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:

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.

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Responsibility on the Board:

Governor

Educational Background:

BA Economic, Minor Computer Science) - University of Rochester, NY.  MBA, Finance.

Career History:

Deepali is an investor and advisor to female founders in technology.  She is an angel investor with a portfolio of 16 female founded companies across fintech, digital health and sustainability.  She is also a Venture Partner at Venture Capital fund Speedinvest with a focus on female founders and co-founder Alma Angels, a community of angel investors driving more capital into female founded companies. 

She is a mentor at Zinc, Oxford University and Imperial College London. 

She was recently named in the ‘Standout35’ in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist2021 and Forbes’ Ladies in VC to Watch 2021 and UKBAA’s Top 20 Angel Investors 2021 in the UK.

Hobbies and Interests:

Fitness, reading and travelling.

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.

Paul Cowley is on the leadership team at Holy Trinity Brompton, and founded the charity Caring for Ex-Offenders. He served in the army for seventeen years before becoming a priest in the Church of England and a volunteer chaplain at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. Paul has twenty-five years experience of working with socially excluded and vulnerable adults, and is the Bishops’ Advisor to Prisons in London. He is the Assistant Chaplain to the Royal Chelsea Hospital for Chelsea Pensioners. With his wife Amanda, he ministers to Holy Trinity Brompton’s fifth site, an estate church in North Kensington. In 2015 he was awarded an MBE for services to ex-offenders. His autobiography, Thief Prisoner Soldier Priest was published by Hodder Stoughton in April 2020.

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.

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)

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.