Mr Andy Beadsworth
I have lived in Warsash and the surrounding area for a quarter of a century and have been associated with the school as a satisfied parent for six years. (In September 2015, I embarked on another six). I believe the Academy is an important keystone in our community and I am pleased to be able to participate and contribute in the governance of the Academy as a Parent Governor working with the current team to continue to improve its success into the future. I look forward to the journey ahead.
I graduated as a Civil Engineer from Southampton University in 1990 and worked for a short time in the industry for a large contractor, Tilbury Douglas, before committing myself to the discipline of Olympic Sailing. I have enjoyed some success, competing at two Olympic Games and participating in non-competing roles in three others, notably coaching Shirley Richardson, Sarah Webb and Sarah Ayton to a Gold Medal in Athens 2004. I have maintained a self-employed status for twenty years and enjoy working in the yachting industry on a variety of different projects in a variety of roles including the Americas Cup in 2003 with GBR Challenge and working with clients from the financial world to win two World Championships in the past 7 years.
I am a member of Warsash Sailing Club.
I am a Parent Governor elected by the parents of pupils of the Academy and my term ends on 11 March 2018.
I am a member of the Sites & Buildings Committee.
Pecuniary and other interests: none
Updated 21 September 2016