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 BakerStephen Baker became a Governor in January 2012. He chairs the Finance & General Purposes Committee, and is a member of the Investment Committee.

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.

Tom Biggins

Tom BigginsTom Biggins was appointed Governor by Shropshire Council in 2011. He is a member of the Audit, Finance & General Purposes, and Investment Committees; and is also employer representative Trustee of the two pension schemes.

Tom was educated at Shrewsbury (School House 1973-77), is a Conservative member of Shropshire Council and serves on the Pensions Committee. Previously he was a member of Shropshire County Council since 1997. He is the managing director of the family firm of cheese factors, S. Biggins Ltd, based in Whitchurch.

Richard Boys-Stones, BSc, FCA

Richard Boys-Stones became a Governor in 2017. Richard chairs the Audit 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 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 ClarkJohn 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.

Carla Howarth, LL.B, MA

Carla HaworthCarla 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.

Winston Hunter, QC

Winston Hunter became a Governor in 2007, formerly the Governor appointed by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.  He is a member of the International Development and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.

Winston has a LLB in Law (Leeds University).  He was called to the Bar in 1985 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2000.  He has been appointed to sit as Recorder of the Crown Court and Deputy High Court Judge and practices from Chambers in London and Manchester. He is a co-opted member of the Medical Ethics Committee and also governor at an independent Preparatory school.  Winston has three sons who are 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.

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 & Remunerations 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.

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 and his daughter is currently a member of the School.

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 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.

Lyndsey O'Loughlin, LL.B.

Lyndsey O'Loughlin has been a Governor since 2008 and was appointed Deputy Chair in January 2014.  She chairs the Nominations Remuneration Committee; and is a member of the Education & Safeguarding and Finance & General Purposes Committees.

Originally from Yorkshire, Lyndsey is a Nottingham graduate who worked briefly in the City before moving to Shrewsbury to join Hatchers solicitors in 1986.  Specialising in corporate and commercial property law she became a partner in 1991 and senior partner in 2005.  After almost a quarter of a century in private practice, Lyndsey accepted an invitation to become Company Secretary and Group Solicitor for one of the County’s best known family companies, Morris Company.  In her current role, Lyndsey enjoys involvement in the Company’s business interests in property investment/development, care, site machinery and PR and marketing.

James Pitt MBA, BSc (Hons)

James Pitt became a Governor in 2019 and is a member of the Investment Committee.

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 and has worked in the private equity sector since 2000. Prior to this he was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and New York, and a strategy consultant with 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, London. He is a Vice Patron and Trustee of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Chairman of the Shrewsbury School Foundation.

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.

Gordon Woods, MA (Oxon), PGCE

Gordon Woods became a Governor in 2018, appointed by the Assistant Teachers of The Schools. He is a member of the Education & Safeguarding Committee.

Gordon has recently retired after twelve years as Warden (head) of Glenalmond College in Perthshire. A graduate of Oxford, he rowed for two winning University Lightweight crews before teaching (and coaching) at Shrewsbury between 1979 and 2003,  during which time he was variously Head of Geography, Master i/c Rowing and 1st VIII coach, Housemaster of Oldham’s then The School House, before becoming Second Master.

Gordon has had experience as an A level examiner and more recently has served on the National Executive of the Boarding Schools Association and was for nine years a board member of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools. Gordon has governed a number of schools in England and Scotland and is also Company Secretary to the Shrewsbury Drapers with involvement in the running of their Almshouses in the town.

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