Governors & Council


Alan Pilgrim BSc FCA (Chairman)

Alan’s career was primarily in healthcare services in the UK, USA and Australia and included being CEO of Community Hospitals and Chairman of several companies. He obtained a BSc in Statistics at University College London and qualified as an FCA with Ernst & Young. Former Haileybury parent.

Charles Sherwood MA MSc MBA (Deputy Chair)

Charles spent 30 years in private equity with Permira, serving on many boards, including Homebase, Saga and the AA. He has an MA in History from Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard and is studying for an MSc in Philosophy & Public Policy at the London School of Economics. Former Haileybury parent.

Richard Munn MA FRGS (Treasurer)

Richard spent 36 years in the investment banking and asset management sectors, including management of the European business for a US-based firm. He has an MA in Geography from Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Richard has a long family history with Haileybury. Former Haileybury parent.

Chris Lowe JP MA PGCE

Chris spent 37 years with the BBC presenting the Six O’Clock News and Newsnight on TV and ‘Today’ and ‘PM’ on radio. He then became a magistrate and board member of Middlesex County Cricket Club. Chris has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a PGCE from Oxford. Old Haileyburian.

Sarah Beazley MA PGCE

Sarah is a solicitor who has worked in the City, in industry and for Cambridge Colleges. She is also a qualified teacher. She mentors young university and job applicants and does voluntary work. She has an MA in Law from Oxford and a PGCE from the University of Hertfordshire.

Nigel Richardson MA PhD PGCE

Nigel studied history at Cambridge and has a PhD from University College London. He is a former Head of the Dragon School, Oxford, and The Perse School, Cambridge, and was Chairman of the HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) in 2007. He now does appraising, headhunting and other consultancy work in schools.

Adrian Brown MA PGCE

Adrian is the current Headmaster of Orwell Park Prep School in Suffolk having previously spent 20 years at Ipswich School. He has an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge and was awarded a Cricket Blue in 1986. He played professional cricket for Essex between 1987 and 1992.

Richard Madden MA ACA

Richard is Chief Executive of DC Advisory, a corporate finance advisory business. He was previously Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns and a Managing Director at ING Barings which he joined from Arthur Andersen. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and a Classics graduate of Cambridge. Old Haileyburian.

Nick Gilbert BA

Nick is Director of Development for the Manchester United Foundation. He has previously worked for UCLH, Bryanston School and the London School of Economics. He is a former president of the Haileybury Society and has a BA in Accounting & Economics from the University of Lancaster. Old Haileyburian.

Janet Gough OBE MA ACA

Recently the Church of England’s Director of Cathedrals and Church Buildings, Janet previously worked at Sotheby’s, in the City and other commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Janet has an MA in History and Art from Cambridge, has lectured and guided at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and was awarded an OBE for services to heritage. Old Haileyburian.

Stephen Roberts MA PGCE

Stephen taught Physics before becoming Head of Department and a Housemaster at Oundle School. He was Headmaster at Felsted School and then Principal at Stamford Endowed Schools. He is an ISI Inspector and has been a governor at a prep school and senior schools. Stephen has an MA and PGCE from Oxford.

Charlotte Avery MA PGCE NPQH

Charlotte is Headmistress of St Mary’s, Cambridge and the 2017 President of the Girls’ Schools Association. Educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School she read English at St Anne’s College, Oxford. She holds governorships at a local maintained academy in Cambridge and at Mill Hill School.

Gerald Ellison MA

Gerald has spent 27 years as a Bursar in both the maintained and the independent sectors, having previously been Finance Director of Civil Engineering and Horticulture companies. He has an MA in English Language & Literature from Oxford.

Stuart Westley MA

After reading Law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and a brief spell as a professional cricketer, Stuart spent 40 years in the teaching profession. He was Principal at King William’s College, Isle of Man, Master of Haileybury (1996-2009) and General Secretary of AGBIS (2009-2016).

William Walker-Arnott BA (Hons)

William, who is an Old Haileyburian, has worked at wealth management firm Charles Stanley since 2006. He studied History and Sociology at Durham University. William is a trustee of The Amber Trust.

Adrian Drewett JP BSc PhD

Adrian spent 23 years with Shell in seven countries across three continents, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell Gabon (West Central Africa). He holds a PhD in Geodesy from Newcastle University and is a magistrate in the criminal and family courts. He is a current Haileybury parent.

Rev Canon Steven Harvey MA PGCE NPQH

Steven is an Anglican priest. He has a BA in History from Reading University and an MA in Theology from Oxford. He has been a School Chaplain, a Housemaster, a Deputy Head and a Headmaster in the independent sector and has served as a Governor of both maintained and independent schools.

Rev Paul Hunt BA MA MTh

In addition to running a parish and serving as a Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, Paul spent over thirty years working in education, serving as Chaplain at Brighton College, Mill Hill and Emanuel before retirement in 2017. A qualified teacher, Paul holds Theology degrees from Durham, King’s College London and Lampeter.

Rev David Peters MA

David  has been Senior Chaplain at Tonbridge School since 2011 and is also a Senior Student Housemaster. Prior to joining Tonbridge in 2008 he was a parish priest for nine years. He has degrees in both History and Theology from King’s College London and Oxford University respectively.

Tim Page-Ratcliff FNAEA

Tim joined Strutt & Parker in 1987. Prior to the merger with BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2017, he was an Equity Partner and Regional Chairman of the South East. He is now a Senior Director and Head of Agency in Sussex and Kent. Old Haileyburian.

Rosalind Phelps QC BA BCL (Governor Elect)

Rosalind is a barrister and arbitrator specialising in commercial law, practising from Fountain Court Chambers in London. She completed a BA in Law and French Law and a BCL at Pembroke College, Oxford. She is a current Haileybury parent.

Governors Elect

The following have been nominated to join Council following a recruitment programme during 2019 and early 2020:

Charlotte Armah

Toral Pandya

Rosalind Phelps QC

Dr Rebecca Olowookere

Helen Grimberg

Their appointment is pending ratification in accordance with the School’s formal Governor appointment processes.

Governors not on Council

  • Ralph Abel Smith
  • The Revd Dr Andrew Macintosh DD
  • The Revd Mrs Ann Templeman MA DipTh
  • Sir Bruce MacPhail* MA MBA FCA
  • Greig Macpherson*
  • Dr Christina Challacombe MB BS MRCS LRCP
  • Sir Clive Martin* OBE TD DL
  • General The Lord David Ramsbotham* GCB CBE
  • The Rt Hon Lord David Trefgarne* PC
  • Donald Macleod* FCA
  • Edward Walker-Arnott* QC LLM
  • Dr Emma Cleobury
  • George Staple* CB QC
  • Gordon Smith MA DipEd
  • Ian H McCorquodale MA
  • James Thornton BSc MA CEng MICE MCIOB
  • Jonathan Trower MA
  • Madeline Evans BA
  • Michael Gatenby* MA FCA
  • The Revd The Hon Peter Templeman MA BTh
  • Lord Timothy Clement-Jones* CBE
  • Major General Timothy Toyne Sewell DL

* Old Haileyburian


The Most Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury


The Rt Revd The Bishop of St Albans


Alan Pilgrim

Chairman of Governors
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