Hi, Can anyone please advise. If a governor is a partner in a private company, which supports and helps schools in converting to acadamies, declares a business interest, do they then have to withdraw from meetings regarding conversion to acadamy status? Is the governor allowed to foward an email to all school staff inviting them to a meeting to be held by his own company, along with other companies and banks which promotes conversion to acadamy. Is it ethical that he should be allowed to make a presentation to governors on the subject of conversion? My concern is that this person has a business interest and may therefore have undue influence. Normally governors have a strict policy of ensuring that anyone with a business interest withdraws from areas of governance that may be influenced by those interests, but with this one they seem to be turning a blind eye - perhaps because some of the governors are pro-acadamy! I am not sure where to find out about the legalities of what is happening. Many thanks.