Ian Butler

Ian is a retired Sergeant having served with North Yorkshire Police for 30 years. He has lived in Tadcaster since joining the Police in 1985 and is married with 5 grown up children. During his career he worked in Tadcaster and Selby and participated in many community-based projects focused on young people in the community.

Ian was a Governor at Riverside School in Tadcaster for 25 years, 21 of which was as Chair of Governors, until he stepped down from this role in July 2020. He completed the inaugural yearlong “Chair of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme” delivered by Carnegie Leaders in Learning in 2015. He was also the Safeguarding Governor and had particular responsibility for Headteacher performance, literacy, pay and appraisal. Ian believed passionately in the school’s residential trips for year 4 and 6 pupils to Malham and Wales and attended these residentials for over 20 years. He is a veteran of 5 OFSTED inspections the most recent of which found the school to be “Good.”

In his spare time Ian is Chair of the United Kingdom Police Fishing Section and apart from fishing Ian enjoys reading, walking and watching Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United.