Ros Kayes is the County Councillor for Bridport where she is also a District and Town Councillor. She is a trustee of several charities and director of a number of local social enterprises, including Skills Training Bridport which runs the Bridport job club and offers training in work related skills to adults in the area.
Ros graduated from Oxford University in 1985, later taking an MA and a PGCE at Essex and London Universities followed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training at Plymouth University. She taught in secondary and further education for 16 years and has worked as a psychotherapist within the NHS and in private practice since 1995. She has a particular interest in the mental health of young people and in education as a vehicle empowering children to develop their full potential.
Rev. Pete Stone, is a Foundation Governor for St Mary’s CE Primary School and a Member for the Minerva Learning Trust. Pete has worked with Children & Young People for over 20 years as a youth worker and school development worker in Reading & Wokingham. His children attend the Sir John Colfox Academy & Kingston Maurward College.
Pete is the Team Vicar for the Bridport Team Ministry. He was brought up in Bath, and left school at 16 and went to work for the Civil Service. After 3 years he started his career in youth work. After 13 years as a Children & Youth Worker he became a development worker and then project manager for a school’s work charity, supporting teachers to teach inclusive, informative and fun RE in multi-cultural settings. He then trained as an Anglican Vicar near Oxford and spent 4 years in Charminster near Dorchester as a trainee vicar. He and his family moved to Bridport in July 2014. Having struggled at school and work Pete was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia at 38 and this experience and that of supporting a child with Dyspraxia made him realise the need to give every child the opportunity to access education in a way that engages them and helps them to develop confidence and abilities that will be life enhancing, so that every child may be all that they can be.
Richard has had a career in Financial Services for the past 30 years. As an independent financial adviser he has specialised in the corporate market, creating innovative employer benefit strategies to attract and retain top quality individuals for different companies. His strengths are in design, build and implementation of corporate strategies, working closely with HR and finance directors. He has a keen interest in managing risk in relation to defined budget requirements which is a consistently evolving process. In addition he is a firm believer in the “CAN I Method” (Constant and never ending improvement.) Richard is passionate about his profession and continues to work on the approach of right first time. He looks forward to developing the requirements of the Minerva Learning Trust and using his skills with them as a member.
Peter Tompkins - Diocesan Appointment
Peter was CEO and President of a global company, a worldwide leader in the Control and Automation sector, and an executive team member of a FTSE 100 Corporation. He also served as a Director of the Trustee board of one of the UK’s Top 10 pension schemes. In his CEO role, he was responsible for the operations of over forty entities in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. He traveled extensively to visit customers, suppliers, financial services, and group companies.
Since retiring from his full-time role, he has worked as a consultant to Private Equity companies, served as Vice Chairman of a major museum, chaired a Rights-of-Way group, and purchased a local farm. Peter and Pauline have two children, a daughter, who is a research chemist, and a son, who is a process engineer. They have two grandchildren, who attend a primary school, which converted to an academy several years ago.