Bishop of Dorking, Dr Jo Bailey Wells
Rt Rev Dr Jo Bailey Wells was appointed Bishop of Dorking in 2016 and is Chair Designate of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education. She is a priest, theologian and educator. Between 1995 and 2001 she served as Chaplain and then Dean of Clare College, Cambridge. Roles followed as Old Testament Tutor at Ridley Hall Cambridge, Director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and Associate Professor of Bible and Ministry at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina and, most recently, Chaplain to Archbishop Justin Welby. Bishop Jo is also Canon Theologian in Liverpool.
Stuart is a management consultant and has run his own consultancy for 30 years specialising in Leadership, Human Resource Management and Career Development. He is a committed Christian with a family of 3 adult children and 4 school age grandchildren. Stuart is married to a retired primary school teacher specialising in children with special educational needs and disabilities. In his spare time, Stuart travels internationally, supports adults returning to work and loves swimming.
Norman retired as Archdeacon of Berkshire in 2013. Since 1970, he has held a number of positions as a Curate in Clifton, Rector of Harwell with Chilton and Gerrards Cross with Fulmer. Norman has a Masters in Science and Economics from Churchill College, Cambridge as well as a BD in Theology from the London College of Divinity. He also spent one year as an articled clerk for Coopers and Lybrand. Norman has many years’ experience as a governor and is married to a retired teacher.
Freddie is a solicitor and one of the Directors of W Davies & Son Ltd. He has particular experience in employment law, specialising in commercial litigation in both High Court and County Court including contractual, partnership and employer /employee disputes. Freddie also has experience at local governor and trustee level for the past three years. In his spare time, he enjoys squash, tennis, cycling and sailing.
Pauline Alexander is the retired Executive Headteacher of Goldsworth Multi Academy Trust which includes Goldsworth Primary School and St John’s Primary and Nursery School. She has been a headteacher for 26 years in 4 successful schools taking one from an infant school to a primary, another from Ofsted category of Special Measures to Good and one from a 2-form to 3-form primary school. Pauline has worked as a Local Leader of Education supporting the leadership and management in several local schools. She is also a trained Leadership Coach.