Chris HaightonChris Haighton – Chair of Governors

Chris sits on the Education Committee.

Academic qualifications – BSc in Mathematics

Chris is Head of Logistics 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 Sixth Form.

Lisa TysonLisa Tyson – Vice-Chair of Governors

She also chairs the Business Development Committee and is the Governor with responsibility for Health & Safety.

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 retired litigation lawyer from Keoghs LLP and specialised in defendant insurance litigation working for the majority of major insurance companies.

Lisa has 3 children and is a former Bridgewater Parent.



Martin MossMartin Moss

Martin chairs the Finance Committee.

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 Sixth Form.

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 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, three of whom are in the Prep Department at Bridgewater and one who is in the Senior department.

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 Senior Director at Clydesdale Yorkshire Banking Group, working in Specialised and Acquisition Finance responsible for providing M&A finance to a wide range of businesses.

Craig has one son in the Prep Department at Bridgewater.


KathrynMortKathryn Mort

Kathryn sits on the Education and Child Welfare Committee and is the Governor responsible for Child Protection.

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. He chairs the Compliance and Governance Committee and sits on the Business Development Committee.

Academic qualifications – MA (Oxon) Physics

Nicholas is a retired Head Teacher.

Nicholas has two children, both in the Senior School 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.


Chris Ryan 

Chris is currently a senior manager in the private healthcare sector having previously held head of and director roles in the financial sector.

Sales, Marketing, Finance, Distribution and general management are his main areas of expertise.

Professional qualifications – In addition he holds the CII financial planning certificate as well as G60 advanced Pensions. Chris is also qualified in advanced executive coaching and EQI (emotional intelligence)

Chris is has 2 children, and is a former Bridgewater Parent.