Gareth Jones - Co-opted
Gareth is a co-opted governor, appointed in July 2020. He started his career in software engineering for IBM near Winchester, after studying at Southampton University. Gareth is Vice President of Intellectual Property at BenevolentAI, a company sitting at the intersection of technology and drug discovery. He has also held roles at Microsoft and Vodafone, and at tech start-up SwiftKey.
Gareth is keen to use his governor role as an opportunity to give back to the local community. As a parent of 2 children at a local primary school, he is interested in education. Gareth enjoys learning and is looking forward to developing and applying his commercial, strategic, and legal experience to help the school.