Governors

    Mr B R Kirkpatrick MA FCA  (Chairman)

    Mr J B H Geffen

    Mrs S Hunt MA, LL.M

    Mr T Johns BA PGCE

    The Revd P V Parker MA

    Mr J F Perry BA

    Mr E J Reid M.Maths

    The Revd M Spencer Cert Ed, DipHE

    Mr G Williams MA

    Mr T G N Woodhouse ACII

     

     

    Communication: In the first instance communication should always be through the Headmaster although an avenue of contact to the Governors is also open through the Chairman, Mr Brian Kirkpatrick, and letters can be addressed to him via the School Office.

    Committees: The Governors have two committees: the Finance & General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) and the Education & Pastoral Care Committee (EPCC)

    Mr James Geffen - Appointed: April 2018

    James is a member of the F&GPC - A former Board Member and Senior Partner of Miller Insurance Services LLP until intergrating the Reinsurance business into Willis Towers Watson and retiring. He is Patron of The Prince's Trust where he has held several volunteering roles. James is an Old Aldronian, married to Lizzie and they live in Shackleford. They have two sons who were both pupils at Aldro and went on to Tonbridge.

     

    Mrs Sarah Hunt - Appointed: September 2017

    Sarah is a member of the F&GPC - She read law at Downing College, Cambridge and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple. She is a member of chambers at 7 Kings Bench Walk and specialises in all areas of commercial law.  Sarah is married to Andy, who is the Housemaster of Lockites, Charterhouse. They have four young children.

     

    Mr Tim Johns - Appointed: April 2018

    Tim is Chairman of the EPCC - Headmaster of The Hawthorns School, Bletchingley,  for 23 years (500+ pupils, co-ed, aged 3-13 / near Reigate, Surrey), until his retirement in 2015. Chairman of IAPS Council 2011-12 and ISI inspector. Strong on personal / professional development, he has overseen significant school improvements and brings a wealth of experience in prep school leadership, change management and commitment to the Christian aims of Aldro. He is a keen sportsman, musician and family man.

     

    Mr Brian Kirkpatrick - Appointed: June 1996

    Brian is Chairman of Governors and Chairman of the F&GPC - Educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Oxford. Married to Karen. Now retired, Brian is a Chartered Accountant and held senior financial positions in a multinational corporation, latterly as Corporate Treasurer.  His two sons were pupils at Aldro, going on to Winchester and Charterhouse respectively.  Brian and Karen live locally. 

     

    The Revd Phil Parker - Appointed: March 2017

    Phil is a member of the EPCC and lead Governor on Safeguarding - Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, Frimley Green, also joined the Board in March 2017. Prior to taking up his appointment at St Andrew’s, Phil was  Chaplain of Cranleigh School. Amongst his many extra-curricula activities, Phil has been a Chaplain to the Territorial SAS and has led numerous charitable expeditions. . He is married to Isabel and they have  two children.

     

    Mr Jonathan Perry - Appointed: June 2011 

    Jonathan was educated at Monkton Combe School, followed by University of Gloucestershire and then Cambridge. Headmaster of Lambrook since 2010. Formerly Headmaster of Kingsmead School, Hoylake.  Jonathan and his wife Jenny were Houseparents at Monkton Combe School for nine years, where Jonathan was also Head of Religious Studies and Master i/c Rugby.  Jonathan and Jenny have two children, Bethany and Joshua.

     

    Mr Ed Reid - Appointed: November 2016

    Ed is Staff Liason governor and a member of the EPCC - Educated at Charterhouse, followed by reading Maths at Christ Church, Oxford. Ed taught at Radley for three years, during which he was a resident Assistant Housemaster and Master in charge of Racquets. He returned to Charterhouse as a teacher in 2001; since then he has held various positions, including Master of the Yearlings and Master of the Under School. In September 2015 he took over as Housemaster of Verites. He is married to Jean and they have two young children. As well as sporting interests, Ed enjoys reading, music and theatre and is an active member of Binscombe Church. Ed has been a regular visitor to Aldro to preach in Chapel and to referee football matches.

     

    The Revd Margot Spencer - Appointed: June 2017

    Margot is a member of the EPCC - Assistant Vicar at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, and joined the Board in March 2017. Prior to her ordination, Margot’s working life was varied – from a nursery teacher to practice manager of a GP surgery.  Margot is married to Andy; they have three married daughters and six grandchildren.

     

    Mr Garth Williams - Appointed: October 2011

    Garth is a member of the F&GPC - Educated at Clifton College Bristol, followed by Lincoln College Oxford.  Deputy Head of RGS Guildford since 2008.  Formerly Assistant Head at Alleyn’s, Housemaster at Dean Close and Head of History at Wellington College.  Garth is married to Juliet who is a Doctor and works part-time at Frimley Hospital.  They have four children.

     

    Mr Tim Woodhouse - Appointed: April 2018

    Tim is a member of the F&GPC - A senior underwriter for Axis, specialising in international war and terrorism insurance. He is an OA, a recent parent and a former Chairman of the Old Aldronian Association. He is on the leadership team and treasurer of Kings Church, Guildford. Tim is married to Emily and father to three boys, two of whom left Aldro to Stowe and Charterhouse. 

     

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