NIGEL BLOWER (OW 1982)

 

Nigel attended Wolverhampton Grammar School from 1975 to 1982 going on to study Electrical Engineering at the University of Bradford.  He has 25 years’ experience in Strategy and Project Management within the IT industry, including experience in Law, Consumer Products, Forest Products, Oil and Gas, Chemicals and Utilities sectors.

Nigel moved to the USA in 1997 and married Julie (who grew up in Philadelphia) in 1999; they have a 14 year old son Aaron. He still has one eye on the Wolves with an annual trip to the Molineux! He has often been struck by the contrasts between the US and UK, however both countries recognise that education is a critical opportunity for everyone. He admits the politics and the funding approaches are different, but the issues are the same – how do we give children an excellent education which will support them in a globally competitive world.

His reflections on his time at WGS made him realise that he took a lot for granted and is increasingly appreciative of the opportunities he was given – a core focus and expectation around academic excellence together with opportunities in sport and culture.  Each time he reads a copy of the Wulfrunian or walks past the grounds he is impressed by how the school has changed with the times and yet retained this core of excellence.

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