Leyland Ridings MBE JP

Leyland Ridings MBE JP

Local Community Governor

Resources Team member

Mr Leyland Bradshaw Ridings MBE JP was elected to the County Council in 1997 as the Conservative Member for Sandwich and has been a Governor at Sandwich Technology School since 1999. He serves on the Resources Team and is ‘critical friend’ to the Head of the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme and Sixth Form Core Provision.

Born in Australia, he came to England in 1964. After service in the Royal Australian Air Force, he trained as a Chartered Accountant and has lived in East Kent since 1984.

Leyland is a former Governor of Canterbury Christ Church University and, in addition to his role at STS, is presently a Governor of Preston County Primary School, the Marsh Academy and the Duke of York’s Royal Military School. He is a Trustee of Kent Music School, the Kent Foundation and Canterbury Christ Church University Students’ Union. He is a member of the Council of the Order of St John Ambulance, chairs the Civilian Military Partnership for Kent, County President of the Royal British Legion and a retired Justice of the Peace.

Leyland’s interests are cricket and gardening.