New Appointees to our Board of Governors

We’re pleased to announce Mrs Laura Malkin has been elected as our new Chair of Governors.

Laura joined our board of Governors in 2015, further to sitting on our Board of Governor’s Laura has a rich understanding of the Alleyn’s community having also sat on the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association from 2000-2010 (serving as APA Chair from 2005-07) during which time she and her husband had four daughters in our School.

Professionally Laura brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked in the education sector with numerous institutions, from primary through to post graduate levels in the UK and the US as a teacher, manager, executive and advisor. Currently, she evaluates applications and administers bursaries for the Thomas’s Foundation, serves as a governor of Chelsea Academy, a trustee of the Ashburnham Community School Association, a trustee emerita of Wellesley College and on several advisory boards at Harvard University. 

We’re also pleased to announce Mr Charles Barclay will be taking the position of Vice Chair on The Board of Governors having joined the board in 2019. Charles is also the Worshipful Company of Saddlers' representative on our Governing Board. 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.

The Board of Governors are also welcoming Mr Jesse Elzinga as a new appointee to the Board. Jesse has been Headmaster at Sevenoaks School since September 2020. Before this, he was Headmaster at Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire and has taught at Harrow, St Edward’s School in Oxford and Whitgift School.

Learn more about our Board of Governors here.