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Darren Nice (Governor and Member of the Trust)

Mr Darren Nice

I have two daughters that have both completed their primary education at Hook with Warsash and my wife is Assistant Head teacher at the Academy. I enjoyed two years as the Treasurer on the PTFA raising funds for activities and equipment for the pupils. I am currently employed as Head of Information Systems for a defence company. Previous to this role I worked for VT Flagship as Director of Operations across the Royal Navy Training Establishments responsible for 900 civilian staff delivering training to Officers and Ratings. I am qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and completed an MBA (Distinction) at the University of Southampton in 2010 writing a dissertation on Service Quality. I have an interest and background in E-Learning.

I was originally elected as a Parent Governor by the parents of pupils of the Academy. However, when my term ended in April 2016 I became an Appointed Governor appointed by the members of the Academy Trust with my original term ending on 31 March 2020.I am delighted that I have been re-appointed until 31 March 2024.


I am the Internal Audit Officer for the Academy Trust and am a member of both the Resources Committee and of the Governance & Audit Committee (of which I am chair). I was appointed by the Members as a Member of the Trust.


Pecuniary and other interests: My wife is a member of staff of the Academy.

First appointed as a Governor 23/07/2012

Appointed as a Member of the Trust 11/09/2013


Updated October 2021