Julia Baldie

Lead HR Advisor for schools and academies

Term of Office:   October 2019 – September 2023


  • Currently the HR manager for HR operations, schools and academies for Torbay Council leading a team providing professional HR advice and guidance.
  • Qualified coach and mediator as well as providing Safer Recruitment training to schools and Trusts.
  • Background in teaching
  • Vice Chair of Governors at a Plymouth primary school
Chris Carey

Chris Carey

Retired Vice Principal

Term of Office:   April 2019 – March 2023


  • Taught Science and Chemistry at Stoke Damerel from 1990 until retirement in 2013 and part of senior leadership team
  • Vice Principal Key Stage 5
  • Head of Sixth Form, Timetable production and Head of Science
  • Served for five years in Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Married to Sandra for 38 years and a father to three daughters and grandfather to five
Steven Cornwell

Steve Cornwell


Term of Office:

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

DBS Current: Yes

  • Governor Stoke Damerel Community College
  • Parent Governor for over 20 years
  • Self employed running own company acting for specialist road traffic accidents
  • Specialising in investigating assaults causing injury or loss
  • Part of a sub-group of Governors who meet regularly with other interested parents
  • Both children attended Stoke Damerel Community College including Sixth Form
Gordon Cryer

Gordon Cryer

Retired Clergyman

Term of Office:

Meeting Attendance 2017/18:  100%

  • Was a governor of Stoke Damerel Community College for more than 20 years
Patricia Livsey

Patricia Livsey

Chief Executive of Eden Valley Hospice

Term of Office:

  • Extensive experience within the health sector, including national roles within the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Department of Health
  • Has also worked at a senior level within higher education for over 27 years of her career including at the University of Plymouth and the University of Cumbria
  • Appointed to Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership board