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The Committee of the Haileybury Parents’ Association comprises parents of boys and girls at Haileybury.

As well as a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, it also includes a representative for each House as well as representatives from the school staff. Details of all the members are included on this page.

Parents’ Association Committee

The Haileybury Parents’ Association (HPA) was formed in recognition of the emerging role that parents play in the modern independent school. Key to its function is the Committee. This includes the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, in addition to individual House representatives and the current Staff representative.

Details of each member, including contact details, are provided below.

Officers

Chair

Wendy Hodges-Jackson (Kipling)
hpa-w.hodges-jackson@haileybury.com


I live in Tonwell with my husband Ian and two children Ella and Ollie. Ella completed her education at Haileybury a year ago and has spent the last year travelling. She will be starting her degree at Southampton Uni this September to study Biomedical Science. Ollie is in L6 (Kipling) and is a weekly boarder. Ollie is a sports and music scholar who plays the violin and guitar.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs Otto and Alfie and catching up with friends. Ian my husband is a Governor for Haileybury Turnford.

Secretary

Deborah Hurd
hpa-d.hurd@haileybury.com


We relocated from Singapore in 2017 after 11 years away from the UK and we have settled in Goffs Oak where I live with my husband, Chris and our three children. Our eldest daughter, Emilia is due to start at the University of Manchester this September, Oliver is now in Fifths (Kipling) after starting in Lower School and our youngest, Ella is now in LS2. I enjoy walking our dog Lola, reading and spending time with my family and friends, usually over wine.

Treasurer

Fiona Ghosh
hpa-f.ghosh@haileybury.com


As a family, we have been involved with Haileybury since 2016 when my older son, JJ, started in Removes at Edmonstone. He is now on his way to Loughborough University and my younger son, Alex, is going into Middles in Kipling. I am Scottish by birth, but grew up in South Africa so speak with a terribly confusing accent. My background is in fashion retail and I now work as a consultant on retail IT projects. My husband, Joydip, is an investment banker, and we live in Radlett with our Airedale Terrier, Lulu. We enjoy eating out and, in normal times, fit in as much travelling as we can. Along with Julia Tupper, I have been HPA rep for Edmonstone for a couple of years. Now having handed that role on to Vanessa Foreman, I am looking forward to my new role as HPA Treasurer, supporting Wendy Hodges-Jackson and all the HPA reps.

Staff representative

Michael Owen
m.owen@haileybury.com


Michael became HM of Batten in 2018 following 5 years as the school’s very first director of rugby. He lives in Batten with his wife Lucy and 3 children Ellie (19), Liv (16) and Sonny (13). Michael also teaches PE and coaches several other sports.

House representatives

Alban’s

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Belinda Mckenna
hpa-b.mckenna@haileybury.com


I live in Waterford, just outside Hertford, with my husband Ian. I have 3 children all of whom attended Haileybury. My youngest, Elizabeth (Lizzie), is in 6th form in Albans. My eldest, Georgie, is currently studying medicine at Cambridge and William is reading Urban Planning at Newcastle University. After qualifying as a solicitor I worked in the city for many years but currently work part time in early years at a local private school. I enjoy supporting my children in all their sporting endeavours, whether at school, university or Hertford hockey and rugby clubs. I also enjoy walking the dog, gardening and generally keeping fit.

Allenby

Anita Gregory
hpa-a.gregory@haileybury.com


We have recently relocated to Buntingford where I live with my two children, 4 dogs and 1 cat. My son Nicholas is studying Mechanical Engineering at University and my daughter Aimee will be going into year 11 and is in Allenby having joined Haileybury in year 7. Both of my children attended Berkhamsted School before Aimee joined Haileybury. Aimee loves sport both at school as well as participating in clubs outside and has thoroughly enjoyed the past four years at Haileybury. We all look forward to the rest of her time at Haileybury. It has been a very positive experience for all of us and I am delighted to be part of the HPA.

Bartle Frere

Cecilia Chioma Nwobi-Jokisch (joint rep)
hpa-c.nwobi-jokisch@haileybury.com


I live in Wheathampstead, near Harpenden and St Albans in Hertfordshire. My husband Philipp and I have 3 boys and a lively Pointer (dog) called Ashley. Our middle son, Kaspar Jokisch is currently at Haileybury (Lower 6, Battle Frere). I am Nigerian, English and American, and my husband is German, so we are an international family and constantly travelling. I am a lawyer by profession – I run my own Law firm where we provide support to technology businesses with commercial contract. I enjoy theatre, travelling and family time. My family love Haileybury and I thought it would be good to get more involved.

Batten

Anna-Silvia Dooley
hpa-a.dooley@haileybury.com


I live in St Albans, with my husband Peter and two sons Freddie and Samuel. Freddie is entering Lower Sixth and Sam is joining the school in Removes; both are boarding. Sam has just won an academic scholarship! I am an artist and run my own business ‘Arthouse16’, teaching adults and children from a studio at home. I am grateful to hubby Peter who has a more serious job in the city. I also teach art in Harpenden and volunteer with the Christian group Step, who do workshops extensively in the area. I also really enjoy amateur, international ski racing for the Kandahar ski club. Thanks for welcoming me!

Colvin

Lindsey Davies (joint rep)
hpa-l.davies@haileybury.com

I am in my 11th year at Haileybury as a parent (I am married to Julian) – Chester and Felix were in Bartle Frere and are now working. My daughter Kitty is in Lower Sixth in Colvin. As I have five dogs I’m kept busy at home, but I am also a supply teacher during term time.


Sally Cartwright (joint rep)
hpa-s.cartwright@haileybury.com

I live in Muswell Hill in London with my husband Adrian, three children and a very energetic Tibetan terrier called Hugo. I have two children who are still at Haileybury: Annabel in Upper Sixth (Allenby) and Jessica in Lower Sixth (Colvin). Christian, my son, left Haileybury (Batten) last year and is studying PPE at Exeter University. All of them thrive/have thrived on the busy life at Haileybury.
In a former life, I worked as a capital markets lawyer for Linklaters in London and New York before moving to head up a team of lawyers on a trading floor at an investment bank. More recently, I have gone back to university to study Theology and am project managing a whole house renovation. I am delighted to participate in the HPA and look forward to contributing in any way I can.

Edmonstone

Juila Tupper
hpa-j.tupper@haileybury.com

I have two sons at Haileybury – Harry in Lower Sixth and Archie in Middles. Both are day boys as we live in Little Berkhamsted about 15 minutes from school. My husband is an equine vet and I work for a law firm in St Albans focusing on private wealth clients. I have a stepdaughter, Sophie, who lives in Bristol. We have two dogs Polo and Edna (both rehomes) and a house rabbit. There isn’t a lot of spare time but I love walking my dogs, gardening, sneaking into London when I can and a good bottle of wine/large G&T.


Vanessa Freeman
hpa-v.freeman@haileybury.com

I live a short walk away from Haileybury in Hertford Heath with my son Thomas who is in Upper 6TH and a weekly boarder, my daughter Olivia who has left Haileybury, now at Durham University and our beloved Pug Hugo. Both children formerly attended Duncombe School.

Hailey

Lese Carter
hpa-l.martin@haileybury.com


I live in Benington, whilst my husband Ian lives and works in New York, commuting back to the U.K. to spend time with us when he can. In the past I worked for BBC Television as a Production Manager/Script Supervisor across many different programmes from News and Current Affairs through to BBC Drama Series. I have one daughter in Hailey who has been boarding since LS1 and is now going into U6.

Kipling

Wendy Hodges-Jackson
hpa-w.hodges-jackson@haileybury.com


I live in Tonwell with my husband Ian and two children Ella and Ollie. Ella completed her education at Haileybury a year ago and has spent the last year travelling. She will be starting her degree at Southampton Uni this September to study Biomedical Science. Ollie is in L6 (Kipling) and is a weekly boarder. Ollie is a sports and music scholar who plays the violin and guitar. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs Otto and Alfie and catching up with friends. Ian my husband is a Governor for Haileybury Turnford.

Lawrence

Patience Akande
hpa-p.akande@haileybury.com


I live in Dunstable with my husband Ade, three children and two cats, Ziggy and Jazzy. Adeola, our first child at Haileybury, enjoys boarding and with three scholarships is quite a busy girl. We joined year 9 removes during the pandemic from Beechwood Park school, St Albans. My two youngest (7) (11) also moved from Beechwood park about the same time and attends The Kings School in Harpenden. Anita will be joining year 9 removes in 2023.

Once upon a time I worked in the banking sector at Canary Wharf then decided to retrain as a social worker. After several years, I retrained again as a psychotherapist, and I currently work for the Tavistock & Portman NHS trust in London and have a private practice. I look forward to learning about all things Haileybury and participating in the HPA.

Lower School 2

Deborah Hurd
Hpa-d.hurd@haileybury.com


We relocated from Singapore in 2017 after 11 years away from the UK and we have settled in Goffs Oak where I live with my husband, Chris and our three children. Our eldest daughter, Emilia is due to start at the University of Manchester this September, Oliver is now in Fifths (Kipling) after starting in Lower School and our youngest, Ella is now in LS2. I enjoy walking our dog Lola, reading and spending time with my family and friends, usually over wine.

Lower School 1

Jo Harvey
hpa-j.harvey@haileybury.com


I moved to Hertingfordbury from Essendon approximately one year ago with my two children Maisie, who is in LS2 and Freddie who has just started LS1. Both children previously attended St Joesphs In The Park Prep School. In a former life I worked in digital advertising for Microsoft and Yahoo! However I have not returned to this environment since having children. Now they are both at Haileybury I have more time and usually spend it practicing yoga, going to the gym or walking our doberman – Harper. I also indulge my creative side through an interest in ceramics and pottery. I am looking forward to getting involved with the social side of Haileybury, which we missed last year.

Melvill

Jessica Giles
hpa-j.giles@haileybury.com


I live in Kings Orchard just behind Rochester Cathedral having moved from a parish in Enfield after lockdown 1 for my husband to take up the role of Chancellor at the Cathedral. I am a non-practising barrister working as a lecturer for the Open University Law School. My interdisciplinary research explores human rights law, philosophical theology and religion. I also work on constitutional law modules. My daughter, Maria, joined Haileybury in the lower VIth last year and will be studying for the final year of the IB in the Upper VIth this year. In addition to my legal work, I sing with the Rochester Cathedral voluntary choir. Prior to Maria joining the school I last visited when I myself was a VIth former at a local school, to compete in a cross country match (too many years ago to admit!).

Thomason

Michelle Cooper
hpa-m.cooper@haileybury.com


I live in Great Amwell with my husband Nick, and our two sons who are both at Haileybury. Lewis is currently in Upper Sixth (Year 13) and Austin is in Fifths (Year 11).

Trevelyan

Helen Grimberg (joint rep)
hpa-h.grimberg@haileybury.com

I live in Harpenden with my husband Adam, 2 boys Ben and Toby, and our working cocker spaniel Freddie. My boys are weekly borders in Trevelyan in middles and fifths. I’ve been a Partner in a City law firm for 25 years and more recently I’ve taken a part time role. This means I’m now enjoying getting fit, spending more time dog walking, watching my boys play rugby and cricket and managing their busy social lives! I’m just about to learn to play golf so I can be involved a bit more when the family plays – but we’ll see how that goes….

I’ve also become a school Governor which is hugely rewarding and a great insight into the education sector. I’m really looking forward to helping with some long overdue in person HPA events this year.


Sarah Dyer (joint rep)
hpa-s.dyer@haileybury.com

I live in the village of Braughing. My son Archie is in middles (Trevelyan) he joined Haileybury in Lower School and was formerly at Duncombe. I am really looking forward to being part of the HPA team and Trevelyan community.