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Our Governors

Sue Northend – Chair of Governors

Member of the Finance, Administration & Estates Committee

Director of Human Resources for REAch2 Academy Trust.

Delyth Lynch – Vice Chair of Governors 

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee

Previously Deputy Head at Wellington College, Delyth also set up and ran one of the first girls houses there and masterminded their award winning parental masterclass programme. She was a Housemistress at Bromsgrove School prior to this where she also held the position of Director of Extra Curricular. Delyth remains passionate about pastoral care and the individual, especially after having had her own daughter in March 2016. She is a course mentor and tutor for the Boarding Schools’ Association and an ISI inspector. Delyth is also a keen triathlete and cook!

Kevin Gordon

Chair of the Marketing Committee

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee

I am an independent advisor, most recently advising Xynteo Ltd on the leadership aspects of the delivery of  energy-related projects. I have been Executive Director, Research & Strategic Consulting in a private equity company, managing $10 million of clientsportfolios in e-commerce/telecommunications sectors. Before this, I was CEO of a $4-million advanced materials business within BP. Other BP roles have included: supporting four oil companies under one virtualmanagement umbrella in a $12-million R&D programme. As BPs R&D Commercial Manager, I led, or participated in, re-structuring, IP management, merging tax and legal teams and accelerating joint ventures.

Simon Crew

Chair of the Finance, Administration & Estates Committee

Member of the Marketing Committee

Simon has over 20 year experience in the financial services sector and currently National Consulting Sales Leader at Mercer and his specific area of expertise is working with businesses to deliver engaging and cost effective solutions for employees across a range of well being and retirement benefits.

Simon has a particular interest in the independent sector, helping create and implement solutions for a large number of schools.

As a father to 4 years old twin girls who absorb much of his spare time, he does still manage to find some time to indulge in his passion for book collecting


Gerald Barber

Chair of the Education & Welfare Committee

Former Head (35 years), Ludgrove School. Governor of HG, Bradfield College and St Georges, Ascot. Many sports interests and sports-related posts, including the development of schools cricket and fives.

Regional Hon. Secretary (Newbury area) of Age Concern.

Two daughters are ex-pupils of White House School.

Stephanie Rose

Member of the Finance, Administration & Estates Committee

Member of the Marketing Committee

Solicitor and Partner at Clifton Ingram LLP with offices in Wokingham and Reading. Director of the national organisation, Solicitors for the Elderly.

David Macken

Member of the Finance, Administration & Estates Committee

Managing Director, Computing & Software, Founder & Managing Director of Systems Associate Ltd. Previously Business Unit Manager, Kodak & worked in the Merchant Navy as a Radio Officer.

Scout Leader in spare time & Fundraises for Rainbow Trust, Save The Children & PLAN. Also enjoys Motorcycling, including charitable rallies in India and other places.

Charles Gillow

Member of the Finance, Administration & Estates Committee

Charles Gillow has been Bursar of Twyford School, a prep school located near Winchester, since January 2015 and was bursar of Bearwood College, Wokingham from 2009 to 2014. Prior to becoming a bursar, Charles worked in the City for 12 years following 16 years’ service in the Royal Air Force. He is married to Stacy, a teacher in a local prep school

Trevor Marriott

Member of the Marketing Committee

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee

After graduating with a Physics and Electronics degree Trevor worked as a Design Engineer at Racal Electronics plc and qualified as a Chartered Electrical Engineer before moving into a number of senior sales management positions at Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Vodafone and Apple. In his last position Trevor managed the sales team responsible for the Public Sector and Apple’s largest corporate customers across the UK and Ireland. 

As a young man Trevor represented Great Britain in Karate at two World Championship’s and one Commonwealth Championship eventually achieving the rank of third dan. 

Both of Trevor’s sons are former pupils of Holme Grange School.  

Railton Blyth

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee


Clare Lyros

Member of the Education & Welfare Committee