My husband, Kevin McAleese, who has died aged 72 of prostate cancer, rose through the ranks to become a headteacher before moving into education consultancy and then into a range of non-executive roles. Kevin was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, to Marjorie Stromberg and her husband, James McAleese, a sales manager and decorated second world war air-gunner who served with Bomber Command. Kevin grew up in Eltham, south-east London, and went to the London Nautical school, in Lambeth, before signing up…