Lorraine Swanson

Lorraine Swanson
Business & Operations Director

I have been working at Mary Rose Academy since 2008. I was born in Portsmouth and have lived here all my life so very familiar with the area. It isn’t until you speak to people who have moved to Portsmouth that you realise how fortunate you are to live in such a great city.

I am married with two daughters in their early twenties. Being the Business & Operations Director, overseeing 3 schools, is an extremely busy but rewarding role. I try to get to the gym as much as possible and very much enjoy travelling and holidaying abroad with my husband.

What excites you about your role within the Academy?

Where do I start about what excites me most about my role within the Academy? I have had the privilege of overseeing both Mary Rose & Cliffdale through Academy conversion and am now looking forward to doing the same for Redwood Park School. This role provides me with ever-changing opportunities to develop and no two days are ever the same!

What I love most about the job is seeing the achievements and progress all pupils make and how dedicated the staff are. Being the person who “holds the purse strings” I get to see how valuable resources are to enable everyone to aspire and achieve.

Mary Rose Academy is such a wonderful place to work and it is a great privilege to be part of such a great team.