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Meet the Team

Council of Governors

  • Mr MS Hedges

    Mr MS Hedges

    Chair of Council, Chairman of Finance & General Purposes Committee

    Educated at Bloxham School. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and formerly Finance Director of The Open University. Chairman of the Woodard Audit Committee and member of the Woodard Board.

  • Mrs EL Lewis Jones

    Mrs EL Lewis Jones

    Chair of Communication & Development Committee

    Founded Liquid Public Relations, a top 150 PR consultancy, in 2004 which now has offices in Birmingham, Guernsey, Jersey and London. Chairman of the PRCA Council 2011/12 and member of the PRCA Board of Management since 2013. Has two sons at Bloxham.

  • Mr P Clayson

    Mr P Clayson

    Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee

    Chartered surveyor and property advisor with Fisher German. Youngest son was educated at Bloxham.

  • Mr I Davenport

    Mr I Davenport

    Chair of Education Committee

    Educated at Bloxham School. CEO of a children’s charity. He is a former Head Master of Blundell’s. He is also a Governor at a number of independent boarding schools and an adviser to the DfE.

  • Mrs H Harper

    Mrs H Harper

    Chair of Boarding & Pastoral Committee

    Owner of a wedding venue business whose children were educated at Bloxham.

  • Prof GP Jones

    Prof GP Jones

    Member of Education Committee

    Executive Director of the National School of Education & Teaching. Prior to this he was Chief Education Officer at Cognita Schools, Headmaster of Quinton House School, an Ofsted Inspector and Dean of Education at the University of Buckingham.

  • Mrs M E Hopkins

    Mrs M E Hopkins

    Member of Communication & Development Committee

    Professional experience in marketing and communications, project management and consultancy. Founded teen clothing brand in 2004 which was successfully sold. More recently, founded Our Marketplace, a company providing a website marketing service for schools, clubs and community groups.

  • Mr RW Loades

    Mr RW Loades

    Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee

    Educated at Bloxham School. Chairman and Managing Director of Loades plc.

  • Mr C MacIntosh

    Mr C MacIntosh

    Member of Boarding & Pastoral Committee

    Headmaster at Ashfold School, situated on the Bucks/Oxon boarder close to Thame. Previously he was Deputy Head at Beaudesert Park School. Colin studied English at St Andrews University and has been working in Independent schools for over twenty years.

  • Ms CA Shaw

    Ms CA Shaw

    Chair of Health and Safety & Governor with special responsibility for Risk Management

    Partner and Head of Employment Law at Spratt Endicott.

  • Mr JE Spratt

    Mr JE Spratt

    Member of Finance & General Purposes Committee

    Senior Partner of Spratt Endicott, specialising in corporate/ commercial work.

  • Mr M Ward

    Mr M Ward

    Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee

    Chartered Accountant ACA BA (Hons). Commercial and Operationally focused senior finance professional with senior level experience in the UK and internationally, exposure to PLC, SME and private equity business environments.

  • Mr ST Wood

    Mr ST Wood

    Deputy Chairman of Council, Member of Education and Communication & Development Committees

    Career in leisure industry including Managing Director of Chef and Brewer, Director of Whitbread, Chief Executive of Wineworld London, and non-executive Chairman of Vinum Ltd. Daughter educated at Bloxham School.

  • Dr L Coles Kemp

    Dr L Coles Kemp

    Member of Boarding & Pastoral Committee with special responsibility for Child Protection

    Lizzie Coles-Kemp is an information security practitioner and researcher. She currently works at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. She took up a full-time academic post in 2008 and prior to joining Royal Holloway, she worked for 18 years as an information security practitioner. Lizzie's research has been used in national policy and guidance and she is a champion for people-centered approaches to digital security.