Irene has over 17 years' experience in governance and was previously chair of governors at Foxfield Primary School. During her time as a governor there, the school was awarded the Governor Mark in 2016. At the request of the local authority, Irene became the chair of a different governing body at another local primary school to support them in moving forward.
Before she retired, Irene was head of HR at Greenwich Council and has significant experience in supporting schools with HR policy and management. She also has extensive knowledge of employment law. Irene is company secretary and clerk to governors at two academies in Bromley.