Governors

Governors

Full Board

Responsibility on the Board:

Finance Committee - Chair, Risk Committee- Member

Educational Background:

BSc (Maths) - UNSW, BSc (Physics) - UNSW, BE (Honours 1) - UNSW, MBA - Harvard Business School

Career History:

McKinsey & Company – Sydney, New York, Bear Stearns – New York, Morgan Stanley – London, Vulcan Capital – Seattle, Tetrad Capital Partners – Seattle, London 

Hobbies and Interests:

Skiing, running, tennis, reading and exploring.

Responsibility on the Board:

Governor

Educational Background:

Trinity College London, London Institute of Education

Experience:

Jenny Aviss has extensive experience in educational leadership and management; covering Nursery to IB, IGCSE Boarding, and  International.

 

Having a first degree in Music, she then undertook a Masters in Psychology and Special Education at London University.

A Head Teacher by the age of 30 she went on to hold 3 London Headships before becoming Director of Schools and eventually Schools and Colleges at the Alpha Plus Group.

In this role she performed an executive leadership and  governance function for 14 Schools and 4 Sixth Form Colleges and was also responsible, in conjunction with colleagues, for the appointment of Heads and senior post holders within the group.

Additionally, during her time at Alpha Plus she initiated the development and founding of 3 schools which included Wetherby Prep,  Cheptow House a Co- Educational  school and a Special Educational Needs school, Abingdon House.

Having been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Northern Europe for Inspired Education Group in August 2016  she was asked to undertake an  interregnum Headship of St George’s International School in Montreux, Switzerland. a role from which she then spent  almost 5 years as Principal and has now returned to the U.K.

Jenny has recently become a JP , serving in the Family Courts.

Hobbies and Interests:

Travel, food and wine, classical music, (Pianist) reading, sailing

 

Responsibility on the Board:

Education Committee - Member, Pastoral Committee - Member

Educational Background:

University College London, University of Newcastle, Dr Challoner's Grammar School.

Career History:

Wetherby Prep School - Headmaster, Wetherby Senior School - Headmaster, Chesham Prep School - Governor.

Hobbies and Interests:

Tintin and the works of Herge, cycling and Watford Football Club.

Responsibility on the Board:

Finance Committee Member

Educational Background:

MA Economics – Girton College, Cambridge. ACA

Experience:

Worked for KPMG for over 30 years in a variety of roles in the UK, the US and globally.  Qualified as a chartered accountant.  The majority of my career, including my 15 years as a partner, were spent in business development where I was responsible for major new business pitches and key account management programs.  I lived in the US for six years and travelled extensively as I rolled out programs globally.  Training and development of team members were, and continue to be, key areas of interest and focus for me.

Chair of Council, Cheltenham Ladies’ College from 2014-2020 and a member of Council for three years prior to that.

Hobbies and Interests:

Bridge, skiing, travel (when permitted) and watching most sports, particularly rugby (Wales)

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Liz has been the Head of St George’s School, Ascot, an independent boarding and day school for girls, since 2016. Having studied Geography at Jesus College, Cambridge, followed by a PGCE also there, Liz has been an active member of the education world throughout her professional life. This has included in teaching and school leadership role at Marlborough College, Bedford School, RGS Guildford and before St George's, at St Mary’s School Ascot for 10 years, latterly as Deputy Head, and in a number of school governor roles. She is also Chair of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Boarding Committee and a member of the GSA Council, and a team and boarding school inspector with the Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

When not busy in school, or with her teenage children, Liz enjoys travel and being active in the outdoors, particularly hiking, skiing and diving. Having been a keen team sports player, including playing a high level of hockey in her youth, she is now more likely to be found on the tennis court, enjoying the beautiful local countryside on her mountain bike or swimming in a lake! 

Responsibility on the Board:

Governor

Educational Background:

BA History - Williams College, JD - The University of Virginia Law School, MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation - London School of Economics, Partner - Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute 

Career History:

Corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell, NY.  Associate General Counsel at Remy Martin. Facilitator at The Parent Practice London. Founder of Parenting with Purpose. 

Hobbies and Interests:

Voluntary work, reading, culture, sports (including competitive triathlon), family and friends. Passionate about supporting parents 

Responsibility on the Board:

Risk Management Committee - Chair, Finance Committee - Member

Educational Background:

MA History - Newnham College, Cambridge

Career History:

Asian fund manager for over twenty years managing unit trusts and institutional assets from both London and Hong Kong.  Formerly a director of Baring Asset Management (Asia) Ltd and Asian portfolio manager at Kleinwort Benson Investment Management and Eagle Star Investment Management.  Currently Chair of Schroder Asia Total Return Investment Company plc and of JPMorgan Multi-Asset Growth and Income plc.  Also a non-executive director of Fidelity Japan Trust plc and Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust plc.

Hobbies and Interests:

Tennis, walking and cycling.

Responsibility on the Board:

Education Committee - Member

Educational Background:

LRAM - Royal Academy of Music, MA - Institute of Education, London

Career History:

Norland Place School - Headmaster, Wetherby Pre-Prep - Deputy Head, Norland Place School - Director of Music, Governor at Flora Gardens Primary School (CPPC, FPPC and Safeguarding Committee)

Hobbies and Interests:

Classical piano, cycling, food and wine.

Career History:

Practising lawyer, chairman of two social care charities and a pension trustee.

Hobbies and Interests:

Contemporary jazz, Modal, Dub and cycling.

Responsibility on the Board:

Finance Committee - Member

Educational Background:

BA (Hons) Geography - University of Cambridge, Charted Accountant - Ernst & Young

Career History:

BlackRock – Managing Director, EMEA Head of iShares and EMEA Head of Trading, Lending & LiquidityGoldman Sachs – Managing Director, Corporate Equity Derivatives, Financing Group.  Arrowgrass Capital Partners – Equities, Derivatives and Lending Transactions. 

Hobbies and Interests:

Travelling, skiing and all water sports.

Responsibility on the Board:

Chair of Education Committee

Educational Background:

PGCE University of Cambridge; BA Hons, MA University College, London; Latymer Upper School

Career History:

SPGS International Senior School Shenzhen – Founding Headmaster

Kensington Park School – Headmaster

St Paul’s Girls’ School – Deputy Head, Director of School

St Paul’s School  - Head of Modern Languages, Head of Italian

Université Paris III, La Sorbonne Nouvelle – Lecteur d’Anglais

ISI Inspector

Governor at Glendower since 2012

Previously governor at the Hammersmith Academy and Beauclerc Infant and Nursery School

Principal Examiner – Cambridge Assessment, Pre-U Italian

Hobbies and Interests:

Politics and current affairs, travelling, rambling and spending time with friends and family

Skiing, running, tennis, reading and exploring.

Glendower School Trust is a registered charity and as such is a not-for-profit organisation run solely for the benefit of its pupils, overseen by the Charities Commission, to which organisation the Trust reports annually on School accounts and activities.

The Headmistress reports to the Governing body who are Trustees of the Charitable Trust. They leave the day-to-day running of the School in her hands but advise her, through committees, on Education, Finance, Health and Safety and Risk.

Governors are drawn from a wide range of business and education backgrounds who make up a body of advice which is valuable to the Headmistress.