Prof. Darren Shickle
Darren is Professor of Public Health at University of Leeds. He is the Chair of the Leeds East Academy Local Accountability Board and has been a Director of The White Rose Academies Trust since 2014.
Darren was previously Chair of the Standards Committees at Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy. He initially wanted to become a doctor because he wanted to make a difference and he has carried this on in his work as a public health doctor.
Darren believes there are great things about being an Academy Governor, whether it it witnessing students achieving great examination results or performing on the stage in the school musical, or hearing about fantastic achievements on the sports field; "An academy governor is always about making a difference, one student at a time, supporting students and staff to do their best."