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Governors

john batting, FFA - Chairman

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Mr Batting (The Park 1972²) is a pension scheme actuary and the Chief Executive Officer of Punter Southall Limited. He read Mathematics at Cambridge University prior to his actuarial training and professional studies with Sedgwick Employee Benefits in 1980, and set up BGJ & Co Limited in 1993, which merged with Punter Southall in 2002. Mr Batting became CEO of Punter Southall in 2004, and is also the Chairman or a Director of other companies within the Punter Southall Group. He has been a Governor since 2006, was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2013 and Chairman in 2015.

crispin odey - deputy chairman

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Mr Odey (Druries 1972¹) is the founder of Odey Asset Management, which he established in 1991. He also heads Odey European Inc.. Prior to founding his eponymous firm, Mr Odey managed the Baring European Growth Trust and Continental European Pension Funds at Barings Asset Management and Framlington Fund Managers. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of Governors in September 2015 and is Chairman of the Investments Committee.

Toby Hoare

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Mr Hoare (Newlands 1974¹) is the Executive Chairman of J Walter Thompson, part of WPP plc. He monitors the School’s marketing and external communications and is on the GPC and Nominations Committees.

Kevin Gilbert, FCA

A former Harrow parent, Mr Gilbert is a retired accountant who was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (now PwC). He is a member of several Harrow committees, a Director of Harrow International Schools Limited and chairs the John Lyon's Foundation Audit Forum. He is also a Governor of The John Lyon School.

matthew fosh, MSI

An Old Harrovian and former Harrow parent, Mr Fosh (The Head Master’s 1971²) has been the Group Chief Executive of Novae Group plc since joining in November 2002 and serves as a member of the Council of Lloyd’s. He was previously a fund manager before co-founding his own company, Seagray Fosh Futures Limited in 1989, and was also an England Under-19 rugby and cricket international. Mr Fosh is Chairman of the Harrow Development Trust.

Professor Graham Furniss, FBA OBE

Professor Furniss is former Pro-Director for Research and Enterprise at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He writes on African oral and written literatures, specialises in the Hausa language of West Africa and is Deputy Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission as well as a past President of the African Studies Association of the UK. Professor Furniss chairs the British Academy’s Africa Panel and is a Trustee of the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust. He has written five books and regularly contributes chapters to others, alongside published articles. Professor Furniss is the Masters’ Representative Governor.

The Hon. Robert Orr-Ewing 

An Old Harrovian, Mr Orr-Ewing (Elmfield 1967²) is the Head of the Leasehold Reform Department and Partner at Knight Frank LLP. He was a non-executive Director of HACAS Group plc and a Director of Eagle Star. Mr Orr-Ewing has been a barrister, proprietor of Property Letting Co, and Councillor for Kensington and Chelsea, and is the Estates Governor of John Lyon’s Charity.

susan whiddington, AB

A former Harrow parent, Mrs Whiddington is the founding Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people to attend London theatre, supported by a range of education programmes. She is also an Advisory Board Member for Facing History and Ourselves, an organisation that trains teachers to engage students of diverse backgrounds in the examination of racism and prejudice. From 1989 to 1997, Mrs Whiddington was the Development Officer of the Society of London Theatre. She is also a past Chair of Democrats Abroad UK and was a delegate at the 1992 and 1996 US Democratic Conventions. She was formerly a Governor at the Canberra School in the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and she is now Chairman of the Grants Committee of John Lyon’s Charity.

admiral sir george zambellas, kcb dsc fraEs

Sir George is First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff. He joined the Royal Navy in 1980 and qualified as a pilot in 1982. In 2002, he was Principal Staff Officer to two Chiefs of the Defence Staff and, by 2006, was a Rear Admiral and Chief of Staff (Transformation). By 2007, Sir George was Commander of the United Kingdom Maritime Force and, by October 2008, Chief of Staff (Operations) at the UK’s permanent Joint Headquarters.

professor paul binski, FBA FSA

An Old Harrovian, Professor Binski (The Park 1970³) is a Professor of History of Medieval Art at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius and of the British Academy. He writes about art and architecture, including medieval art, from a number of perspectives and is Cambridge University’s nominated Governor.

Charles Stonehill

An Old Harrovian, Mr Stonehill (Newlands 1971²) is resident in the United States where he was, until recently, Chief Finance Officer of Better Place, an electric car company. He is a founding partner of a New York based advisory firm, Green & Blue Advisors, which works with companies that develop and use renewable energy. He is also a Board member of Julius Baer AG, a Swiss private bank. For more than 30 years, Mr Stonehill has commuted between the US and the UK in various senior positions in the investment banking industry.

Dr Isis Dove-Edwin, MD MRCP

A current Harrow parent, Dr Dove-Edwin trained in medicine at McGill University in Montreal. She spent a year as an Intern in Boston before returning to the UK to complete her specialist training at St Mary's Hospital in London. She undertook her postgraduate research at St Mark's Hospital and was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2005. She has taken a career break to care for her four children and was appointed a Governor in 2011. Dr Dove-Edwin has oversight for health and safety, pastoral care and the Medical Centre.

Giles Goodfellow QC, LLM 

An Old Harrovian and current Harrow parent, Mr Goodfellow  (Moretons 1974²) studied law at Cambridge University and Virginia Law School and worked as an attorney in Washington DC before returning to the English Bar where he specialises in tax law, particularly its contentious aspects. He has a keen interest in professional training and recruitment, and is a member of the General Purposes and Strategic Affairs Committees.

mark stroyan, llb

An Old Harrovian and current Harrow parent, Mr Stroyan (The Grove 1982²) is currently a partner and Board Director of the international search firm, Spencer Stuart. He graduated from St Andrews University and the College of Law and, prior to joining Spencer Stuart, practised law as a solicitor in the City.  Mr Stroyan is also Chairman of the Governors at Aysgarth Preparatory School.

Marina Brounger, LLB

A current Harrow parent, Mrs Brounger was a criminal barrister. She is a governor of Bloxham School and an adviser to Churchill Heritage, and is currently researching a book. Mrs Brounger is a member of the Bursaries and Selection Committees, and the great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill.

Angus Goswell, MRICS

Mr Goswell is a current Harrow parent, a chartered surveyor and proprietary partner of Knight Frank LLP, based in the City of London. Previously, he ran his own City real estate business and was an International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle. He is Chairman of the Estates Committee.

The Hon. Andrew Butler

Mr Butler is an Old Harrovian (The Knoll 1981³) and a current Harrow parent. After completing a Classics degree at University College Oxford, he converted to law and is now a barrister practising at Tanfield Chambers in London, where he specialises in commercial and property law. Mr Butler is on the board of the Harrow Association, is President of the Old Harrovian Association Football Club and is a qualified rugby referee.

David EYTON, FREng FIoM3 FIOD

An Old Harrovian and current parent, David (Druries 1974³) studied Engineering at Cambridge University and has worked for BP since graduating in 1982. He has held a number of Petroleum Engineering, Commercial and Business Management positions in locations around the world and is now the company’s Head of Technology. David sits on the UK Energy Technologies Institute Board and is a fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and Institute of Directors.

david faber

David is the Headmaster of Summer Fields, Oxford, traditionally a feeder prep school to Harrow. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern Languages, he began a career in politics after university and was subsequently the Member of Parliament for Westbury from 1992 to 2001; he held a number of posts during his political career, including Shadow Foreign Minister. He left politics to pursue a career as a writer and historian, and his work includes a biography of the Rt Hon Leo Amery (West Acre 1887). He is a longstanding member of the MCC Committee and is currently Chairman of the club’s Arts and Library Committee.

Adam hart, FRSA

An Old Harrovian and current Harrow parent (West Acre 1977¹), Adam is a partner in London Bridge Capital Partners, an independent corporate finance firm that focuses on growth companies.  Adam holds a law degree and is a chartered accountant.  He is Chairman of the Harrow Association, where he has been a board member since 2009.  He has held senior positions in various City financial services firms, is past Chairman of the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Advisory Group and is a director of a number of companies. 

 

Richard winter, CBE FCA

Richard is an old Harrovian (Moretons 1976³) and is a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  He is a member of the Council of Wycombe Abbey School and, until recently was a Trustee and the treasurer of Save the Children and Chair of Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin). 

Claire Oulton MA, PGCE

Claire Oulton was Headmistress of St Catherine’s Bramley 1994-2000 and Head of Benenden 2000-2013 during which time she assisted with the setting up of an Academy. She stepped down after 20 years of headship and is now Head of Leadership Appointments for RSAcademics, assisting governors with the appointments of CEOS, Principals and Heads across the UK and internationally. She is also an in-house education advisor for a private investment firm and sits on the Board of an education technology company. She has sat on the governing body of 9 schools across the independent and maintained sectors.