Meet the Team


Name: Mr G Winter

Position: Named Careers Governor


Telephone: 01423 548800

About me: A Director of 3 companies in the Harrogate area I have over 35 years experience in managing and running companies within the IT, Corporate Finance and Automotive sector. 
Over that time I have built up a network of business contacts who both interview and employ a number of former students, graduates and young adults right across the county and am able to provide ‘the other side of the desk’ insight to the team 
Born and bred in Yorkshire I have lived in the town since 2003 and have been a school governor for over 10 years with 3 children going through Harrogate High School.


Name: Mr L Wilson

Position: Careers Leader & Assistant Head Teacher


Telephone: 01423 548800 


  • Leeds Beckett University- Sports & Exercise Science Degree

  • Leeds Beckett University – Post Graduation Certificate in Education in Physical Education 

About me:  I began my teaching career at Harrogate High School in 2011 as a newly qualified teacher and I have never looked back.  During my time at the school, I have developed a wealth of knowledge of teaching and learning and have worked tirelessly to accelerate the progress and outcomes of each student.  

Alongside my teaching role, I have also led on a number of whole school roles, in my role as the careers leader I have worked passionately to develop provision to ensure that students are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.  In 2018 we launched our new Shaping My Future programme which elevated our provision even further, as part of this, we developed our content from year 7 upwards and launched a new programme for one hour a week to all year 12 and year 13 students.  As part of our year 12/13 programme we seek to develop students skills and understanding of: life skills, financial literacy, online safety, routes in education.  In order to support us with this we have a wide range of presenters with specific expertise from the world of work and former students as part of our alumni programme.

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Name: Ms B Ashby

Position: External Independent Careers Advisor


Telephone: 01423 548800 ext 239 


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)
  • Masters in Business Administration MBA
  • ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • Level 6 in Career Development and Guidance
  • Accredited Mediator


About me:  

I have been a HR Director for over 20 years working mainly in Heath and Care Sector operating at Board level. During my career in Human Resource Management I have managed large people change programmes to transform organisations, employee engagement programmes, delivering large scale leadership development programmes and coaching senior level executives. I set up my own business in 2014 which provides Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Conflict Resolution Mediation and Outplacement support for individuals who are facing a career transition. 

I am also a Board Director of Northern Star Academies Trust and Interim Chair of Governors at New Park Primary Academy. 

I have been working with students at Harrogate High School on a voluntary basis since the beginning of 2014.  I support students with Career Information, Education and Guidance and participate on a weekly basis with the Shaping My Future Programme.  I also support the Head of Careers accompanying students on visits to universities and further education establishments.

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