Mr Dodds was educated at Newlands School FCJ and St Mary’s Sixth Form in Middlesbrough before completing a Geology degree at Imperial College in London. On leaving university, he worked in the oil and chemical industry before moving to the Environment Agency and then into local government. Mr Dodds is currently a Practice Manager in County Durham and Director of a General Practitioner Federation. He is married with two children, one who attends St Cuthbert’s and one who attends St Leonard’s.
Mr Dodds is a Foundation Governor and the current Chair of Governors. He is the Link Governor for Maths.