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Senior Management Team

Alastair Land Head Master
Alastair Land, Head Master, attended Manchester Grammar School where he was School Vice-Captain. He first got to understand the positive power of boarding in his gap year teaching at Budhanilkantha School north of Kathmandu. Alastair took a First in Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the College's Student 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 nearly four 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 is Contingent Commander of the Harrow Rifle Corps. He remains committed to scholarship, teaching electives on Human Evolution and Consciousness. He delivers a number of academic talks including on Harrow’s Giants of Old. Alastair is developing a process of strategic development of boys boarding in the 21st century and access to it for boys of all backgrounds and integrated working with local partners. He is a governor at Aysgarth, Orley Farm, Dulwich Prep London (and a regular prep school visitor) and a member of Park High School, and has acted as an independent reviewer in the appraisal process of senior school headteachers. He is currently the Secretary for HMC London Division.
Stephen Harrison Deputy Head Master
Stephen graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast with a first in Pure and Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Theoretical Physics. After completing his doctorate, he continued to work in academic research before taking up a post in the defence industry. He then joined 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 from 2019 until 2023, he was responsible for all aspects of boarding life in the School, including the work of the House Masters, Assistant House Masters and Matrons, as well as the Medical Centre. As Deputy Head Master, Stephen is one of the Head Master’s principal advisors on School strategy and is responsible under the Head Master for the day-to-day running of the School, including boys’ discipline. He co-ordinates the activity of the members of the Senior Management Team with responsibility for pastoral, academic, co-curricular, and partnerships and outreach matters. Stephen is also a governor at Marlborough Primary School.
Julia Wood Bursar
Following her degree Julia joined the Royal Navy and served as one of the first female officers at sea. She moved on from uniformed service to be Head of Personnel at Winchester College and then Business Director of the ISBA. Julia has been Bursar at St George’s Ascot and then Director of Finance and Operations at Woldingham. She volunteers as a magistrate and has postgraduate qualifications in Financial Management and Personnel Development.
Charles Bailey Director of Studies
Charles Bailey
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 2019, Charles was appointed to the Senior Management Team as Academic and Universities Director, holding overall responsibility for the day-to-day academic running of the School, before his appointment as Director of Studies in 2021. 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. Charles' primary responsibilities as Director of Studies 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.
Simon Taylor Director of Pastoral Care
Simon studied Fine Art at Kingston University, after which he pursued his interest in combining art practice with teaching at Christ’s Hospital, Sussex, where he also coached a number of sports, gaining a UEFA B licence in soccer and a Level 3 cricket certification. Simon joined Harrow as Director of Art in 2009, also coaching the 1st XI soccer team and accompanying tours to Sweden, Hong Kong, New York and Dallas. Simon became House Master of Rendalls in 2012 and led the House for 11 years before his appointment as Director of Pastoral Care. Pastoral care is at the core of everything we do. Our 12 boarding Houses are home to the boys during term time and our aim is for each House to have the qualities of a nurturing family home. As Director of Pastoral Care, Simon is responsible for all aspects of boarding life in the School, including the work of the House Masters, Assistant House Masters and Matrons, as well as the Medical Centre. He chairs the Pastoral Advisory Committee, which sets the strategy for pastoral care, and is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and a member of the Pastoral Support Committee. Simon 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.
Hannah Fox Academic and Universities Director

Hannah read Classics at Trinity College, Oxford as a Blakiston Exhibitioner. An alumna from Withington Girls’ School in Manchester, she was also educated in Paris at Collège Lavoisier in Antony and at the Lycée International. She has been Head of Classics at The School of St Helen and St Katharine in Abingdon and taught at Winchester College after starting her teaching career at The King’s School, Gloucester in 1995.  In all these schools she coached rowing after doing university level coxing at Oxford. She joined Harrow in 2018 from Somerville College, Oxford where she was a non-stipendiary lecturer, teaching Greek and Latin language and also New Testament Greek to undergraduates. She was made Master-in-Charge of Oxbridge and Scholars in 2019 and has also been responsible for Spear Harrow. As the Academic and Universities Director, Hannah 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.

Eugene Higgins Director of Co-curriculum
Eugene Higgins
Eugene read Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and came to Harrow in 2001 to teach Mathematics. He was the Assistant House Master of Druries in 2006 before being appointed House Master of Newlands in 2009 where he remained until 2023. Eugene served as Senior House Master for six years. In 2022 he joined the Senior Management Team supporting the Director of Pastoral Care and the Deputy Head Master, with oversight of the co-curricular programme. He has coached teams in rugby, soccer, hockey, and athletics, was Master-in-Charge of Swimming and Water Polo and a member of the English Schools Swimming Association for many years. Eugene is also Master-in-Charge of the exchange programme for foreign students. He was appointed Sixth Form Registrar in 2022. Eugene is a Governor at Caldicott Prep School.
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 20 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.

Dr David Wendelken Director of Safeguarding
David has an M.Phil. in Moral Philosophy from the University of St Andrews and a Ph.D. in Political Theory from the University of Southampton, both of which followed his BA in Politics and Government. He taught at the Universities of Southampton, Newcastle and Durham, where he completed his PGCE. David joined the History and Politics Department at Harrow in 2006. Since then he has been House Master of Bradbys, as well as being heavily involved in the co-curricular life of the School. As Designated Safeguarding Lead David is responsible for all aspects of safeguarding within the School including implementing national safeguarding policies and safeguarding training for all staff. He chairs the Pastoral Support Committee which oversees individual safeguarding/pastoral provision. David is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, an A-level Politics examiner, and the Chief Examiner in Politics for the University of London’s International Foundation Program.