Governors​

The Chair of Governors, Mr I Barbour, can be contacted in writing: c/o the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs M McGregor, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, Dulwich, London SE22 8SU, or by email: clerk@alleyns.org.uk


Mr Iain BarbourAlleyn's Governor Iain Barbour

Position: 

Chair and ex-officio member of all committees. Governor Representative for AGBIS and Chair of Alleyn's School Enterprises Limited.

Date of appointment: 

1 August 2009.

Biography: 

Iain was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Hull University; he lives in London and works at Bishopsfield Capital Partners, where he advises institutional investors financing the development and operation of infrastructure and other projects. Iain's career has spanned three decades in the City during which time he has worked for some of the world's leading financial institutions. Iain is an Independent Non-Executive Director at DBRS, a global rating agency. Iain maintains a keen interest in drama and sport. Iain has three daughters who were educated at Alleyn's between 2001 and 2012.

Qualifications: 

BSc Econ (Hons); ACIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers).


MR Charles BarclayAlleyn's Governor Charles Barclay

Position: 

Member of the Education Committee.

Date of appointment:

August 2019.

Biography: 

Charles is the Worshipful Company of Saddlers' representative on the Governing Board. Charles was Prime Warden of the Saddlers' Company in 2015-16, following in his father’s footsteps. He was educated at Westminster School and St Andrew’s University (Astronomy and Astrophysics). After a spell in the City with Barclays Bank, he switched to teaching; first Physics at Clifton College, then Westminster School and finally, with Astronomy and Extended Project, at Marlborough College. Charles was keen oarsman in his youth and is a member of Leander. He now runs the Blackett Observatory and is Chair of Examiners for GCSE Astronomy, Principal Moderator for Pearson Edexcel Extended Project and was Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society 2017-2019.

Qualifications: 

BSc (Hons), FRAS, FRSA, ACIEA (Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors).


MRs dianne barratt Alleyn's Governor Dianne Barratt

Position: 

Member of the Education Committee. Governor with particular responsibility for the Junior School. 

Date of appointment:

1 August 2020.

Biography: 

Dianne grew up in the north east of England and trained as a teacher at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, obtaining a B.Ed in 1977 and later an M.Ed. in psychology. She has worked in a wide variety of schools during her teaching career, both maintained and independent, including two years spent teaching in the USA and several years working in special schools with children with emotional difficulties.

Her final appointment before retirement was Head of Prospect House School in Putney from 2004 to 2017. She was an ISI inspector for twelve years and currently is retained as an advisor for IAPS schools on safeguarding and compliance matters.

Dianne has two daughters who were both educated at Alleyn’s.  

Qualifications: 

BEd,  MEd.


Mr Mark BishopAlleyn's Governor Mark Bishop

Position: 

Member of the Education Committee.

Date of Appointment: 

1 April 2017.

Biography:  

Mark was educated at Charterhouse School before graduating from St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He began his teaching career at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford where he was both a Head of Department and Head of Year. Subsequently he became Deputy Head at Caterham School, a co-educational day and boarding school in Surrey before being appointed as Head of Trinity School, Croydon in 2006. He has been a Governor of several schools and for many years was an ISI Inspector. After 30 years of teaching, 10 of which as Head, he then became the Chief Executive of Perrett Laver, a global Executive Search firm. In 2018 he returned to the world of education and is currently Executive Principal of YK Pao School, Shanghai. He is married with two children.

Qualifications: 

MA (Oxon), MBA.


PROFESSOR Frances BowenAlleyn's Governor Dr Frances Bowen

Position: 

Deputy Chair, Chair of the Education Committee, Vice Chair of the Nominations Committee and member of the Strategy Committee. Governor with particular responsibility for the Junior School and for Safeguarding.

Date of appointment: 

13 March 2008.

Biography: 

Educated at Alleyn's 1977-1984, Spurgeon’s House Captain and School Vice-Captain 1983-84, then studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, London. After junior medical rotations Frances was appointed MRC Fellow back at the Royal Free where her work led to a PhD in molecular virology in HIV patients. Frances completed her training as a physician thereafter and was appointed to Consultant Physician at the Hammersmith Hospital at the age of 32 in 2000 and became the Trust lung cancer lead. In 2005 she became lead clinician for respiratory medicine and then in 2008 chief of service for clinical infection and respiratory medicine. In 2015 Professor Bowen became clinical director for acute and specialist medicine at Charing Cross Hospital where she still works clinically in fast track respiratory clinics and takes part in the acute medical on call rota. In 2018 Professor Bowen was appointed divisional director of medicine and integrated care and a member of the trust executive board. In July 2019 she was conferred the title of Professor of Practice (respiratory medicine) from Imperial College, London.

Qualifications: 

BSc, MBBS (Hons) PhD FRCP.


Dr Madeleine CampbellAlleyn's Governor Dr Madeleine Campbell

Position: 

Member of the Education Committee.

Date of appointment: 

1 August 2014.

Biography:

Educated at Alleyn’s (1979-1986), where she was School Captain. Madeleine completed a degree in Modern History and Economics at Oxford before qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon (BVetMed) with Honours in 1996 (The Royal Veterinary College). She subsequently undertook a PhD in Equine Reproduction, 2003 (London University). Madeleine was recognised as a Veterinary Specialist in Equine Reproduction by the European College of Animal Reproduction (2003) and The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2006), and as a European Diplomat in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (2015). She also obtained a MA in Medical Ethics and Law from Keele University, 2012. 

Madeleine combines her work as a Clinical Specialist in Equine Reproduction with teaching and researching Human: Animal Interactions and Ethics through an academic appointment at The Royal Veterinary College.

Qualifications: 

BVetMed (Hons), MA (Oxon), MA (Keele), PhD, DipECAR DipECAWBM (AWSEL) MRCVS.


Mr Jon LillyAlleyn's Governor Jon Lilly

Position:

Member of the Education Committee, the Strategy Committee and the Nominations Committee. Governor Representative on the Health and Safety Committee.

Date of appointment:

1 August 2014.

Biography:

Jon was educated at Wyggeston Boys’ Grammar School and later Leicester and Southampton University, where he read History. He undertook his PGCE at the Institute of Education, London University and was appointed to teach History at Alleyn’s in 1974. He introduced the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, tutored at all levels in the School and coached football, basketball and badminton. He organised the School timetable for many years, before being appointed Assistant Head (Director of Studies) and finally Deputy Head (Pastoral and Personnel). He retired in 2013. His son and daughter were both educated at Alleyn’s. Jon has a particular brief to represent the Alleyn’s staff.

Qualifications:

BA (Hons); PGCE.


Mrs Laura MalkinAlleyn's Governor Laura Malkin

Position: 

Chair of the Strategy Committee, member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Nominations Committee. 

Date of appointment:

1 August 2015.

Biography: 

Laura's career has been in the education sector, working with institutions from primary through to post graduate levels, in the UK and the US. Currently, she evaluates and administers bursaries for the Thomas’s Schools Foundation, serves as a governor of Chelsea Academy, a trustee of Wellesley College (US), and on several advisory boards at Harvard University. 

Laura sat on the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association from 2000-2010, during which time she and her husband had four daughters in the School. She also served as APA Chair from 2005-07.

Qualifications:

BA (Latin American Studies), Wellesley College (US).


Mr Richard PinckardAlleyn's Governor Richard Pinckard

Position: 

Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and member of the Strategy Committee. Trustee of the Dulwich Estate.

Date of appointment: 

1 August 2013.

Biography: 

Richard was educated at Malvern College and the London School of Economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG where he has been a partner since 1996 working with many of its major international clients across a wide range of industries. Richard was previously a trustee of the British Lung Foundation and a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, the UK’s financial reporting regulator. His son and daughter have both attended Alleyn’s and he lives in Dulwich.

Qualifications: 

BSc (Econ), FCA.


MS JENNIFER SCOTTAlleyn's Governor Jennifer Scott

Position: 

Member of the Education Committee.

Date of appointment:

1 January 2018.

Biography:

Jennifer took her BA and MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. She is a Member of the Board of the Living Paintings Trust, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow-Commoner of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

From 2004-2014 Jennifer was Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust, having previously worked in the curatorial departments of the National Gallery, London and National Museums Liverpool.

Jennifer Scott has been The Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery since April 2017. She was formerly Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath, where she managed the Museum’s 2016 centenary celebrations, led a high profile acquisition campaign, developed a successful city-wide partnership (Bath Museums Partnership), achieved funding for innovative outreach and community engagement projects and initiated new research leading to the re-attribution of previously overlooked works by Brueghel the Younger and David Teniers the Younger.

Qualifications:

BA, MA.


MS MICHELLE TERRYAlleyn's Governor Michelle Terry

Position: 

Member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Date of appointment:

1 January 2018.

Biography:

Michelle was educated at Alleyn’s (1987-1992), then studied Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Before being called to the Bar in 2000, Michelle obtained a Certificate in International Business Practice, after successful completion of the Mountbatten Internship Programme in New York (1998-99).

Michelle co-founded ‘Stepping stones to the future’ (2007 – 2011), a programme providing young people with the tools needed to deal with potential professional and personal challenges, using workshops to develop their presentation and communication skills.

Michelle has worked as a criminal defence advocate at the independent Bar, a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS and a Crown Court advocate for a criminal defence firm.

Michelle is currently a sole practitioner who receives instructions from the Serious Fraud Office, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the CPS. She is also a voluntary advocate for the Communities Empowerment Network, an Inner Temple advocacy trainer and a Mentor.

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons).


Ms Helen thomas-feeneyAlleyn's Governor Helen Thomas-Feeney

Position: 

Member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Date of appointment: 

August 2019.

Biography: 

Helen is the Business Editor for BBC Newsnight. Helen joined the BBC in 2016 after three years editing the Heard on the Street column at the Wall Street Journal in Europe and nine years at the Financial Times. While at the Financial Times Helen wrote for the Lex column in New York.

Helen began her career with a short spell in investment banking at JP Morgan. She studied PPE at Corpus Christi College, Oxford after leaving Alleyn's in 1997.

Qualifications: 

MA (Oxon).

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Mr Peter YetzesAlleyn's Governor Peter Yetzes

Position: 

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee and the Strategy Committee. Director of Alleyn's School Enterprises Limited and Trustee of the Dulwich Estate.

Date of appointment: 

17 March 2014.

Biography: 

Peter was educated at Alleyn's from 1960-1968 and was House Captain of Tulley’s. His career was primarily in public sector finance and until 2010 he was a Director of the Audit Commission where he developed the internationally renowned National Fraud Initiative. Peter is currently Executive Chairman of a group of recruitment companies operating in the IT, Nursing and the Education sectors. His son and daughter attended Alleyn’s between 1984 and 1993.

Qualifications: 

BA, JP.


MRS MENNA MCGREGORAlleyn's Governor Menna McGregor

Position: 

Clerk to the Governors.

Date of appointment: 

20 September 2018.

Biography: 

Menna studied law and was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. She was Clerk to the Mercers' Company from 2008 to 2015, having previously spent 13 years working at the National Theatre. Menna currently holds a number of trusteeships including The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The National Centre for Early Music, Wilton's Music Hall and the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. 

Qualifications: 

LLB.