Senior Management Team

Headmistress
Samantha Price was educated at Malvern Girls’ College and Edinburgh University, where she read History of Art (with modules of European History). Having graduated, she joined the Tate Britain and was responsible for marketing for...
Director of International and Strategic Projects
After completing his degree in Civil Engineering, Matt joined the Army and served for 11 years as an officer in the Royal Engineers and Queen’s Gurkha Engineers. He completed a number of overseas postings in Kuwait, Iraq, Kosovo...
Assistant Head - Head of Co-curricular
Neal has been working as a senior leader, high-performance coach and physical educator for over 20 years, working with high-performing teams and elite athletes. He began his formal study at the University of Surrey and spent 29...
Director of Development
Prior to joining Benenden in 2017, Kyle was Head of Philanthropy for The Prince’s Trust where he designed and oversaw The Trust’s successful 40th anniversary philanthropic fundraising campaign, securing funding to modernise and...
Director of Finance and Operations
Having grown up locally Julie completed Bachelor and Masters degrees in Natural Sciences (Geology) at the University of Cambridge. On graduating, Julie joined Ernst and Young where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant...
Deputy Head
Steve began his career as a Maths teacher at the Royal Ballet School, which evolved into also teaching Physics and Computing. From there he went on to become Head of Mathematics at Runnymede College in Madrid, an independent co-ed...
Director of Marketing and Communications
After obtaining a degree in Multi-Media Journalism at Bournemouth University, Ian spent ten years working in journalism, including four years as Editor of the Kent and Sussex Courier, and led his papers to several industry awards...
Deputy Head - Academic
Helen is an experienced senior leader, having worked as a Deputy Head in a number of independent schools across the UK. Her interests in the academic life of schools spans work in curriculum development, preparing young people for...
Executive Director - Curriculum and Professional Excellence
An Oxford English graduate, Lesley first taught English and Drama at Coopers School in Kent, and became Head of Performing Arts, then moved to Tonbridge Grammar as Head of Drama and as an Advanced Skills Teacher in Gifted and...
Deputy Head – Boarding and Pastoral Care
Anne joined us in 2019 from Queenswood School in Hertfordshire and went to boarding school herself from the age of 11. She oversees all aspects of our boarding and pastoral care, which is consistently considered among the finest...