School Governors

The Chair can be contacted by liaising with the Clerk to the Governors, Lt Col Gus Scott-Masson on 01963 210765 or [email protected]

MR I LUCAS

Position:
Chair of Governors, Education (Chair), Pastoral and Boarding (Chair), Nominations

Ian Lucas has been in independent education since 1976. His experience includes teaching, boarding, administration, IT development and policy. Amongst his school activities he led expeditions to many out of the way places, was the musical director of a number...

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MR S GRIFFITH

Position:
Deputy Chair, F&GPC and Enterprises (Chair)

Simon Griffith grew up in London, but with periods living overseas and at boarding school, he studied International Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth and has an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University. Between 1988 and 2004 he was a...

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MRS S GORDON WILD

Position:
F&GPC, Pastoral and Boarding

Sarah Gordon Wild has a BSc (Hons) from Aberdeen University and an MSc from Imperial College, University of London. She was a Biotechnology Investment Analyst in the City from 1983 to 1986. She then moved to New York City where...

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MR D MCKECHNIE

Position:
F&GPC (Chair) and Enterprises

Dermot McKechnie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over twenty years of investment banking experience. The majority of this was gained at Cazenove & Co. (latterly as a partner) and JPMorgan Cazenove. He currently lives full time in Somerset.

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DEACON M BROWN

Position:
Education

Deacon Mark Brown grew up in Plymouth where he attended St. Boniface College before training as a teacher at St. Mary’s Strawberry Hill. Mark qualified as a teacher in 1986 and has been teaching for over 30 years, firstly as...

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MRS D MARTIN

Position:
Safeguarding

Dawn Martin has taught in Primary education for the past thirty years. Before retiring she held senior posts in a Roman Catholic Primary School in Surrey. She served as teacher Governor and mentored for newly qualified teachers. She served the...

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MS V SIMMONS DE FONTANALS

Position:
F&GPC

Valerie Simmons de Fontanals qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1973 and then moved from London to work in private practice in Bath. In 1980 she began her own Architectural Practice and in 1997 gained an MSc from Bath University...

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MRS R PEACOCK

Position:
Health and Safety, Nominations

Rebecca Peacock is an Old Antonian and former teacher at Leweston. As a Dramatherapist and Teacher she works therapeutically with adults and children struggling with a range of mental health needs and currently specialises in re-engagement in education programmes for...

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MRS S CROWTHER

Position:
Education

Sarah Crowther was born and grew up in Sherborne, boarding at Leweston while her parents worked in local Sherborne schools. She loved the breadth of education that Leweston offered and continued with her interests in sports, music and drama when...

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MRS A HUGHES

Position:
Pastoral and Boarding

Anna Hughes grew up in North Wales but has lived in Somerset for thirty years.  She has a degree in Geography and Anthropology and worked in publishing at Oxford University Press for a number of years.  Since 1990 she has...

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PROFESSOR T MEEHAN

Position:
Nominations and Governance

Professor Tony Meehan enjoyed a successful media, marketing and communications career in Scotland before retiring to Sherborne in 2013. He was chairman of his own public relations consultancy, TMA Communications Limited. During his career, he has held a wide range...

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MR S GREENWOOD

Position:
Enterprises

Simon Greenwood enjoyed a public-school education at Winchester College.  He first came to live in West Dorset in 1972 on leaving school when he was a farm student at Ryme Intrinseca before going to Reading University in 1973 to study...

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