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Ruth Pearson-Bunt

Ruth first joined the governing board when she was co-opted as a governor to co-ordinate the new build project in 2015. Following a first degree in Social Policy, Ruth initially developed her professional career in HR in local government, gained a MBA and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development serving in a number of senior roles. She subsequently held roles as corporate services director, an assistant provost at a University, a senior civil servant in the Home Office and Group Corporate Services Director for the London Development Agency acting as senior responsible officer for a range of projects relating to Olympic delivery. Resident in Sparkwell, she is a parish councillor and a parent governor at Ivybridge Community College. She is a qualified community and workplace mediator and also a certified management coach and NLP practitioner. She runs a small consultancy practice with her husband, Larry, who was the previous Chair of Governors.