The Guest Speaker at Haileybury’s Speech Day, on Saturday, 23 May, is Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, the Chairman of the Independent School’s Council (ISC).
Dame Judith was born in New Zealand. A solicitor, she holds honorary doctorates in Law from three universities and is currently Chairman of The Royal Opera House and a non-executive Director of Merrill Lynch Inc.
Previously, Dame Judith was political leader of the City of London and Chairman of its Local Education Authority. She was also Provost of King’s College Cambridge and Chairman of Birkbeck College, University of London. She has also been a governor of several schools and universities.