NAME: Roger Aspinall
OCCUPATION: Board Chairman, School Sponsor
FAMILY: Brett Aspinall (Son)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 2, Episode 1
DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 2, Episode 12
PORTRAYED BY: Nick Sidi
REASON FOR LEAVING: Livid when he discovered the truth about Davina's fling with Brett, Roger demanded that Jack sack her immediately or lose his funding. For once, Jack chose not to be blinded by Roger's money and refused. Roger was last seen storming out of the school, taking Jack's dream of a City Academy with him.
Roger is a dynamic, designer-suited Waterloo Road "old-boy" turned self-made millionaire. An undiagnosed dyslexic, he was picked on during his school days by his teachers - in particular Grantly Budgen, who accused him of being lazy and stupid. Driven by a determination to prove him wrong, he went on to become one of the richest men in the north of England.
His plans to turn Waterloo Road into an academy within the year are for mainly altruistic reasons, but the advertising opportunity of the "Roger Aspinall Academy" is an added bonus he can't ignore.