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Governors

john batting FFA - Chair

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, John Batting (The Park 1972²) is a pension scheme actuary and the Chief Executive Officer of Punter Southall Limited. He read Mathematics at Cambridge University prior to his actuarial training and professional studies with Sedgwick Employee Benefits in 1980, and set up BGJ & Co Limited in 1993, which merged with Punter Southall in 2002. John became CEO of Punter Southall in 2004, and is also the Chairman or a Director of other companies within the Punter Southall Group. He has been a Governor since 2006, was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2013 and Chairman in 2015.

matthew fosh MSI

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Matthew Fosh (The Head Master’s 1971²) has been the Group Chief Executive of Novae Group plc since joining in November 2002 and serves as a member of the Council of Lloyd’s. Matthew was previously a fund manager before co-founding his own company, Seagray Fosh Futures Limited in 1989. He was also an England Under-19 rugby and cricket international. Matthew is Chairman of the Harrow Development Trust.

susan whiddington AB

A former Harrow parent, Susan Whiddington is the founding Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a theatre education charity dedicated to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people to attend London theatre. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Facing History and Ourselves, an organisation that trains teachers to engage students of diverse backgrounds in the examination of racism and prejudice. From 1989 to 1997, Susan was the Development Officer of the Society of London Theatre. She is also a past Chair of Democrats Abroad UK and was a delegate at the 1992 and 1996 US Democratic Conventions. She was formerly a Governor at the Canberra School in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Susan has responsibilities for Pastoral Care, Health & Safety and the Medical Centre. She is Chairman of the Grants Committee of John Lyon’s Charity.

professor paul binski FBA FSA

An Old Harrovian, Paul Binski (The Park 1970³) is Professor of History of Medieval Art in Cambridge University and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius. A Fellow of the British Academy, he writes about art and architecture, including medieval art, from a number of perspectives. He is a keen musician, having acquired the habits of painting and musicianship while a boy at Harrow. Paul is Cambridge University’s nominated Governor. 

Charles Stonehill

An Old Harrovian, Charles Stonehill (Newlands 1971²) is resident in New York, where he is Founding Partner of Green & Blue Advisors, which assists companies investing in, developing and utilising renewable energy. He is also Vice Chairman of Julius Baer AG, a Zurich-headquartered private bank. He also serves as a Board member of Play Magnus, the Norwegian World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen’s app, software and media company. For almost 40 years, Charles has commuted between the US and the UK in various senior positions in the investment banking industry.

Dr Isis Dove-Edwin MD MRCP

A current parent, Isis Dove-Edwin trained in medicine at McGill University in Montreal and completed her specialist training at St Mary's Hospital in London. She undertook her postgraduate research at St Mark's Hospital and was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2005. She has taken a career break from clinical medicine and is now a Magistrate, and non-executive Director of a start-up services and technology company specialising in socio-economic inclusion in Sub Saharan Africa. Isis was appointed Governor in 2011, she is a member of the General Purposes Committee and has oversight for Health and Safety and the Medical Centre and is Chairman of the Compliance Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the John Lyon’s Charity Grants Committee.

Giles Goodfellow QC LLM 

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Giles Goodfellow (Moretons 1974²) studied law at Cambridge University and Virginia Law School and worked as an attorney in Washington DC before returning to the English Bar where he specialises in tax law, particularly its contentious aspects. He has a keen interest in professional training and recruitment, and is a member of the General Purposes and Strategic Affairs Committees.

mark stroyan llb

An Old Harrovian (The Grove 1982²) and current Harrow parent, Mark Stroyan is currently a Partner at Manchester Square Partners. The firm specialises in senior executive career advisory work and succession planning. Prior to Manchester Square Partners, Mark was UK and European Managing Partner and a Board Director of the global executive search firm Spencer Stuart. Mark graduated from St Andrews University and the College of Law and in his early career, he practiced law as a solicitor in the city. Mark is also Chairman of the Governors at Aysgarth Preparatory School.

Marina Brounger LLB

A current parent, Marina Brounger is a former criminal barrister. She is an adviser to Churchill Heritage. Marina was appointed Governor in 2014 and has oversight of Special Education Needs and Disabilities. She is also a member of the Bursaries and Selection Committees. She is the great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill.

Angus Goswell MRICS

Angus Goswell is a former Harrow parent, a chartered surveyor and proprietary partner of Knight Frank LLP, based in the City of London. Previously, he ran his own City real estate business and was an International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle. He is Chairman of the Estates Committee.

The Hon. Andrew Butler QC

Andrew Butler is an Old Harrovian (The Knoll 1981³) and a current Harrow parent. After completing a Classics degree at University College Oxford, he converted to law and is now a barrister practising at Tanfield Chambers in London, where he specialises in commercial and property law. He is on the board of the Harrow Association. A sports enthusiast, Andrew captained the School rugby and football teams during his school career and subsequently represented Oxford University at rugby. He is President of the Old Harrovian Association Football Club and a qualified rugby referee. 

David EYTON CBE FREng FIoM3 FIO

An Old Harrovian and former parent, David Eyton (Druries 1974³) studied engineering at Cambridge University and has worked for BP since graduating in 1982. He has held a number of Petroleum Engineering, Commercial and Business Management positions in locations around the world and is now the company’s Head of Technology. David sits on the UK Energy Technologies Institute and OGCI Climate Investments Boards and is a fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and Institute of Directors.

david faber

David Faber is the Headmaster of Summer Fields, Oxford, traditionally a feeder prep school to Harrow. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern Languages, he began a career in politics after university and was subsequently the Member of Parliament for Westbury from 1992 to 2001; he held a number of posts during his political career, including Shadow Foreign Minister. He left politics to pursue a career as a writer and historian, and his work includes a biography of the Rt Hon Leo Amery (West Acre 1887). He is a longstanding member of the MCC Committee and is currently Chairman of the club’s Arts and Library Committee.

Richard winter CBE FCA

Richard Winter is an old Harrovian (Moretons 1976³) and is a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a member of the Council of Wycombe Abbey School, a Trustee of International Rescue Committee UK and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. He has been a Trustee and the treasurer of Save the Children and Chair of Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin).

Adam Hart LLB (HONS), FRSA

An Old Harrovian and past Harrow parent, Adam Hart (West Acre 1977¹) is a partner in London Bridge Capital Partners, an independent corporate finance firm that focuses on growth companies. Adam holds a law degree and qualified as a chartered accountant. He is Chairman of the Harrow Association, where he has been a board member since 2009. He has held senior positions in various City financial services firms, is past Chairman of the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Advisory Group and is a director of a number of companies.

Claire Oulton MA PGCE

Claire Oulton was Headmistress of St Catherine’s Bramley from 1994 to 2000 and Head of Benenden from 2000 to 2013, during which time she assisted with the setting up of an Academy. She stepped down after 20 years of headship and is now Head of Leadership Appointments for RSAcademics, assisting governors with the appointments of CEOS, Principals and Heads across the UK and internationally. She is also an in-house education advisor for a private investment firm and sits on the Board of an education technology company. She has sat on the governing body of nine schools across the independent and maintained sectors.

Dr david payne

Dr Payne is a Reader and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London, and the Director of the Advanced Photoelectron Spectroscopy Laboratory. He is also strongly engaged with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), having been a member of the Strategic Advisory Team for Research Infrastructure since 2013, and more recently appointed to the EPSRC Big Ideas Advisory Group in 2017. He is also the lead author of the EPSRC Equipment Roadmap for Photoelectron Spectroscopy. 

Jim Glover BA (Hons)

An Old Harrovian and former parent, Jim Glover (Rendalls 1978³) is the Deputy Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment. Having set up his own business in the early 1990s, he has gone on to oversee significant growth in this fast moving and dynamic industry with CSM now established in over 20 International markets.

John h dunston ma cf acil frsa

John Dunston was Head of two independent schools: Sibford from 1990 to 1996, and Leighton Park from 1996 to 2010. He is a former Chairman of the Society of Heads, and has been Chairman of Governors of two GSA schools and a Governor of three other schools. John leads consultancies on school governance, leadership and management in the UK and around the world. He advises Governors on the appointment of Heads as Senior Advisor for RSAcademics and acts as mentor for new Heads in independent and maintained schools. John is an Old Lyonian, has been a Governor of John Lyon School since 2007 and the Deputy Chairman of Governors from 2017.  

Harriet Mould MA RGN

A past and current parent, Harriet Mould is a former Nightingale nurse. She is a practising art psychotherapist, with a specialist interest in the therapeutic approach, particularly within palliative care. She has been a Governor of St Philip’s Roman Catholic Prep School for the past 15 years.

Jonathan symonds FCA CBE

Jonathan Symonds is the Deputy Group Chairman and senior independent non-executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. He is Chairman of Proteus Digital Health, a Non-Executive Director of Genomics England and Rubius Therapeutics, and a Trustee of the Jinja Educational Trust, which aims to improve the education, training and welfare of young people in Uganda. Jonathan was CFO of Novartis AG from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining Novartis, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs (2007-2009), CFO of AstraZeneca plc (1997-2007) and a Partner of KPMG (1992-1997). Jonathan’s governance experience includes serving as a non-executive Director and Chair of the audit committees of Diageo plc and Qinetiq plc.

professor armand d'angour arcm ma PhD

Armand D’Angour is an Associate Professor in Classics at the University of Oxford and Fellow, Tutor in Classics and Senior Dean of Jesus College, Oxford. He was educated at Eton College, the Royal College of Music and Merton College, Oxford. Prior to returning to Oxford as a Tutor, he pursued careers as a cellist and as a businessman. He is author of articles and chapters on the language, literature, psychology and culture of ancient Greece, and his book The Greeks and the New was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He was awarded a British Academy Fellowship in 2013 to reconstruct ancient Greek music and won a Vice Chancellor’s Prize for the project in 2017, as well as co-editing Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece (OUP 2018). His latest book, Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher, was published by Bloomsbury in March 2019. 

mel mrowiec ma

Mel Mrowiec is a long-established member of the Harrow community and lives on the Hill. A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, the early part of his 40-year teaching career was in comprehensive schools before he arrived at Harrow in 1987. At Harrow he served, inter alia, as the Deputy Head Master, the House Master of Rendalls, Head of Geography and Master i/c Soccer. In 2012, he became the founding Head Master of Harrow Hong Kong before he retired in 2017. He returned to Harrow, however, to be the Interim Head Master from September 2018 to April 2019. Mel is now Chairman of Harrow International Schools Limited.

VICE ADMIRAL JERRY KYD CBE

A current parent, Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE was educated at Southampton University, before joining the Royal Navy in 1985 as a Seaman Officer. His early years were spent at sea on board various ships from patrol vessels to aircraft carriers, conducting operational deployments in the Gulf, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the Caribbean, the Baltic, the Indian Ocean and the wider Atlantic. He was also the Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College. Jerry assumed the role of Commander UK Carrier Strike Group in 2015, before taking command of HMS Queen Elizabeth in May 2016.  Promoted to Vice Admiral, he was appointed Fleet Commander in March 2019. Jerry is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and President of Boxing and Vice President of Ice Sports for the Naval Service.

 

CHARLES GALLAGHER

 

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Charles Gallagher (The Head Master’s 1972³) is the Executive Chairman of Abbey plc an AIM listed housebuilding and plant hire group trading in the UK, Ireland and Czechia. Charles studied Engineering at Cambridge University. While at Cambridge he served as President of the Cambridge Union Society.  He is a past President (1995) of the HBF (UK House Builders Federation).  He is a member of the Estates Committee.