Governor Profiles

Alan Budenberg - Chair of Governors/Parent GovernorAlan Budenberg

I have over 30 years' experience in the finance industry, managing projects, developing systems and am currently an Investment Manager within a large city centre Wealth Manager.

I have also previously held the role of President of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment - the professional body which overseas investment managers.

I was elected as a Parent Governor in 2014, after my daughter started at Sale Grammar School in 2012. I have been a Governor at two schools previously and now have almost 20 years' experience on different Governing Boards.

With my experience in the finance industry for over 30 years I initially joined the Finance and Audit Group, reviewing and monitoring the school budget and am now also a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

I was nominated for the position of Chair of Governors in December 2015 and now oversee the work of the Governors.

Aileen Kirkham - Community Governor


As an ex pupil from many years ago (I left in 1973 and then it was an all-girls school) I was pleased to be invited to join the Board of Governors. I am an SEO in the Risk Analysis Division of the Education Funding Agency (part of the Department of Education).
My work consists of undertaking all aspects of financial monitoring and governance to give assurance that public money has been correctly spent.
I hope that my knowledge and experience will ensure that Sale Grammar School remains one of the best.
Outside of work and as I live in Warrington I have been an avid rugby league supporter for over 25years. I now have the pleasure of attending matches with my 13 year old granddaughter (one of my 7 grandchildren) who has turned out to be what is referred to as a ‘natural fan'.

David Citrine - Community Governor

I was a pupil at Sale Boys Grammar School before the Grammar schools merged. I now live very close to the school and was pleased to be able to join the Board of Governors and to represent the local community as a community governor. Outside the school I have held a number of senior Advocacy and Communications posts in both public and private sectors. For the past six years I have worked in a senior role for the national office of Arts Council England, developing and investing £2.4billion in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives supporting a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries throughout England.
I am an active and productive member of the Board of Governors, helping to provide strategic leadership, development and accountability for the school and helping to make a positive contribution to young peoples' educational career.
Outside work I am a Director on the Board of Trustees at a local theatre.

Philip Roberts - Staff Governor

I have taught at Sale Grammar School for 18 years, working within the Chemistry Department  and as a pastoral leader.  My time at the school has been incredibly rewarding.  I have had the privilege to work with hard working and enthusiastic students, as well as a dedicated team of colleagues.

Taking on the role of Staff Governor has been a great opportunity to volunteer my services further, to a school that I have been proud to work for for so long.

Mrs Victoria Hole - Parent Governor

I am a Sale resident and have lived in Trafford for most of my life. I worked at Sale Grammar School as the ICT/Finance Administrator, part of the ICT Team. The key part of my role was to liaise with parents and provide support with ICT aspects of school such as ParentPay, Schoolcomms, and the new SIMS Parent App and Parental Portal. My daughter attends SGS and so being both a parent and an ex-employee of the school gives me a unique insight and understanding of how the school operates. In previous roles I have worked for large, multinational companies and a well-known bank. More recently my roles have been PA roles. Prior to this I lead many Process Improvement projects for a large utility company. These projects involved setting objectives, and reviewing progress against both targets and budgets. Recently, my husband and I have begun our own business, and so I have gained knowledge in HR/Pensions/Health and Safety and Marketing.

Mrs Caroline Royle - Parent Governor

In a career spanning 32 years as a police officer within Greater Manchester Police I have developed a wide range of skills and experience.

In parallel with my police career I have undertaken a number of community based part-time roles and I am currently a registered chaperone for Trafford and I practice at The Halle Youth Choir and Oldham Theatre Workshop. In addition, I am the Safeguarding Officer for Altrincham Netball Club and manage The Year 5 Mosquitoes Netball Team. More recently I have become a volunteer at Timperley Duke of Edinburgh scheme and I am currently exploring with SGS whether we could make this more accessible to SGS pupils.