Chris HaightonChris Haighton – Chair of Governors

Chris sits on the Finance and Personnel/Disciplinary Committees.

Academic qualifications – BSc in Mathematics

Chris is Head of Supplier Relationship Management for a major retailer. He has a background in Supply Chain and Project Management.

Chris has three children one of whom is at Bridgewater in the Senior School.


Lisa TysonLisa Tyson – Vice-Chair of Governors

Lisa also chairs the Education and Pupil Welfare Committee.

Academic qualifications – LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws University of Sheffield
LLM Master of Laws in Legal and Forensic Medicine UCLAN

Professional qualifications – Law Society Final Exam (LPC)
Member of the Law Society
Member of the Forum of Injury Lawyers

Lisa is a litigation lawyer at Keoghs LLP specialising in defendant insurance litigation working for the majority of major insurance companies.

Lisa has three children and is a former Bridgewater Parent.


Martin MossMartin Moss

Martin chairs the Finance and IT Development Committees.

Academic qualfications – BSC (Hons) Computer Science and Physics Manchester Polytechnic
MSc UMIST – Instrumentation and Analytical Science
PhD University of Liverpool – Optical Physics and Microbiology

Martin is an IT Manager for a home shopping retailer with 20 years’ experience in the IT Industry. Prior to that he worked in science research.

Martin is a current Bridgewater parent with a daughter in Seniors.


Jane JonesJane Jones

Jane sits on the Education and Pupil Welfare Committee.

Academic qualifications – BA (Hons) Manchester College of Art

Professional qualifications – Advanced Design Fellowship

Jane is a semi-retired art teacher. She now runs workshops in schools, teaches at Chethams School of Music and produces her own art work.

Jane is an ex member of staff at Bridgewater.


Scott BrenchleyScott Brenchley

Scott is a Parent Governor and sits on the Finance and IT Development Committees.

Academic qualifications – MSc in Strategic Business Management

Professional qualifications – Executive Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Scott is CEO of Tactus Ltd, a technology company.

Scott has four children, two of whom are in the Prep Department at Bridgewater.


Craig CheethamCraig Cheetham

Craig sits on the Finance Committee

Professional qualifications –  Member of the Institute of Financial Services
Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Craig is a Director at The Royal Bank of Scotland, working in the Corporate Transactions Team responsible for providing M&A finance to a wide range of businesses.

Craig has one son in the Prep Department at Bridgewater.


Jane CloseJane Close

Jane is Chair of the Personnel/Disciplinary Committee.

Professional  qualifications – Chartered Member of The Institute of Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
Member of Healthcare Fire Officers Association

Jane has a background in the Chemical Industry.  She diversified into Health and Safety Management and is now the Health and Safety Officer at a local hospice.

Jane has two children and is a former Bridgewater parent.


KathrynMortKathryn Mort

Kathryn sits on the Education and Child Welfare Committee.

Academic qualifications – BA (Hons)
Professional    NNEB
MA in Education

Kathryn is a Deputy Head teacher at a state primary school with over ten years’ experience in EYFS and Key Stages 1 and 2.

Kathryn has a son and is a former Bridgewater pupil.


Kirstie SimpsonKirstie Simpson

Kirstie sits on the Education and Pupil Welfare Committee

Academic qualifications – BSc Sport Science
MA Leisure & Tourism Management
Doctorate of Education (D.Ed.)

Kirstie is Head of Department, Sport & Community Engagement at the University of Chester.

Kirstie has two children but is not a Bridgewater Parent.


Nicholas Beesleynbeesley

Nicholas is a Parent Governor and chairs the Compliance and Governance Committee.

Academic qualifications – MA (Oxon) Physics

Nicholas is a retired Head Teacher.

Nicholas has two children in the Prep Department at Bridgewater.


Michael Gatenbymichael-gattenby

Mike has spent over 53 years in the pharmaceutical industry with a career spanning manufacturing, product development, sales, marketing and general management.

Mike recently retired and is now looking forward to using his commercial experience in his role as School Governor.

He sits on the Development and Finance Committees.

Mike has three married daughters and nine grandchildren aged from 9-21.  All living locally in Bolton, he is kept very busy.


Amanda Daggamanda-dagg

Amanda is a Parent Governor.

She sits on the Development and Finance Committees.

Academic qualifiations – BSc (Hons) in Information Technology.

Professional qualifications – Institute of Direct Marketing Diploma.

Amanda is the owner of a marketing communications consultancy, a director of a business that takes the individual through the financial process of high net worth divorce and is a business consultant and mentor in a variety of sectors.

Amanda has one son in the Senior School at Bridgewater.