I'm a Co-opted Governor at Cavendish, and Chair of the Finance Committee. I was co-opted based on my experience of education policy and data, as a Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities at UCL Institute of Education. My research is focused on social mobility and the important role that education plays in creating opportunities for children. I am passionate about improving life chances, using systematic approaches and the best possible research available to ensure that every child is given opportunities to succeed. Two of my three children currently attend Cavendish and have flourished there, because of both the wonderful teaching they receive and the warm and welcoming environment. In addition to my role at Cavendish, I am also the Deputy Chair of Governors at Queens Manor primary school in Fulham.