CHRISTINE DURE-SMITH ACA
(BOARD OF GOVERNORS - PARENT GOVERNOR)
Christine Dure-Smith is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and is a senior member of the legal team at Merlin Entertainments plc as Senior Contracts Director. She has been employed by Merlin since 1995, having started in finance, eventually taking charge of the financial control in the Capital Projects division (Merlin Magic Making) and more recently moved to a senior role in the legal team.
Christine’s key area of focus in Merlin at present is around the negotiation of significant contracts for Merlin including new leases for smaller attractions, new LEGOLAND Parks, new intellectual Property relationships, permits and licenses for new attractions, and coordinating the legal process for any sale or acquisitions Merlin makes.
Christine is married and a mother of 3 boys, all of whom attend/ attended FSM. Christine has joined the board as a parent governor and is keen to support the school with her commercial acumen having seen that happy children really do succeed.