Governing Body

Governing Body

 ​COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD
The Board does a lot of its work through the following Committees, each of which has to be chaired by a Governor. The Terms of Reference of the Committees follow in the next section. In the diagram below * denotes an ex officio membership of the Committee, + a non-Governor member and members of Committees in bold who are not Chairs are Vice-Chairs
 
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​Governor ​Experience ​Chigwell School Connection
​Mrs Susie Aliker BA, MBA, ACMA
CHAIR
Accountant, MBA. Susie started her career in corporate finance as a graduate trainee with Unilever followed by roles in the retail sector. She moved into financial services and joined Credit Suisse in 1998 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2001. During her years at CS, she was a global Chief Operating Officer and had responsibility for New Business development for the investment bank, private bank and asset management divisions. She has extensive experience of business strategy, corporate M&A activity, deal structuring and operational management. She left CS in 2012 to become a partner in The Till Group, a corporate finance advisory boutique. She has a strong interest in the education sector and is also a Governor of the University of London (SOAS) and is a former non-executive director of Young Enterprise (London) and the Credit Suisse Charitable Foundation. She is married to Phillip, a Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator. Two of her four children have attended Chigwell School
Mr David Morriss BSc, CEng, FIET, FBCS, CITP
VICE CHAIR
Former Director of IBM UK Holdings, non executive Director of several companies, past Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, past president of the British Computer Society, former General Commissioner of Income Taxes.
Mr Robin Howard MA Barrister, principally in Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury and Property Law.
Mr John Cullis MBE, BA, MSc (Econ) Former primary school Head of 29 years experience; organises conferences and assists on National Advisory Committees, serves on LEA Committees, Working Parties and Steering Groups; works with PGCE students at University of East London ​Son attended Chigwell
Sir Richard Dales K.C.V.O., C.M.G., M.A Former Ambassador to Norway; currently Chair of the International Alert; Chair of the Anglo-Norse Society;  Member of the Governing Council of the University of East Anglia; Former Director, Africa and the Commonwealth at the Foreign Office; Former Chair of the Civil Service Selection Boards OC Brought up at Chigwell where father was Housemaster and Second Master
Mr Richard Youdale MA
Cantab nominee
Former Headmaster of  King’s School Ely; educational consultant, school appraiser; organises the guardianship for international students
The Reverend Geoffrey Smith AKC
Ex-officio
​​Rector St John’s, Loughton; Rural Dean of Ongar. Justice of the Peace for 20 years and Chair of the N W Essex bench for five years, 15 years on the Youth Panel.
The Reverend Malcolm Lambert BSc, MA, MPhil
Ex-officio
Rector of Chigwell and Chigwell Row. Previously served as a Parish Priest in Leicestershire and Director of Anglican Theological Institute in Belize; particularly interested in Theological Education and inter-religious relations,; has been a Governor at various schools for nearly 20 years and helped set up a new school.
Dr Tony PrussBSc, PhD, MBBS, LRCP, MRCS, AFOM Former GP in Goodmayes for 35 years; former Industrial Medical Officer for British Gas and Principal Forensic Medical Examiner for the Metropolitan Police; Primary School Governor for 11 years.  Also Governor of an Academy in Hampshire. ​OC
Both sons attended Chigwell
Mr Nick Garnish
B.Sc. (Hons), MBA, CMgr, FCMI, MCSI
Chief Operating Officer, (CaLM) at LCH.Clearnet. Former Managing Director, Treasurer and Global Head of Foreign Exchange of Jefferies International; Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers; member of the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Redbridge Junior School Governor for 10 years.
OC
Both daughters attend Chigwell. Trustee of the OC Lodge Benevolent Fund.
President of the Old Chigwellians Association
Mr Martin Higgins Group Director of Higgins PLC.; director of various subsidiary companies with special interest in residential property development; Freeman of the City of London; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.   Former Governor of a grant maintained school for 16 years. Two children attended Chigwell, member of Capital Fundraising Cttee for the School Drama Centre
Mr Andrew Howat MD and Head of Collateral and Liquidity Management LCH.Clearnet Group.  Formerly non EMS Treasurer of Credit Lyonnais, Treasurer of Daiwa Europe, and European Treasurer of Refco Overseas.
Dr Graham Dixon
MA, BMus, PhD, MBA, BMus, ARAM, FRCO, FTCL, FRSA, FRAS
Managing Editor of BBC Radio 3; Chair of the Euroradio Users Group; advises media organisations across Europe; Trustee of National Centre for Early Music and London Insight Meditation.   Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Asiatic Society. Son attended Chigwell School
Mrs Emma Brett ACA Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; worked for Smith & Williamson Ltd for fifteen years, progressing to director level in the Assurance and Business Services department; specialist areas included external and internal audit, due diligence, reporting accountant for listings, business plan validation as well as other investigative and special assignments across a wide range of sectors including independent schools.
Mrs Jenny Gwinn BSc, CertEd Former England international lacrosse player and maths, PE and games teacher.  Former Deputy Head of Wellingborough Junior School and Deputy Head and later Head of Chigwell Junior School, now mentoring and appraising Heads for the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and involved in voluntary work. Deputy Head, then Head of Chigwell Junior School until 2010
Clerk to the Governors: Mr Greville Norman BSc (Econ), CPFA, ACIS ​​Former senior financial officer in local government, former director and company secretary of a consultancy company in social housing.    Currently advisor to charities and similar organisations. Daughter attended Chigwell.Trustee and Treasurer of Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust