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Governor profiles

David Taylor (MSc, JP) - Chair of Trustees and Governors

Role: Chair of Trustees and Governors

Date appointed: 2017

After a long career in large public and private organisations in senior positions as economic advisor, management consultant and strategy director, David has undertaken a range of non-executive roles.

These include governor of a UK university, a member of audit committees in a number of higher education institutions and voluntary roles in the criminal justice systems. David is married with three children and four grandchildren.

Committee member for: Finance and HR; Strategy and Governance; Audit

David Badman - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2011

David has a business and Human Resources background, developed in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is passionate about the positive difference Moor House can make to people, having himself been a pupil at the school in the 1950s.

Committee member for: Finance and HR; Strategy and Governance

David Marnham - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2018

David is a retired chartered accountant having previously been a financial services partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, London. He is currently actively involved with a number of charities and has been a governor of four schools, both locally and in Cambridge.

He was born in Oxted and returned to live in Limpsfield 37 years ago. David is married and has three children.

Committee member for: Fundraising and Marketing

Christine Coombes - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2014

Christine is a Speech and Language Therapist and a specialist in Specific Language Impairment / Development Language Disorder in children and young people. She has extensive experience in diagnosis and intervention programmes for children with language disorders, as well as research experience with hearing impaired children. She previously worked at Moor House from 2003 to 2004.

Committee member for:  Every Child Matters (ECM); Progress and Attainment

Stuart Dennison - Vice Chair of Trustees and Governors

Role: Trustee and Governor, Vice Chair of Trustees and Governors

Date appointed:

Stuart is a qualified Chartered Public Finance accountant with a Masters degree in Strategic Business Planning.

Before retirement, he served for 25 years at Assistant Director level with a London Borough and has significant experience of strategy planning, managing operations and performance and project management.

He also has substantial safeguarding experience and is a member of a Diocesan Safeguarding Commission, as well as a serving in a number of diverse roles within a church from being the Treasurer to training alter servers.

Committee member for: Strategy and Governance (Chair); Finance and HR; Safeguarding Governor

Andrew Dick - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2004

Andrew lives locally and is a retired chartered accountant with a number of charity interests.

He has been heavily involved in developing governance and long term strategies for School including the development of the Sixth Form College. He has worked with the Principal to focus the School on achieving higher quality education and better outcomes for the students. Andrew was our Chair of the Governors and Trustees from 2008 to 2017.

Committee member for:  Finance and HR (Chair); Strategy and Governance; Progress and Attainment

Will Gunston - Parent Governor

Role: Parent Governor

Date appointed: 2013

Will is a solicitor and a partner at Osborne Clarke. He specialises in debt restructuring, corporate restructuring and corporate insolvency. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a Parent Governor of Percy Hedley School, Newcastle upon Tyne. He lives in Lamberhurst, Kent with his wife and four children.

Lisa Harlow - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2015

Has worked in financial services for approximately 20 years and is currently Head of Institutional Relationship Management & Client Service - Europe at Vanguard Asset management, a US mutually owned investment company and one of the top three asset managers globally. She has worked overseas for 8 years including 6 years in France and two years in India where she ran Client Service and Operational teams for Fidelity International at their site in Delhi.

Lisa has recently chaired her company's European Women in Leadership program which seeks to develop future business leaders and improve diversity rations at senior levels. She is actively involved in various deiversity and related financial initiatives in London and the US. Lisa is originally from Derbyshire but has lived in the Oxted area for 18 years.

Committee member for: Fundraising and Marketing

Julia Irvine - Parent Governor

Role: Parent Governor

Date appointed: 2017

Julia has a degree in Computer Science, and spent her working life as an accountant and project manager within financial services both in the UK and overseas.

Originally from London she now lives in Brenchley, Kent with her husband, two children and many animals and now runs the family property business.

She is also chair of the Moor House School & College Parent Staff Association (PSA).

Committee member for: Every Child Matters (ECM)

Sue Jones - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2014

A retired Headteacher of an Outstanding school. Experience in all stages of Primary Education, gained in schools in Surrey, Cheshire and Croydon. Also supported neighbouring schools in conjunction with Local Authority consultants. Sue now enjoys gardening, golf and grandchildren. She looks forward to supporting the continued success and development of Moor House.

Committee member for: Progress and Attainment (Chair)

Laura Middleditch - Parent Governor

Role: Parent Governor

Date appointed: 2016

Laura is a Legal Executive at SEN Legal Ltd. She lives on the Essex/Suffolk border, with her husband with who she runs the family farm.

 

Roger McCorriston - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor
Date appointed:

Roger has spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry living and working in London and Europe. Roger has also undertaken a number of Non-Executive director roles in a variety of industries. Most recently he was COO of a data company. Currently he is a Non-executive Direct of a Japanese insurance company operating throughout Europe. Roger's voluntary work has included 5 years as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Heart of Kent Hospice in Maidstone. Roger has a degree in Politics, is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers - a Livery Company. Roger is married to Sue and they live in Oxted. They have three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.

Committee member for: Fundraising and Marketing, Strategy and Governance

Jane Vallance - Staff Governor

Role: Staff Governor
Date appointed:

Jane has worked at Moor House since September 2005 and has been responsible for supporting students across all key stages during this time. Appointed Senior Teaching Assistant in January 2009 and has managed the teams in both School and College. Currently based in Moor House College, she is responsible for leading the support team and co-ordinating support schedules for both on and offsite provision.

Committee member for: ECM, Health and Safety 

Bob Perry - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2017

Currently a non-executive chairman of a registered financial services company after an extensive career as managing director of an independent brokerage. Bob will use his experience and enthusiasm to help with the development of confidence and preparing students for their careers after education. Bob has lived locally for over 30 years, is married with three children and two grandsons.

Committee member for:  Fundraising and Marketing (Chair)

Shauna Ramsaran - Trustee and Governor

Role: Teacher Governor

Date appointed: 2019

Shauna has worked at Moor House School & College since 2015 as the Co-ordinator of Science.

In 2017, Shauna was appointed the Co-ordinator of Life Skills within the school. She also leads and organises the School Council.

Shauna has a degree in Kinesiology & Health Sciences as well as a degree in Education with special focus on teaching students with SEN. She is excited to be part of the development, success and future of Moor House

Committee member for:  Health & Safety

Kevin Maskill - Trustee and Governor

Role: Trustee and Governor

Date appointed: 2018

Kevin has had a 40 year career in curriculum development, teaching, advisory and senior management roles in secondary school.

Further Education Colleges, Universities and UK National Government Organisations. Kevin is at present a District Councillor, the Chair of the Housing and Health Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of a charity that provides leadership and research on Neuro-diversity in employment that informs national policy development.

Committee member for: Progress & Attainment