John Craggs Dr John Craggs

I have been a Governor since 2009 and my younger son attended the School in the 1990’s.

I have been Chairman of Governors (since 2012) and am also an ex-officio member of Finance and Estates, Learning and Teaching, and HR Committees

After gaining a doctorate in Chemistry (University of Birmingham), my career stages have been Industrial Development Chemist, Finance Director in industry and finally Managing Director of the largest independent passenger transport company in the region, which was successfully developed and then sold to a PLC.  I also gained diverse interests such as Member of Council at the University of Birmingham (2000-2008), where I am currently chairman of two University companies and pension scheme, and Member of University Court.  I have also been a non-executive director of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust since 2009, where I am chairman of the audit committee.

This wide experience at board level in the private sector (manufacturing and service) and public sector (health and education) is helpful in my role on the Governing Body as I am passionate about ensuring that the School continues to provide an outstanding education which produces pupils equipped both academically, and with the wider life-skills necessary for successful and happy lives.

I am a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands.  Married with three children and one young and lively grandson, I play tennis regularly with enthusiasm but indifferently! I am a member of The Lunar Society and Birmingham Civic Society.