Mrs Susie Aliker BA, MBA, ACMA
Susie is a corporate finance professional with senior level experience,
mainly in the financial services sector. Currently, CFO and Company
Secretary of BACB plc which is a UK regulated bank which specialises in
facilitating trade flows between Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Previously, Susie was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and held
several roles including global chief operating officer and head of new business
responsible for new products and new markets. Susie left Credit Suisse in
2012 to co-found a business focusing on the delivery of innovative financial
services products in the healthcare area.
Susie has a BA in Economics and an MBA, and is a
qualified accountant. All four of her children have attended Chigwell
School. Susie has also held other non-executive positions in the
education area, including as an NED of Young Enterprise (London); she currently
sits on the Board of SOAS, University of London.
Mr David Morriss BSc, CEng, FIET, FBCS, CITP
David Morriss graduated in Electrical Engineering from
Manchester University in 1964. After a
short period with London Transport he joined IBM UK, where he held several
senior management appointments and directorships in the UK and
internationally. After retiring as a
director of IBM UK Holdings Ltd. in 1997, he has subsequently pursued a career
as a director, trustee and consultant in the corporate, public and not-
for-profit sectors. He was Chairman of
Waterfields Ltd., Kingston Call Centres Ltd, the Chartered Institute for IT,
and is Chairman of Concurrent Technology Ltd.
He is Vice-Chair of Governors at Chigwell School and a trustee of
He has been Master of the Worshipful Company of Information
Technologists and President of the British Computer Society. He has held several public appointments,
including General Commissioner for Income Tax.
|Mr Robin Howard MA|
Robin Howard is a Barrister, specialising in commercial, employment, personal injury and property law.
||Mr John Cullis MBE, BA, MSc (Econ) |
John worked in both independent and state Primary Schools for over forty years. For thirty years he was a Headteacher in East London, opening two new schools. Secondment to the Waltham Forest as Manager of Curriculum Support Services gave him broad experience. As Interim Headteacher in Saffron Walden, he worked to improve two failing schools. As a Professional Tutor and a Schools' Training Adviser, he has trained graduates for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP).
John studied Westminster College, Oxford, also achieving BA and MSc degrees from the University of London, together with diplomas in Physical Education and Social Studies.
John was awarded an MBE in October 1994 for Services to Education. His direct connection to Chigwell School is through his son, who was educated here.
||Sir Richard Dales K.C.V.O., C.M.G., M.A |
Sir Richard is a former member of HM Diplomatic Service and was High Commissioner in Zimbabwe, Director (Africa and the Commonwealth) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ambassador to Norway. He was also seconded as FCO Chairman of Civil Service Selection Boards choosing Fast Stream appointees.
He was educated at Chigwell (1950-61) and St Catharine's College Cambridge, where he took an MA in Modern Languages. In retirement, he has been a member of the Governing Council of the University of East Anglia, Chairman of International Alert (an international NGO working on peacebuilding and conflict resolution), and trustee of several trusts and charities local to his home in Suffolk. Richard was brought up at the School; his father taught languages, was Housemaster of Hainault and was also Second Master.
||Mr Richard Youdale MA|
Richard Youdale spent his entire career in education, having graduated from Cambridge in Modern, Mediaeval and Classical Languages and gained his teaching qualification at Bristol University. His first posts were at The Perse School, Cambridge and Bradfield College. He headed the classics department at Christ's Hospital for six years, and then became deputy head of King's Rochester. From there he moved back to East Anglia to take up the headship of King's Ely, retiring in 2004. During his headship, Richard inspected some twenty HMC schools and was chair of AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students).
While in Ely, Richard and his wife Jane established Alpha Plus, an organisation which now provides guardianship for international pupils in fifty or more schools. His particular interest at Chigwell is the boarding community.
||Dr Tony Pruss BSc, PhD, MBBS, LRCP, MRCS, AFOM|
Dr Anthony Pruss is a retired physician whose career was spent as a General Practitioner in Ilford; for 35 years he was Forensic Medical Examiner for the Metropolitan Police in north east London. In the latter role, he gained expertise concerning offences against children; this informs his role as Governor responsible for pupil safeguarding.
His son Timothy was tragically killed in a train accident aged 18, and he subsequently trained as a Bereavement Counsellor, volunteering at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also an advisor on medical and social matters at a large comprehensive academy school in Lymington Hampshire.
His interests are sailing, classical music and Opera, military history and golf. He is an active Rotarian and supports a school in Southern India named after his late son Timothy. Along with his two sons and brother, he is an Old Chigwellian.
Nick Garnish BSc, MBA, CMgr, FCMI, Chartered MCSI|
Nick Garnish has held a number of senior City appointments. Currently he is the
Head of Treasury, Europe, Asia & Australia at CIBC, based in London.
Previously he was the Global COO for Collateral and Liquidity Management at LCH
Clearnet and was Managing Director, Treasurer and Global Head of Foreign
Exchange at Jefferies International.
Nick studied Applied Economics and holds an MBA with Distinction. He is a
Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, as well
as a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is a
Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of
Bakers and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, where he is a
member of the Court of Assistants.
He was a Governor at Churchfields Junior School in Redbridge for ten years.
Nick is an Old Chigwellian, and Past President of the Old Chigwellians'
Association, as well as a trustee of Old Chigwellian Lodge Benevolent Fund.
Both of his daughters have studied at Chigwell.
||Mr Martin Higgins|
As a Director of Higgins Group PLC, Martin particularly interested in residential property development, having worked for the company for over thirty years. As a Governor of West Hatch High School for sixteen years, Martin served as Chair of the Admissions Committee.
Martin was a member of the capital fundraising committee for the new Drama Hall at Chigwell School. Granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1986, Martin is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.
His charitable interests include supporting Jubilee Lodge, Chigwell, which provides respite care, together with fundraising for Community Services Volunteers (CSV). Martin’s interests include antiques, cooking, travelling and watching sport. Two of his children attended Chigwell School.
||Mr Andrew Howat|
Andrew Howat is MD and Head of Collateral and Liquidity Management at LCH Clearnet Group. Previously, he held senior treasury and interest rate trading roles at HSBC, Credit Lyonnais, Daiwa Securities and Refco.
||Dr Graham Dixon MA, BMus, PhD, MBA, BMus, ARAM, FRCO, FTCL, FRSA, FRAS|
Graham Dixon is currently the Head of Radio at the European Broadcasting Union. Until 2015, he held the position of Managing Editor at BBC Radio 3. Graham’s early studies centred on musicology and performance at the Royal Academy of Music and Durham University; after study in Italy and Germany, he completed a PhD in early Italian music and published widely in academic journals. Following a research position at Liverpool University, he worked as producer and subsequently programme editor at BBC radio. He chaired the Music Committee of the European Broadcasting Union, and advised many European broadcasters on strategy.
In 2001 Graham gained an MBA with distinction, researching digital media. Recently, Graham completed an MA in Buddhist Studies, concentrating on the earliest transmission of Buddhist teachings in ancient India. A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Society of Arts, Graham is trustee of the Royal Commonwealth Society. His son, Nicholas, left Chigwell to read history at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and is currently studying for a PhD at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
||Mrs Emma Brett ACA|
Emma Brett qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, while working for the accountancy practice H W Fisher. She subsequently moved to Smith & Williamson, working there for fifteen years progressing to director level in the Assurance and Business Services department. Her specialist areas include external and internal audit, due diligence, reporting accountant for listings, business plan validation as well as investigative and special assignments. Her clients included a wide range of charitable entities including independent schools. She also played an active role in the training of students, and served as Chair of the training committee.
Emma has always lived locally to Chigwell School. She attended school at West Hatch High School in Chigwell before going to study accountancy at London Metropolitan University. She is also a member of an audit committee of a local Housing Association.
||Mrs Jenny Gwinn BSc, CertEd|
A specialist in teaching maths and physical education, Jenny Gwinn has recently retired as Head of Chigwell Junior School. Previously, she taught at Wycombe Abbey before moving to Wellingborough school as Deputy Head.
Jenny gained her teaching qualification at Bedford College of Physical Education, and her degree in maths and education at the Open University. Jenny has been strongly involved in community work, notably for Northants County Council Adoption Panel; as coordinator for Parent to Parent Information on Adoption Services, and her Parochial Church Council.
Currently, she acts as Head’s Mentor for IAPS and serves on appeals and exclusion panels for Havering. Jenny is also treasurer for The Havering-atte-Bower Conservation Society and undertakes voluntary work for St Francis Hospice. She has addressed the Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Psychiatric Network’s Conference on Adoption and Fostering: Challenges and Opportunities.
||Mrs Isobel Peck BA (Hons)|
is a marketing professional with over 20 years experience in the media
sector, specifically publishing, exhibitions, conferences &
training. Having worked for Informa plc since 1991 in various marketing
roles, Isobel is currently responsible for creating and implementing
key strategic initiatives focused around increasing customer engagement
and developing compelling value propositions to drive revenue and
growth. Her key specialisms include strategic business development,
database and direct marketing, systems creation and implementation,
training, customer profiling and segmentation, digital marketing, brand
development, communication and analysis.
Isobel was educated at
King’s College London and has a BA (Hons) in French & German. Both
her children are current pupils at Chigwell School
was appointed Team Rector of Chigwell in October 2015, having already served in
the parish of Chigwell and Chigwell Row for five years as Team Vicar. Prior to
that he served a very happy four-year curacy in Carlisle but is now glad to be
closer to his Suffolk roots. His ministerial training took place at Ridley
Hall, Cambridge, an evangelical college.
Ben takes a keen interest in the spiritual development of pupils and in the
School's provision for pastoral wellbeing. He is encouraged that the link
between School and Parish has always been strong and wants to see that
continue. Ben is married to Joo-Young who is from South Korea and who works at
the South Korean Embassy. They make their home at St Winifred's Vicarage on
||Mr Greville Norman BSc (Econ), CPFA, ACIS|
A graduate of the London School of Economics and qualified
as an Accountant and Company Secretary, Greville worked in Local Government in
London specialising in treasury, moved to the City in 1989, where he and
colleagues established and subsequently owned a consultancy company working in
Social Housing. He semi-retired in 2008
to work only in charitable organisations.
He is Treasurer of the Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust which supports
projects in South India - most of them associated with the Saccidananda Ashram,
which the School supports and visits each year. Married with one daughter, who attended
Chigwell for 11 years.