North Cornwall Learning Trust

Tom Imber

Name: Tom Imber


I was born and brought up in Shaftesbury, Dorset and went to the local grammar school. I went to Oxford University to study Maths, and got a Ist class degree there.

I joined Prudential, now M&G, as a trainee actuary and qualified in 1975. Having already received my M.A., I was entitled (and still am) to use the initials M.A. F.I.A.

After working in many different areas of the business, I retired in 2009, and in 2015, my wife and I moved from London to St. Teath, having always loved the area.

St Teath is a wonderful community, and both my wife and I are very involved in it.

We have four children and, as of February 2021, four grandchildren.

Governor Experience:

Two of my children studied at Dame Alice Owen’s School (DAOS) in Potters Bar, a secondary school with over 1,400 students, and I was a foundation governor there for over fifteen years, and became a trustee when DAOS converted to Academy status. I was vice-chair for a number of years, and also chaired the personnel committee. During my time there, I was heavily involved in choosing a new head, which I believe is the most important thing a governing body has to do.

Why a Trustee:

I want to support the communities of North Cornwall by helping to give the children in the area access to the best possible education they can get. It is so very important. When I was a governor previously, I believe I made a positive difference and I really enjoyed my role. I aim to do the same at NCLT.