The Right Reverend Paul Ferguson

Bishop of Whitby, with a key role in the oversight of the Church of England’s work across the Diocese of York

Chair of the York Diocesan Board of Education

Trained as a teacher before ordination

Experienced school governor in inner-London and rural primary schools; currently Chair of Dales Multi-Academy Trust

Chair of the Board of DBE Services Ltd (a company owned by the dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and York for the marketing of educational and property services)