School Council
Mrs L Nash

Mrs L Nash

BEd (Hons) FloD, ISM, Custos

Graduated in 1979 in Music and Education, Linda sang professionally and taught becoming Director of Music at William Morris School in London's state sector until 1987. Commitments of a new family and the management buyout of Taunton Cider saw Linda take a change of career direction becoming a founding shareholder of the company after a successful FTSE flotation. With her husband Linda founded Nash Bevan Associates in 1996. Over the last 18 years NBA has invested successfully in many UK and international companies alongside management teams and private equity funds.

Since setting up NBA Linda has used her skills in coaching and leadership roles on main boards of complex organisations, ranging from SMEs to large international concerns. Appointed as Non Executive and Chair of Audit at Musgrove Park Hospital in 1997 Linda became Chairman of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2004 stepping down in 2013 after completing a successful maximum 9 year tenure.

Linda continues to use her skills and experience in a non-executive capacity as a Trustee on the Board of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chairman of The Advisory Panel for NHS Governors and Knightstone Housing Group Ltd.

Linda is a qualified practising performance/executive coach, she also works with NHS Providers as a consultant providing training and development for Non-Executive Directors and Governors.

She has a keen interest in music and singing,walking, travel, cricket and gardening.

The Custos may be contacted by writing to her, care of the Clerk to the Governors, or by emailing clerk@kings-taunton.co.uk

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