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Senior Management Team

Alastair Land Head Master
Alastair Land, Head Master, went to Manchester Grammar School before he took a First in Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the College's Students Union. After completing his PGCE at Cambridge, he began his career at Eton as a teacher of Biology. There he became a Deputy House Master and held several extra-curricular responsibilities, including command of the CCF. Alastair then spent nine years at Winchester, where he was Master in College and a member of the Senior Management Team. Alastair was Deputy Head Master at Harrow for three years from 2012, before he moved to Repton as Headmaster. He returned to Harrow as Head Master in April 2019. He has retained his interests in outdoor activity and scholarship; Alastair is developing a process of strategic development of boys boarding in the twenty first century.
Alastair Chirnside Deputy Head Master

Alastair studied Classics and French at Merton College, Oxford, graduating with a double first and a half Blue in lightweight rowing. Before teaching, he worked as a fund manager for Schroders in London. In 2004 he joined Eton College to teach Classics, where he also coached rowing for several years before becoming Head of the Fifth Form, Head of the Classics Department and a House Master. Alastair oversees the day-to-day running of the School, with particular responsibility for boys’ discipline and for all co-curricular activities.

Nick Shryane Bursar
Nick read Modern History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He also completed the Army Command and Staff Course, as well as a Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Following an 18-year career in the British Army, Nick became Harrow’s Bursar in 1997. He is responsible for the efficient provision of the School’s support services, has a managing director’s responsibilities for Harrow School Enterprises Limited, services several Governors’ committees including investments and strategy, and, maintains a watching brief for The John Lyon School in his capacity as the Corporation Bursar.
 Peter Bieneman Senior Master 
Peter read Zoology at Durham University, where he also completed his PGCE. He was Assistant House Master in The Head Master's before becoming House Master of The Grove from 2000 to 2012. As Senior Master, Peter is the School's Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Officer. He is also responsible for boys’ welfare and areas of compliance, including policies, health and safety, the Medical Centre, matrons, and first aid and paramedic support on match days. He also sits on the Pastoral Support Committee, which assists the House teams and sets the strategy for pastoral care.
Dr Michael Gray Director of Studies

Michael graduated with a first in History from King's College London, after which he completed his PGCE. While teaching full-time at Halliford School in Shepperton and St Edward's School, Oxford, he completed his Master’s and PhD at the UCL Institute of Education. He has published two books and several articles on Holocaust education. Michael joined Harrow in 2013 and was Head of Politics before becoming Academic and Universities Director in 2017. In 2019, he was appointed Director of Studies. His primary responsibilities include curricular planning, academic strategy, teaching and learning, advising the Head Master on academic appointments, line-managing Heads of Subjects, and co-ordinating the professional development of teaching staff.

Dr Stephen Harrison Director of Pastoral Care

Stephen graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast with a first in Pure and Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics. He continued to work in academic research before joining the defence industry and then the Mathematics Department at Harrow. Stephen was House Master of The Head Master’s from 2012 to 2019 and, before that, was Assistant House Master of The Park. As Director of Pastoral Care, he is responsible for all aspects of boarding life in the School, including the recruitment, training and line management of House Masters. He is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and member of the Pastoral Support Committee. He also works closely with the Bursar to assess and co-ordinate the maintenance and upgrading of the Houses.

Dr Eric Sie Registrar
Eric graduated with a first in Chemistry from Imperial College and then undertook his PhD at Imperial College and Loughborough, publishing five papers on his research into the use of catalysts in organic chemistry. He was a Royal Society Post-doctoral Fellow at Sagami Chemical Research Centre in Tokyo and then attended Queens' College, Cambridge, to complete his PGCE. At Epsom College and then Radley College, Eric was a Master and Assistant House Master. At Harrow, he was Head of Chemistry for five years and a House Master for nine (The Knoll 2005–2014). In his present role as Registrar, he is responsible for Admissions. Eric is a Chartered Chemist and has had two A-level teaching packs published.
Charles Bailey Academic and Universities Director

Charles read Theology at Oxford, where he also completed his PGCE. He started teaching at Forest School, before moving to Harrow in 2014 to teach Theology & Philosophy and History. Charles has been Resident Tutor in The Park, Assistant House Master in The Grove, and has coached rugby, cricket and Harrow Football. In 2017, he became the Head of Learning Skills and then the Head of Theology & Philosophy a year later. In recent years, Charles has sat as a foundation governor at St John’s Church of England School. He also works alongside the International Boys’ School Coalition by regularly leading professional-development and teacher-training courses for teachers across the globe. As the Academic and Universities Director, Charles has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of academic life at Harrow and coordinates the support given to Harrovians as they apply to university and prepare for life after Harrow.


Douglas Collins Chief Executive of the Harrow Development Trust
Doug graduated with degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia. He initially occupied senior positions with Bass Brewers in marketing and sales, before transferring to educational development in the mid-1990s. He established the Milestones Campaign at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where £15 million was raised in four years. Doug was appointed Director of the Harrow Development Trust in 1998. The sums raised by the Trust have transformed the facilities and opportunities available to Harrow’s pupils, not least in the provision of bursary funding. In the twenty years that he has led fundraising initiatives at Harrow, some £110 million has been raised, and a further £100 million is the target by 2025. Doug serves as a governor of his prep school, Lockers Park in Hertfordshire.
Ralph Arundell Director of Operations
Ralph was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and completed a 30-year career in the British Army. He commanded 3rd Battalion The Rifles on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, and served on operations extensively in Northern Ireland and other parts of the world. Ralph has two Masters degrees; the first in Defence Studies and the second in Strategic Leadership and National Security Policy Formulation. His final military post was as an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Defence. At Harrow, he is responsible for the delivery of all non-teaching aspects of the School. Ralph is a Trustee of The Rifles Regimental Charity and sits on the Grants Committee supporting Riflemen and their families and is a Director of the Hampton Pool Trust providing community open air swimming in South West London.
Tim Dalton Director of Shaftesbury Enterprise

Tim completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham before working for the charity Livability. He moved into finance, working for Douglas, Deakin and Young in London before completing a PGCE at the Institute of Education. In 2003 he joined Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet to teach Mathematics before moving to Harrow School in 2007. Tim is a keen sportsman and has taken teams in rugby and soccer as well as coaching athletics. In 2014 Tim left Harrow to become Assistant Head Teacher (Head of Sixth Form) at Twyford Church of England High School in Acton. He returned to Harrow in 2016 and is the Director of Shaftesbury Enterprise. Shaftesbury Enterprise encompasses all of Harrow’s philanthropic, charitable, outreach and partnership work.