Governor Profiles

Annabel Cody

Position:
Chair of Council. Member of Governance, Strategy and Finance Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2014 Profession: Journalist About: I joined Council in 2014 and was elected as Chair in 2017. I sit on the Finance, Governance, Strategy and KASS committees. My professional background is journalism. I have been both a staff...

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Christian Schmidt

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2019 Profession: Management Consultant About: I am originally from Germany but moved to the UK in 1994 to pursue my graduate degree in Oxford. After graduation I worked as a management consultant before completing my MBA in...

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Emily Holmstoel

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2019 Profession: SENCO About: I am a SENCO and qualified teacher with an MA in Inclusive and special education. I have worked in both the state and independent sectors. I am currently freelance teaching and working with...

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Fiona Hackett

Position:
Ground & Buildings (Chair) and Finance 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

Position:
Council member

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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Ian Laming

Position:
Strategy (Chair) and Finance Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2009 Profession: Lawyer & Financier, Chief Operating Officer & Founding Partner of a Property Fund About: I have been on Council for 9 years.  My son was at King Alfred and my daughter is currently in Year...

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John Nevin

Position:
Governance Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2017 Profession: Solicitor, Parnter in Slaughter & May About: I have been on the Council since 2017 and am a member of the Governance Committee.  I currently have two (twin) daughters in Year 6. I am a...

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Kara Conti

Position:
President. 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. Very soon I was on the committee and spent some years as...

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Liam Michaels

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2019 Profession: University student About: I left KAS in 2015 after spending 7 years at the school. My interest in the Council began as a student, and spurred on by my membership of the School Six student...

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Nick Friedlos

Position:
Treasurer, Finance (Chair) and Strategy Committees

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

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Philip Whale

Position:
Governance (Chair) and Education 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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Robert Dye

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2018 Profession: Architect About:  I am a Chartered Architect with my own practice in NW3. Our family comprises 3 sons, all of whom at different ages moved from state junior schools to join King Alfred; the youngest...

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Sam Jukes Adams

Position:
Development 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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Sandra Denicke Polcher

Position:
Grounds & Buildings and KASS Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2017 Profession: Deputy Head, School of Architecture, The CASS, London Metropolitan University About: I am an architect and academic. Having set up my practice in 1998, I am now Acting Head of Architecture at The Cass, London Metropolitan...

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Sarah Phillips

Position:
Finance 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 special educational needs.   I joined Council in 1997 and was Treasurer from 2004 to 2018.  I’m...

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Sheila Jaswon

Position:
TBA

First Elected/ Appointed: 2018 Profession: Teacher, retired member of staff at KAS About: I trained as a State Registered nurse and then paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children before taking time out to raise two sons...

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Sophie Silocchi

Position:
Grounds & Buildings and KASS Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2017 Profession: Interior Designer About: I was elected to Council in 2017 and sit on Grounds & Buildings Committee and the KASS Committee. I am a Self-employed Interior designer, previously working in Public Relations. Interested particularly in building upon...

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