Governing Body

 


 

Sir Henry Every Bt DL FCA

(Chairman) *    

A retired Chartered Accountant; Henry became a Governor in 2003 and was formerly Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was Chairman of Derby Cathedral Council, is a former Trustee of the National Memorial Arboretum and former Chairman of Burton Queens Hospital. He has served as a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire since 2006 and was High Sheriff of Derbyshire for 2009/10. Henry is married to Susie and has three sons, each of whom attended Foremarke and Repton.
 D N V Churton MBE FSYI (Vice Chairman) +   Nigel was educated at Repton, spent eleven years in HM Forces and is currently a Director of a number of companies in the Risk Management and Leisure sectors. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Past Master of both the Worshipful Company of Distillers and Security Professionals. He was appointed a Governor in 2009 and became Chairman of the Audit Comittee in 2012. He is married with three children and lives between North Wales and London.
  E M Shires BA FCA *    

A Governor since 2013, Mark was educated at Rossall School and Manchester University where he read Economics and Accounting. A Chartered Accountant, he retired from the international business advisors PwC in 2013 where, most recently, he was Senior Partner of its East Midlands practice. He now acts as a consultant to banks, companies and government departments throughout the UK.

Married to Wendy their 3 children have all been educated at Foremarke and Repton. 

  W Tucker, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the County of Derbyshire 2009
 
William (Willie) Tucker was born in Port Glasgow Renfrewshire in 1945 but has lived in Derbyshire for nearly 40 years. He has lived in the village of Aston-on-Trent for 20 years. Mr Tucker retired in July 2005 after a career lasting 45 years with the Cooperative Movement and at the date of his retirement he was Chief Executive of Midlands Cooperative Society. He is a former Chairman of Cooperative Insurance Society (CIS) and a former Director of the Cooperative Bank.
Mr Tucker has been married to Jill for 36 years and they have two daughters.
  Professor A M Buchan DSc FMedSci +     Professor Alastair Buchan (Hall ‘68), a Neuroscientist, practising Neurologist and Professor in Stroke Medicine, is now Dean of the Medical School and Head of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.  He has been very involved in the education of young scientists and doctors at Oxford and as a Governor of Repton School has stimulated the development of the Repton Science Priory. This is an innovative way of bringing multidisciplinarity to the science education that will allow a step change in the way in which science is taught at Repton.  He hopes that this will help internationalize Repton science and increase its interaction with not only the universities but with the academic societies and academies in the UK.
  Dr K J Dell MA DPhil PhD DipLCM +     Katharine was the first Head Girl of the Abbey in 1979 and then went up to Oxford to do a degree in Theology at St Hugh's College. She stayed on at Oxford to do a PhD in Old Testament studies on the book of Job. After a first teaching post at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, she moved to the University of Cambridge where she is now a Reader in Old Testament Literature and Theology in the Divinity Faculty and Fellow of St Catharine's College.
Katharine became the Cambridge representative on the Governing Body in 2000.
  M R H Wimbush BSc, Appointed by the Headmasters and Assistant Staff
 
Martin was educated at Glenalmond College and Edinburgh University.   He worked initially in the plastics industry prior to taking up a career in teaching, teaching at Berwick Grammar, KEGS Chelmsford and joined Repton in 1978.   He taught Chemistry at Repton, was the Examinations Officer for 16 years and was involved in Sailing, CCF, Stage Lighting and the JCR.   With his wife, Frances, he was the first Housemaster of The Garden.   Now retired, though still resident in Repton, he maintains a close involvement with the School and strives to maintain links between the School and Village.   He has a son and a daughter, both of whom were educated at Foremarke and Repton.
  R A Litchfield ACMA * +   Roger is an OR and has been a Governor for 18 years, he is the longest serving Governor. He has chaired the Finance Committees for both Foremarke and Repton since 1996. He is a member of Repton’s Standing Committees and a Trustee of The Repton Foundation. Although a qualified accountant Roger has worked in industry for 40 years, first as a financial consultant then as a Senior Executive of Speedo Europe Ltd, before sharing ownership and running two private sock manufacturing businesses. Roger is currently working in the bedding industry and is a director of a small property company. He is married to Pauline and they have two sons who are also ORs.
  R J R Owen MA * +   Robert Owen is a banker and financial market regulator.  He was educated at Repton and Oxford, joined the Foreign Office in 1961 and moved to the City in 1970, where he eventually became Head of the Lloyds Bank Group’s merchant banking operations. In 1988 he moved to Hong Kong and became the first Executive Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).  Since leaving the SFC, he has held various directorships, including Nomura Asia Holdings (Deputy Chairman), Lloyds of London (Council Member) and Crosby Capital Partners.  His current directorships include the Dubai Financial Services Authority, Singapore Exchange Ltd and Citibank (Hong Kong).   He played a leading role in the establishment of Repton Dubai and is a member of its Board. He is married with 3 children.   
  Mrs A E Hill JP Anne Hill was educated at Chesterfield High School for Girls and Richmond High School in Yorkshire, and subsequently trained to become a State Registered Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.  She has been a Governor of Repton and Foremarke since 2000, having had 3 children through both schools, and experienced the system from within. She is a housewife and a long-serving magistrate with a particular interest in Youth Court Work. In the past she has been Chairman of the local PTA group, Chairman of the Parish Council and of Burton Barnados.
  R Bates BSc FC Optom Roy was educated at Ashby de la Zouch Grammar School and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Roy is an Optometrist, working in both hospital and private practice. He became a governor in 2003 and is a member of the Foremarke Standing Committee where he has a special interest in early years' education and boarding provision. He has 2 daughters who attended both Foremarke and Repton. He is also Chairman of the Repton School Concerts Society.
  M J C Needham LLB +   A Solicitor and Partner in a Leicestershire Legal Practice, Matthew became a governor in 2010. Having been educated at Foremarke and Repton he then read Law at Newcastle University. Matthew is married to Julia, who is also an OR, and they have three children, all of whom have been or are being educated at Foremarke and Repton.
  

 

Ian Davenport BA 

Ian is the founding Chief Executive of The Springboard Bursary Foundation, having previously been the Head Master of Blundell's. Prior to this, he was a Housemaster and Head of Department at Radley College and an Economics tutor at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked in the The City for a number of years. As a Head Master he was active within HMC, sitting on various regional and national committees. He was also an ISI inspector. Currently he is Governor of three independent boarding schools. He also sits on the Advisory Board at The Royal Alexandra and Albert School.

Tim Hannam

BA

Tim became a Governor in 2014.  He was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and thereafter read Jurisprudence at Oriel College, Oxford.  He was called to the Bar in 1995 and practises from Citadel Chambers in Birmingham, specialising in crime. In 2008, he was appointed as Standing Counsel to the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office.  He also sits as a Crown Court Recorder on the Northern Circuit.  He is married to Susan, who is a teacher.  They have two young children and live near Lichfield.

  Mrs D P Ward CBE Dawn Ward is Chief Executive and Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC). She was promoted to a CBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours 2015 from the OBE that she received in 2007 for her services to Education and Skills. Dawn holds many board level positions across a range of market leading organisations associated with Further and Higher Education, has led a range of regional/national groups related to the technical and vocational sector within the UK and has received numerous accolades for her leading contribution to skills. 
  Ms K Stone OBE Kathryn Stone was appointed Chief Ombudsman in January 2016, following her previous role as a commissioner for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Whilst working for the IPCC Kathryn had responsibility for seven police forces in the north of England. She was previously the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland. For 11 years Kathryn was also Chief Executive of Voice UK, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people in the criminal justice system. Kathryn is a Chartered Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to people with learning disabilities.
  Mrs D Cawthorne BEd Daphne Cawthorne graduated with a BEd from Sheffield University and has taught all ages of pupils at schools in London, Malawi in Central Africa (VSO), Kuwait (Deputy Head and Head of the Pre Prep), Sheffield High School for Girls and Birkdale Prep School in Sheffield.  She was Headmistress at Wakefield Girls’ High School Junior School (an IAPS and GSA School) from January 1998 to August 2015.  She is now an ISI Team Inspector, an Overseas Inspector, Appraiser and Mentor for Heads and an Educational Consultant. She was Vice Chairman and Chairman of IAPS and is now an Honorary Member of IAPS.  She is married with two children. Her hobbies include swimming, cooking, hill walking and travel
  A Bock BSc MRICS *

Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor and Director of Derbyshire based Clowes Developments, who are a commercial property development company where he has worked for 25 years. In addition he has built up his own rental portfolio of commercial and residential properties.

He is married to Beverly with three children, two of whom have attended or are attending Repton and the youngest at Foremarke.   He lives in the Peak District and is Chairman of Thorpe Parish Council.

  A Churchill MA, FIET + Andrew is the MD of JJ Churchill Ltd, a third-generation, precision-aero-engineering business.  After reading Chemistry at Oxford, he spent ten years working in China and Australia in a variety of manufacturing sectors.  Andrew is a director with EEF (The Manufacturers’ Organisation), Midlands Group Training Services and the Design & Technology Association.  He is currently an advisory panel member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade and Investment, is a Fellow of the IET and a member of their Manufacturing Policy Panel.  Andrew lives in Repton and has two children at the schools.

W M A Land, MA  Headmaster, Repton School
R P Merriman, MA Headmaster, Foremarke Hall 
Nigel was educated at Repton, spent eleven years in HM Forces and is currently a Director of a number of companies in the Risk Management and Leisure sectors. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Past Master of both the Worshipful Company of Distillers and Security Professionals. He was appointed a Governor in 2009 and became Chairman of the Audit Comittee in 2012. He is married with three children and lives between North Wales and London.
Nigel was educated at Repton, spent eleven years in HM Forces and is currently a Director of a number of companies in the Risk Management and Leisure sectors. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Past Master of both the Worshipful Company of Distillers and Security Professionals. He was appointed a Governor in 2009 and became Chairman of the Audit Comittee in 2012. He is married with three children and lives between North Wales and London.
Nigel was educated at Repton, spent eleven years in HM Forces and is currently a Director of a number of companies in the Risk Management and Leisure sectors. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Past Master of both the Worshipful Company of Distillers and Security Professionals. He was appointed a Governor in 2009 and became Chairman of the Audit Comittee in 2012. He is married with three children and lives between North Wales and London.

* Repton Standing Committee
+ Old Reptonian

Clerk to the Governing Body, C P Bilson MA MBA

To contact the Chairman or any of the Governors please write to them c/o the Clerk to the Governors at the School or email bursar@repton.org.uk