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Statue of King Alfred looking out over the field
Statue of King Alfred looking out over the field

Council Member Profiles

Here you can find out a bit more about the individuals who make up the Council.

The King Alfred School Society is the company and registered charity that owns and operates The King Alfred School.  Council, the School’s governing body, is elected from its membership, oversees the running of the Society and the School.

 

David Gossen

David Gossen
Position:
Member of the Finance and Governance Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2021 Profession: Solicitor About: I am the proud parent of two students attending King Alfred (Michelle in Year 3 and Henry in Year 1), with our third child, Sasha, very excited about commencing Reception in September 2021....

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Fiona Hackett

Fiona Hackett
Position:
Ground & Buildings (Chair) and Member of the Finance and Master Plan Steering Group Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2000 Profession: Scientist About: I have been a Council member for 19 years and for the last several of these I have been Chair of the Grounds and Buildings Committee. We help the Estates team to make...

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Grace Edghill

Grace Edghill
Position:
Chair of KASparents and Member of the Grounds & Buildings and Community Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2019 Profession: Tutor and Non-executive Director About: I am originally from Barbados and I started school there, finishing in Canada, and I came to the UK in 1994 to go to university. I studied Civil and Environmental Engineering but...

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Jo Lucas

Jo Lucas
Position:
Member of Education and Master Plan Steering Group Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 Profession: Director of Co.Cre8 About: I have two girls at King Alfred, Rosalind in year 10 and Alex in year 9. I think we take the prize for the longest daily commute, travelling from Kew and...

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Johnny Rosen

Johnny Rosen
Position:
Member of Finance Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 About: I was a KAS student for 14 years (2003-2017). During this time, I spoke publicly at KAS events, such as the AGM, was a member of School Six and captained the School’s football team. I...

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Kara Conti

Kara Conti
Position:
President of the Society. Chair of KASS Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 1986 Profession: Actor About: My daughter Nina first attended KAS aged 11 in 1984 and I was almost immediately welcomed into parental involvement through Parent/Staff (now known as KASparents). Very soon I was on the committee and...

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Nick Friedlos

Nick Friedlos
Position:
Treasurer, Finance (Chair), Member of the Strategy Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2016 Profession: Chartered Accountant, Chief Executive of Property & Venture Funds About: I have been a member of Council since 2016. My background is in the finance and the investment management industry. In my time on Council...

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Philip Whale

Philip Whale
Position:
Governance (Chair) and Member of the KASS Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2013 Profession: Commercial Lawyer. Retired Norton Rose Partner and Non-executive Director About: I was first elected to Council in 2013 and am currently the chair of the governance committee. In my time on Council I have assisted...

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Sam Jukes-Adams

Sam Jukes Adams
Position:
Chair of Council and Member of the Master Plan Steering Group Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2017 Profession: TV production consultant and executive coach About: KAS has a very special spirit, very like my own progressive school experience, which I found to be very formative and rewarding.  So, it’s a privilege to be...

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Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips
Position:
Finance, Grounds & Buildings and Governance Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 1997 Profession: Chartered Accountant About: I’m a Maths graduate and Chartered Accountant with interest in theatre, music, IT, child development and neurodiversity. I joined Council in 1997 and was Treasurer from 2004 to 2018. I’m a member...

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Sophie Ricard

Position:
Education (Chair) and Member of the Strategy Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2015 Profession: Educator About: I joined Council soon after arriving at King Alfred as a Reception parent in 2013. I am the Chair of the Education Committee. I trained as a teacher with a Master’s degree in...

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Angela Dehadray

Angie Dehadray
Position:
Safeguarding Governor and Member of Education and Governance Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 Profession: Teaching Assistant About: I am a classics graduate with a background in Human Resources before moving into education almost 15 years ago, initially in a leadership position within EYFS and more latterly in classrooms up...

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Nick Harper

Nick Harper
Position:
Member of the Finance Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 Profession: Banker About: I have worked as a financial and strategic adviser to Boards and senior management teams for over 25 years with a focus on being part of a team to guide and assist in...

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Lara McCann

Lara McCann
Position:
Member of the Education Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 Profession: Tutor About: My professional background is within the educational sector, having taught at an inner-city London secondary school and been Deputy Head of Sixth Form. I have a good grasp of current educational issues and...

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Sophia Senroy

Sophie Senroy
Position:
Member of the Finance and Community Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 Profession: Finance Director About: My daughter is in Year 3 and she has been at KAS since reception. But my relationship with KAS started well before my daughter was born. Even before I met Andrew, my...

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Jo Tang

Jo Tang
Position:
Member of the Education Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 About: I have a child in Year 6 and two teenage daughters at another school in Camden. Whilst I am currently not working, my background is mainly in education. I have worked as a teaching assistant...

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