee
    • East Anglian Air Ambulance & Chair of the Patron’s Circle,  Trustee responsible for Trading Company
    • Wisbech Museum,
    • Shrievalty Trust
    • Swafham Prior Community Land Trust
    • Riding for the Disabled (Cambridge Group)
  • Member
    • Council of St Etheldreda, Ely Cathedral,
    • Elizabeth Finn Trust and Turn2Us, past chairman and member of local committee
    • Newmarket Racing Museum, Fund Raising Committee
    • Papworth Trust, Patron’s Circle Committee
    • Member of village Church Flower Group
  • Skills and expertise in relation to school governance
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing