BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Governors act as the trustees of the School in respect of its status as a charity. They also provide strategic guidance on the running of the School and are the court of last appeal on issues such as the exclusion of a pupil or employees' grievances. Crucially, they are responsible for appointing the Headmistress and Bursars.
At present, the Board of Governors consists of fifteen members with a wide range of knowledge and experience. Most of them are either current parents, former parents or alumnae, but some have no previous connection with the School and therefore provide an even broader perspective. They are all volunteers who receive no remuneration and gain no pecuniary advantage from their position, but without them the School could not function either legally or practically.
The current Governors are:
- Mr RWJ (Richard) Parry BA, Chairman (Pictured)
- Mr Simon Creedy-Smith, BA, ACA (Chairman of Finance and General Purposes Committee)
- Mr Richard C Farquharr
- Nicholas R Gold
- Mrs Joanna Grant Peterkin, BA
- Ms Fru Hazlitt
- Dr Caroline Hewitt (Mrs Cunningham) BSc FRCP
- Mr Nicholas Hornby BSc
- Mr Colin D Keogh
- Mr Matthew J Kirk, MA
- Mr Christopher Radford, BSc (Hons), FRICS
- Mr Anthony L Robinson
- Mr Stuart J Robinson, BA (Econ), PGCE, FRSA (Chairman of Education Committee)
- Mr John H Stephen, BSc, FRICS (Chairman of Estates Sub-Committee)
- Mrs Bridget N Wheeler, BSc
The Finance & Administration Bursar, Mr C (Colin) Kauntze-Cockburn FCCA acts as Clerk to the Governors.
The Chairman of Governors' postal address is: Farrer & Co, 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH
The full Board meets four times a year and there is a smaller Nominations Panel that is called together once a year to consider candidates for election as Governors. Committees (Finance and General Purposes (F&GP) and Education) and the Estates Sub-Committee also meet four times a year in advance of Board meetings. In addition, Governors meet at least once a year to fulfil their statutory obligations as directors and trustees of the School's various subsidiary bodies.