Shrewsbury School

Governing Body Members' Details

Tim Haynes, BA, PGCE

Tim Haynes became a Governor in 2010 and was appointed Chairman in June 2017.


Tim was Headmaster of Tonbridge School from 2005 to 2018 and Headmaster of Monmouth School for ten years before that, having previously been Surmaster (Deputy Head) of St Paul's School in London.  He is a governor of several independent and maintained schools and is an Old Salopian.

Stephen Baker, BSc, FCA, CF

Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker became a Governor in January 2012.

Stephen is a graduate of Manchester University and a Chartered Accountant and lives in Cheshire. He was a partner at Grant Thornton from 1987 to 2017 working within M&A and restructuring including roles in London, Manchester and San Francisco. He is currently a consultant to Grant Thornton’s global network as well as holding other board advisory roles. He was a Governor at Terra Nova, a co-educational preparatory school in Cheshire, from 2002 - 2010. His son is an Old Salopian.

Richard Boys-Stones, BSc, FCA

Richard Boys-Stones became a Governor in 2017. Richard chairs the Finance & General Purposes Committee.  He is a member of the Investment Committee and is an employer representative Trustee of one of the School’s pension schemes.

Richard was educated at Shrewsbury School from 1968-73 where he captained the cricket XI.  After Bristol University, Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), becoming a partner in 1989.  At PwC, Richard worked across the private, public and not for profit sectors specialising in restructuring and turning around organisations under stakeholder pressure.  Since leaving PwC in 2015, Richard acts as an independent financial restructuring specialist, with a particular focus on the NHS.  Richard was the Honorary Treasurer of the Salopian Club from 2011 to 2017.

David Chance

David joined the Governing Body in 2018. He was appointed as Deputy Chair in 2020.  He chairs the Investment Committee and is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

David is an Old Salopian and former Head of School. He was awarded a Morehead Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 and graduated with an MBA in 1981. He worked in the US cable television industry, based in Atlanta and San Francisco, for a number of years before returning to the UK to join Sky TV as Marketing Director in 1987. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director and COO in 1993.

In 1998, he decided to step down from his executive role at Sky "for a better work/life balance" and took on a number of Board directorships and consultancy roles before starting his own Pay TV company, Top Up TV, which he subsequently sold to C5, Sky and BT. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of BskyB Group plc, O2 plc and ITV plc, and is currently Chairman of Modern Times Group AB (Stockholm) and PCCW Media Limited (Hong Kong). He is an active investor in a variety of early-stage Digital Media ventures.

John Clark, MA, PGCE

John Clark

John Clark became a Governor in 2012, originally appointed by the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Audit, Education & Safeguarding and International Development Committees.

John read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter’s College Oxford, and trained to be a teacher in inner city Liverpool. Following a period as Head of Economics and Politics at Ellesmere College, he was head of department and house master at Eton College, before serving as Headmaster at Mvumi School in Tanzania from 2006 to 2009 when on leave of absence. Most recently he was Senior Tutor at Eton College, with special responsibility for professional development and pupils’ charitable giving, but has now retired. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, trustee of the Mvumi School Trust and Chairman of the Society of Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses.

Sir Peter Davis

Peter Davis became a Governor in 2018. He is the chair of the Education & Safeguarding Committee.

Sir Peter was educated at Shrewsbury, in Oldham’s from 1955-59. He has been a Trustee of the Foundation twice and was President of the Salopian Club in 2016. He has been CEO of three major companies, Reed Elsevier, Prudential and J Sainsbury, and on boards in USA and Europe together with advisory roles in Asia. He has been Chairman of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Business in the Community and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House and of the V&A. He was knighted for services to education and training and chaired a major report on pensions for the government. He was a Governor of Queenswood and a prep school and was Pro Chancellor and Deputy Chair at Bangor University. He has a grandson in the school.

Diana Flint, DL

Diana became a Governor in 2014, appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire. She is a member of the Finance & General Purposes,  Education & Safeguarding and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.

Born in Kenya, Diana moved to Shropshire at the age of four. She joined the Sixth Form at Ellesmere College as the first female pupil and has a degree in Italian from Reading University. Diana served on the Board of Downe House School for nine years. She was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Shropshire in 2009 and High Sheriff of Shropshire 2013-14. Diana lives at the family farm near Ellesmere and has two children, a married son and daughter.

Sara Hankin, BA

Carla Haworth

Sara Hankin became a Governor in 2021.  She is the Staff Liaison and Designated Governor for Safeguarding and is a member of the Education and Safeguarding Committee.

Sara read Russian and French at Manchester University. After a period of work in industry she began teaching at Shrewsbury in 1990. Since then her roles have included setting up the School's early PSD programme and choreographing School musical productions. In 1999 she became Sixth Form Admissions Tutor, then in 2002 she was appointed Housemaster of Port Hill. In 2008 she transferred to become Housemistress of the first girls' house, Mary Sidney Hall. From 2012 she served as Deputy Head (Academic Staffing) until her retirement in 2016.

Carla Howarth, LL.B, MA

Carla Haworth

Carla Howarth became a Governor in 2014. She chairs the International Development Committee and is a member of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Carla holds a first degree in Law, a Masters degree in Criminology and is a qualified barrister. She has worked in the criminal court systems as a Senior Lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong. She has authored practitioner texts in criminal law and is currently the Managing Director of a global training and education consultancy. Carla has a son and a daughter who are both Old Salopians.

Dr Saskia Jones-Perrott MBBS, FRCP, BA Hons (Oxon)

Saskia Jones-Perrott became a Governor in September 2019. She is a member of the Audit and Prep School Committees.

Saskia is a Consultant in Respiratory and Acute/General Medicine. A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford and The Royal London Medical School she now works for The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. She has been involved in medical education for many years both undergraduate and postgraduate, involved in teaching, assessment and appraisal and is Student Welfare Tutor for Keele Medical students studying in Shropshire.

She is married, living just over the Welsh border and has two children who are former and current third generation Packwoodians.

Will Kenyon, MA (Oxon), FCA

Will Kenyon will take up full appointment as Governor with effect from the end of the Summer Term 2022.  However, he will attend the Governing Body meetings as an observer and will Chair the Audit Committee.

Will is an Old Salopian and current parent. After Shrewsbury, he read Modern Languages at Oxford University before joining Price Waterhouse (now PwC), where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and went on to have a thirty-year career, twenty of those as a partner in the firm. Will specialised in the field of forensic accounting, helping clients in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors, both in the UK and overseas, deal with adverse issues relating to business ethics and corporate governance, both as an investigator and as an adviser on preventative measures. From 2003 to 2016, he was a trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel, a registered charity active in the field of anti-fraud education and research. He is a lay member of the Risk Committee of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

Professor Alan J McCarthy, BSc, PhD

Alan McCarthy became a Governor in 2013, originally appointed by the President and Council of The Royal Society. He is a member of the Education & Safeguarding and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.

Alan is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Liverpool, which he joined as a lecturer in 1985. He was also Head of undergraduate admissions for the School of Life Sciences and chairman of the postgraduate selection committee for the Institute of Integrative Biology. He held a number of external examining, editorial board and research peer review panel appointments in the UK and Europe. He is a member of council, trustee and Honorary Secretary of CARA, the Council for the Assistance of at Risk Academics.

Daniel Morris, BA

Dan was appointed as Governor to Shrewsbury School in 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee and will join the International Development Committee from June 2022. 

Dan is a Conservative Shropshire Councillor representing the Ward of Burnell in Shropshire Council since May 2017.  He is vice-chair of the Standards Committee and sits on the Place Overview Committee, Communities Overview Committee and on the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership Committee.

Dan was educated at Shrewsbury School (Mosers 1983-88).  After leaving Shrewsbury and taking a gap year in Australia, Dan studied at Exeter University from 1989 to 1992, and graduated with a BA Combined Honours Degree in Economics and Geography.  His career from Graduation to around 2010 was working for national food businesses in account management roles looking after national supermarket customers.  Dan is now is a director and partner in his family beef farming businesses and also works part time as an external consultant to the Food Industry. He is married to Iona with 3 Children, one of whom is a current pupil at Shrewsbury School. 

Marcus Moir, BA (Hons Architecture), MBA

Marcus Moir became a Governor in 2017. He chairs the Prep School Committee and is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

Marcus is a graduate of Manchester University and Manchester Business School.  After a 20-year career working in corporate finance in London, he returned to live in Shropshire where he has a portfolio of non-executive, investment and advisory roles. He was a Governor of Prestfelde, a co-educational preparatory school in Shropshire, from 2013-2016.

He is an Old Salopian.


Councillor Cecilia Motley, BA (Hons)

Cecilia Motley was appointed Governor by the Corporation of Shrewsbury in 2015. She is a member of the Education & Safeguarding Nomination & Remuneration and Finance & General Purposes Committees.

Cecilia has been a Conservative local government Councillor for eleven years.  She is a past Leader of South Shropshire District Council and has held a number of portfolio roles for Shropshire Unitary Council, including Children & Young People's Services.  Currently she is Shropshire Council's spokesman for Rural Affairs and chairs the Rural Services Network, a national organisation dedicated to improving rural services. She is a Member of the Arts Council Midlands Area Board and a Member of the Council of Governors of the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  She is married with four children and lives in South Shropshire.

James Pitt, BSc (Hons), MBA

James Pitt became a Governor in 2019. He chairs the School’s charitable foundation and is a member of both the Investment and Finance & General Purposes Committees.

James was educated at Shrewsbury (Severn Hill) from 1979-84. He is a Partner of Lexington Partners, the world’s largest independent manager of private equity secondary and co-investment funds, where he is responsible for the firm’s international direct investments. James has worked in the private equity sector since 2000, prior to which he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London and New York, and a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little. He started his career as a Warfare and Ship’s Diving Officer in the Royal Navy.

James holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a BSc. (Hons.) in Systems Management (Operations Research) from City, University of London. He is a Vice Patron and Trustee of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, a Member of the INSEAD UK Council and Chairman of the Shrewsbury School Foundation.

Mrs Fiona Schofield BA (Hons), PGCE

Fiona Schofield joined the Governing Body in January 2020 and is a member of the Education & Safety and Prep School Committees, as well as being the Health and Safety Governor.    

Fiona is a graduate of the University of East Anglia and has a degree in Art History. She also has a Primary PGCE and was a class teacher in Inner London schools, additionally providing individual support for children with special educational needs. When her husband’s training took them to Reading, she worked for DEC, a large American computer company, designing and writing legal courses for software buyers.

Since arriving in Shropshire in 2000, she has provided administrative support for her surgeon husband, worked as a substitute teacher and been a member of the Red Cross Entertainment Committee running the annual gift fair. She has four children; her three sons are all Old Salopians.

David Stacey, DL

David Stacey joined the Governing Body in January 2020 and is a member of the Audit, Finance & General Purposes and Prep School Committees.

Educated at Eton and The Royal Agricultural College, David qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982. During his subsequent 15-year career as an independent film and TV producer, he won, amongst many other awards, a Prix Italia and an International Emmy.
He was co-founder of an organic dairy company that was sold to Rachel’s Organic in 2000, where he took on the role of Sales Director until 2010.

David was elected a Governor of Packwood Haugh in 2007 and in 2012 became Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2018 he became Chair of Governors and led the merger negotiations with Shrewsbury School.

David was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 2015/16, was a listening volunteer with the Samaritans and is a Patron of Age UK Shropshire. Telford and Wrekin. He is also a Governor of Long Mountain School, his local state primary school. He has a son who is an Old Salopian.

Gráinne Walters, BBLS

Gráinne Walters became a Governor in 2018 and is a member of the International Development Committee.

A Business and Legal Studies graduate from University College Dublin, Gráinne moved to England in 2003 where she trained as a solicitor. Gráinne practised in the City before relocating to Shropshire in 2014 where she is a Partner and Head of Corporate in Shropshire’s largest law firm, Lanyon Bowdler LLP. In her current role, Gráinne specialises in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial work advising businesses locally, nationally and internationally. Gráinne’s husband is an old Salopian.

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