Liz is a pub landlady in Aylesbury. She is a business woman, counsellor, confidant, cleaner, employer and before coming to Aylesbury she ran educational and training consultancy. She has advised on educational projects to encourage pupils to consider careers in STEM. She is particularly proud of the work she has done getting pupils from deprived areas to go to study for professional careers. She has published articles on education and a book on mathematics education for gifted and talented pupils. She still runs training consultancy in business intelligence systems for a large international retailer. Liz has a PhD in history and philosophy of mathematics, looking at non Eurocentric approaches to the history of mathematics. She represented Aylesbury at the Labour Party Conference, giving a speech on fighting the Tories in Aylesbury – and she can dance!
Meetings can’t go ahead without a Chair! So, the main responsibility of the Vice Chair is to stand in for the CLP Chair when they’re not available; chairing meetings, making sure they’re run in a fair and open way, and ensuring everyone is listened to and has their say. Just like CLP Chairs, Vice Chairs need to be well organised, great communicators and to have the ability to make sure meetings stay on track. Along with the other officers, the Vice Chair contributes to the strategic direction and development of the CLP.