THREE new governors have been appointed at King’s Ely.

The school welcomes The Right Honourable Sir James Paice MP, Amanda East and David Day to the Board of Governors, which is responsible for overseeing the management of the school.

Sir James Paice has been the Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire since 1987 in a range of roles pertaining to Education, Employment and Rural Affairs. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2010 and Knighted in 2012. Sir Jim and his wife, Ava, keep a herd of pedigree cattle on their small farm in Cambridgeshire.

Amanda East grew up in Cambridgeshire and was educated at Oxford University, where she studied Engineering. As well as successful company co-founder, director, community volunteer and Parish church councillor, Amanda is a mother of three Old Eleans and is looking forward to being involved in the school which was a central part of her family for nearly 10 years.

Technical director David Day has lived in Ely for 15 years. Having worked in the high technology and software industries for 30 years, both as an engineer and company director, he is keen to make a contribution to benefit King’s Ely by bringing a business growth perspective to the Board as well as years of international business experience.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Jeff Hayes, said: “The governing body of King’s Ely will benefit enormously from the recruitment of the three new governors. They each bring much needed, but different skills to the board, with the added bonus that they all come from the local area.”

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