Whilst not coming from an educationalist’s background, one still might say that I have spent a lifetime in the private education sector; in my youth on the receiving end and in later life as a parent, on the paying end. So I would hope that I can bring some empathy from both the parent and pupil perspective to the form and structure of the development of the school over the coming years and particularly through this tough economic cycle.
As to my background and experience; I am currently finance director for the property investment division of a major financial institution in the City of London, a position I have held for the past 11 years. Before that I held senior financial positions in both the insurance and oil industries, including a term as Treasury Manager for a significant downstream UK oil company.
On a personal front, I am married with two children, both girls, both former pupils, so I have had a close relationship with the school, and the Bursar, for the best part of two decades. My wife is a teacher and seems only too keen to keep me up-to-date with the latest developments in the educational world whether I want to or not. My only escape is the golf course, but that only too infrequently, and my gym must be convinced my membership has lapsed!