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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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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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Harry Wingate

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2020 Profession: Company Director and Industrial Designer About: I am a former student of KAS having been part of the first intake of students into Ivy Wood Reception in 2003. I left the school after my A levels...

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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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Dr Shay David

Position:
Council member

First Elected/ Appointed: 2020 Profession: Serial Entrepreneur in Technology companies About: I am an executive and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in starting, funding and managing complex projects and companies. Over the last two decades, I’ve helped start...

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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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Where Next?

School Update

Due to the Covid-19 virus, and on the advice of the UK Government and the Department of Education, the school buildings are currently closed.

Teaching and Learning are continuing – distance learning has been set up and all students and parents have been notified.

We look forward to welcoming our students back as soon as it is safe to do so.

To contact the school please email kas@kingalfred.org.uk

Applications are open via our Admissions page.

If you have any enquiries about Admissions – please email admissions@kingalfred.org.uk  

All Upper School students have been set work to complete at home. A summary of the work can be found here.