The Governing Body

There are nineteen members of the Governing Body, selected and appointed as shown below:

Vacancy – Vicar of Horsham, ex officio

Four governors appointed by the Court of Assistants of the Mercers’ Company

Mrs Barbara Hobday

Dr Grant Powell

Mr Hugh Stafford-Smith



Eight independent governors appointed by the Governing Body

Mr Karl Banister

Mrs Ann Donoghue                       Vice Chair 

Mr Graham Lawrence

Mr Paul Mittendorfer

Dr David Skipp                                Chair 

Mrs Helen Smith

Mr Robert Yorke


Mrs Sally Bromley                         The Principal, ex officio  


Elected governors

Mr Tom Cox                                    Staff governor

Mrs Clare Ruaux                             Staff governor

Mr Dominic Wakefield                     Parent governor

Ms Lisa Karandeja                          Student governor

Ms Emily Leddy                               Student governor


Co-opted members of Committees appointed by the Governing Body:

Mr Richard Beckwith                    (Estates Sub-Committee)

Mr Geoffrey Bowley                      (Audit)

Mrs Sarah Ediss                            (Audit)

Mr Sam Uzzell                              (Finance & General Purposes)                                    




Becoming a Governor