Governor had no inkling of MBE

5th January 2007 at 00:00
(Photograph) - When Gregory Hinds (above) was asked to become a governor at his children's school, he had no idea it would lead to an MBE in the New Year Honours, writes Jill Tunstall.

His main role is as a sounding board for the head and staff of St Alban's RC high in Pontypool, Torfaen, says the self-employed management consultant from Crickhowell, Powys.

"A lot of governor relationships fall down because people go into it thinking they have to criticise and find things that are wrong.

"I like the management book that says go around looking for things that are right and praise people."

Others honoured include Hywel Jones, who was made an OBE. He runs Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, which has provided Welsh-language nursery education for 15,000 children during his 13 years as chief executive.

Former headteacher Hilary Farley, who recently retired from Gladstone primary in Barry, south Wales, was made an MBE for services to education.

New Year Honours, page 10

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