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...
Deputy Head – Boarding and Pastoral Care
Alison started with us in September 1994 as Housemistress in Medway and a teacher of English. She has subsequently taken the roles of Senior Housemistress, Head of Boarding and Assistant Head until being appointed as Benenden’s...
Deputy Head - Academic
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 – Staff and Co-Curricular
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. His last appointment in the Army was as a Vice Principal at the...
Director of Finance and Operations
Martin was in the Royal Navy for 31 years, during which time his roles included Navigating Officer of a patrol boat in Hong Kong, completing three tours as a flying instructor in Sea King anti-submarine helicopters and commanding...
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...
Assistant Head – Sixth Form
Ali joined Benenden in 2011 as a teacher of History and Politics having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the think tank Policy Exchange. In 2013 she was appointed as Head of Politics, then as a Deputy Housemistress in...
Assistant Head - Boarding and Pastoral Care
Simon spent ten years working in the music industry before deciding to change career into education. He was a Deputy Housemaster and Deputy Head of English at the Oratory School before moving to Dulwich College where he was a Day...
Assistant Head - Academic
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...
Assistant Head - 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...