Born and raised in Scunthorpe (North Lincolnshire), I spent the first 12 years of my career working in the Ministry of Defence, initially with the Army Reserve working in HR and recruitment, and for the last five and a half years as a Regional Staff Officer with Central & East Region Royal Air Force Air Cadets.  Based out of a headquarters at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire, key responsibilities included HR, safeguarding, casework and training safety, as well as managing a number of large and complex projects.  In recognition of my work on one such project I was awarded a Chief of the Air Staff’s Personal Commendation in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2018.

In January 2020 I was delighted to join Ormiston Maritime Academy as their Operations Manager, with key responsibilities including finance, infrastructure/building compliance, health & safety, catering, ICT, data protection and educational visits.  In addition to this I am the Academy DofE Manager, responsible for coordinating the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.

Mr N Wilks, Operations Manager