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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.

 

Kara Conti

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

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

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Rebekah Clark

Position:
Council Member

First Elected/Appointed: 2024 About: As well as being a parent to a child who joined KAS in Reception, I also have a professional career in global social impact communications, and I support a range of public and private sector organisations...

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Phoebe D’Arcy

Position:
Member of Grounds & Buildings Committee and Governance Committee

First Elected/Appointed: 2024 About: I joined Council with the desire to help shape the school’s future as it adapts to meet the changing needs of its students, society and crucially our planet, whilst retaining the educational principles it was founded...

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Angela Dehadray

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 About: I have always been interested in working on the strategic side of things within a school, as opposed to the operational aspect that I am involved in with my daily work. I was asked to...

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Grace Edghill

Grace Edghill
Position:
Chair of KASparents and member of the Grounds & Buildings Committeeand the Community Committee

First elected/Appointed: 2019 About: I am originally from Barbados and I started school there, finishing in Canada, before moving to the UK for university in 1994. I studied Civil and Environmental Engineering but my careers has mostly been in the...

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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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Fiona Hackett

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 2000 About: While I have two children who attended KAS, I was approached by an existing member of Council about joining as I had an interest in the building and grounds at the School. I am particularly...

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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 About: As a parent of two KAS children, I have seen firsthand how young people can benefit hugely from their KAS education; I can see that in their sense of self and how they take charge...

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Jo Lucas

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 About: My two daughters attend KAS and we chose the School due to its educational approach, which gives children the internal resources to adapt and thrive in a world that is rapidly changing. I was encouraged...

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Lara McCann

Lara McCann
Position:
Member of the Education Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 About: I joined Council as I wanted to give back to the School and its community. Having three children attend gave me unique insight and experience into KAS life and I felt that I was able...

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Sarah Phillips

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 1997 About: Giving children the best start possible is very important to me. What happens to children in the early years shapes them for life and I’m eager to ensure KAS offers the best experience to children....

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Sophie Ricard

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 2015 About: I joined Council soon after becoming a parent at the School, becoming chair of the Education Committee. My experience includes being a trained teacher with a Master’s degree and I have worked in a range...

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Johnny Rosen

Johnny Rosen
Position:
Member of Finance Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2022 About: My love for The King Alfred School, and all it stands for, comes from my own personal experience as a student at the School. I attended KAS for 14 years and, during that time, was...

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Sophia Senroy

Sophie Senroy
Position:
Member of the Finance and Community Committees

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 About: Putting myself forward to join Council seemed like the best option as I wanted to be more engaged with the School. My daughter is at KAS and I truly believe in the School’s ethos. My...

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Galia Shilo Sum

Position:
Council Member

First Elected/Appointed: 2024 About: My dedication to education, combined with my experience in communication, make me enthusiastic about contributing to the council and the KAS community. Having two children at KAS, my interest in progressive education has become my focus....

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Jo Tang

Jo Tang
Position:
Member of the Education Committee

First Elected/ Appointed: 2023 About: For me, King Alfred School is the only independent school I have felt any kind of affinity with. I feel a strong attachment to the School and its community – even more so now that...

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Philip Whale

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

First Elected/ Appointed: 2013 About: My involvement with Council came from when the then Chair of Council asked me to put myself forward to assist with a review of its governance. At the time, I felt that I could contribute...

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