Governing Council

Council Members

Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Nominations Committee
Anna’s career centred on the legal profession and management consultancy. She spent nearly 30 years practising as a solicitor in the City, specialising in environmental issues and commercial law, and then as the partner...
Vice-Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Finance Committee
Anne started with Price Waterhouse in 1981 and qualified as a chartered accountant. Almost 38 years later she retired from PwC having spent the majority of that time as a partner in the firm's assurance Banking & Capital Markets...
Chairman of the Safeguarding and Pastoral Care Committee, and Governing Council Member responsible for Safeguarding
Wendy's background is in education and training. She was educated abroad and graduated in English Literature from University College London. Wendy taught in the UK for over 30 years and was Head of Tonbridge Grammar School from...
Council member responsible for Boarding
(A Senior and former Benenden parent) After Benenden, Fiona was educated at Cambridge and St Thomas’s. She has been a GP in Cambridge for more than 20 years and has successfully combined clinical practice with active roles as an...
Debbie has worked in education for over 40 years and has had a varied range of experiences, including becoming one of the country’s first National Leaders of Education in 2006. Prior to her recent retirement, she was CEO of a...
Chairman of Education Committee and Risk Committee
Rupert’s career has combined leadership roles in each of the private, public and voluntary sectors. Starting as an investment analyst and moving into corporate finance at Morgan Grenfell, PwC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and...
Chair of Estates Committee
Laurette has worked in construction for over 35 years with global experience in major civil, power and process projects. She is presently Managing Director of an international company that provides expert evidence services for...
Margaret is the former Global President of Victoria's Secret, a US headquartered lingerie business. During her tenure at the company the value of Victoria’s Secret parent grew to over $26 billion. Prior to joining Victoria’s...
John studied Philosophy and Theology at the National University of Ireland, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He studied for his PGCE at University of London, Goldsmiths College and also obtained a Masters Degree in Educational...
Alison works under her maiden name, Alison Clarke. Alison started her career as a graduate trainee with a division of Mars and then moved in to communications consulting where she has spent over 25 years running major...
Jonathan has worked as a solicitor for 38 years in the area of corporate law specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He worked at Ashurst, Coudert Brothers and latterly at the niche corporate firm Marriott...
Giles’ career has been in industry, consulting and the City. He worked in GKN on the successful turnaround of its steel interests, followed by a number of years in finance in BP. He worked in M&A at Schroders and was a strategy...
Paul studied law at Churchill College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1989. He has since worked in Banking for Citigroup in London and also New York and is currently Chairman of EMEA Leveraged Finance. He serves on the PCC...
Liba is Director and Curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge, and Senior Tutor and Professorial Fellow at Newnham College. She was previously Head of Department of History and Philosophy of...