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Chair of Governors

Mr Tom Cross Brown, MA (Oxon) MBA (Insead) retired after a career in the City mostly with Lazard Brothers.  He is currently Chairman of Xafinity plc, Deputy Chairman of JRP Group plc and on the management committee of Artemis Investment Management LLP.




Rt. Rev. Dr Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, MA, MPhil (Oxon), Dip Theology, was Curate of All Saints, Ascot and Vicar of Holy Trinity Reading before becoming Principal of Pusey House Oxford in 2003. He is a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, and a governor of Quainton Hall Preparatory School.



SABarrettMrs Sally-Anne Barrett is a former St Mary’s Wantage Old Girl and parent. She has over 26 years’ experience of working in the commercial sector of the Defence Industry and has recently retired from her post of Head of Commercial of her division within a major Defence Company.



GEgertonSmithMr Guy Egerton-Smith, FRICS, is a former Heathfield parent of two daughters. Guy recently retired as a Director of international property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle, having previously spent over 30 years as a Partner/Director of DTZ, formerly known as Debenham Tewson & Chinnocks. He was a Governor of his daughters’ primary school.



Miss Charlotte Faber, BA (Newcastle), PGCE, is a Heathfield old girl.  She was Headmistress of Garden House Girls’ School in London until 2017, where she worked for 12 years.  She now works as an IAPS mentor to new Heads, and is an educational consultant, offering both regulatory and schools advice in the independent sector.  She currently also works for RS Academics, on headship appointments.


RGregoryMr Robert Gregory, BSc Hons, is a former Heathfield parent. He was HR Director at Grants of St James’s; Mirror Group Newspapers; Maxwell Communications Group, and 3i Group plc. Following which he formed his own consultancy and purchased the former P&O national haulage business as equity partner and director.  He is Chairman of an Educational charity in India and continues his consulting practice in London.


Mrs Rosemary Martin, M.Ed, NPQH, is a retired Headmistress of St Albans High School for Girls and previously Head of two other schools. She is currently an ISI inspector and governor at two other schools, one GSA, the other HMC.  She is the Former Chair of the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel.



Mr Rob Owen, OBE, FRGS, is the Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, having joined in February 2007 after a career in investment banking.  He left the City to pursue an MBA to bring about a career change to a place where he could make a social difference. During his time at St Giles Trust, the charity has grown in size, won several high-profile awards, been included on the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies list for a number of consecutive years and is now helping an increasing number of ex-offenders to rehabilitate. He has been on multiple polar and high altitude expeditions raising money for charity, as well as completing the Marathon Des Sables and the infamous Devizes to Westminster kayak race. In 2015, he was an awarded an OBE for his work in the criminal justice field.


Mr Richard Pilkington is a current Heathfield parent of three daughters and the current Chair of the School’s Finance Sub Committee.  Richard started his career in the maritime insurance sector where he spent over 20 years.  He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Maritime Industries Ltd, as well as holding several non-executive positions.



The Hon Mrs Peter (Frances) Stanley is a former Heathfield pupil and parent.  She and her husband breed horses at New England Stud in Newmarket where she is a Director of Newmarket Racecourse.  She has successfully chaired several fund raising committees over the past years whilst bringing up her three children and is passionate about Heathfield and Newmarket. She is also a member of the Heathfield Fellowship Committee.


STulkHartMrs Sally Tulk-Hart is a former Heathfield pupil and parent. She was Chairman of the Heathfield Council between 1999 and 2005, Chairman of the Heathfield Parents’ Association and Chairman of the Heathfield Fundraising Board for the Swimming Pool. She is a member of the Heathfield Fellowship Committee.



PUrsellRev. Canon Dr Philip Ursell, BA (Wales), MA (Oxon), is a former Fellow, Director of Studies and Chaplain of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was until 2003 Principal of Pusey House, Oxford. He recently retired from the post of Warden of Ascot Priory.



Address for correspondence:

The Chair of Governors
Heathfield School
London Road