Acting Chair of Governors
Colin Jones is the Managing Partner of law firm Hewitsons. His legal practice involves working with a wide range of educational institutions, including schools in the independent and maintained sector as well as colleges and other higher education bodies. This enables him to have a wide range of experience of education in its various forms. He became a governor in 2013, and this allows him to be involved with a different side of the education sector.
Judy Clements OBE is the Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA). The OIA is the independent student complaints ombudsman for higher education in England and Wales. Judy has over 25 years' experience in the public sector, having served as The Adjudicator for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Valuation Office Agency and The Insolvency Service; as a Director at the Independent Police Complaints Commission; and as Head of Diversity and Equality at HM Prison Service. Judy is a member of the Senior Women in Public Policy network. She is also an independent adviser to Victim Support’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a governor at two independent schools.
Andrew Grant’s teaching career was spent in HMC Schools, including Merchant Taylors', Whitgift, RGS Guildford and St Albans, from which he recently retired after 21 years as Headmaster. Beyond school, Andrew was Chairman of HMC in 2009-2010, a Director of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) from 2009-2011 and served on various curriculum-related groups including the assessment sub-group of the Tomlinson 14-19 Review and the HMC/GSA Universities sub-committee. His experience as a governor spans HMC, GSA and IAPS schools and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA).
Born in Switzerland, Michael Ledzion came to school in the UK aged 11 and later moved to Cambridge to study Manufacturing Engineering at Christ’s College. Throughout his career he has enjoyed a variety of roles in different industries, spanning strategy consulting, online retailing to semi-conductors and technology. He founded/co-founded and led five successful companies which enabled him to work around the world. On his return to England he took over Sports for Schools, a social enterprise that inspires kids to be physically active by exposing them to the country’s top Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Michael's daughter attended St Mary's School, Cambridge, and his principal contributions to the board of governors are an entrepreneurial business mind and a focus on the physical health of students through sports.
Sister Frances is a member of the Congregation of Jesus, Mary Ward’s Foundation, and has been associated with the congregation for most of her life. She attended the University of London and holds an honours degree in History, and a PGCE in History and Religion, teaching both subjects at St Mary’s School, Cambridge for a brief period. After serving as Headmistress of St Mary’s Ascot she went on to become General Secretary of the Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference before being elected onto the CJ General Council as Vicar General. During this time she achieved an MA in Catholic School Leadership and took on five school governorships at various times. Sister Frances is currently the Provincial Superior of the CJ in England.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Sarah spent 36 years as a diplomat in six countries and also served as the Ambassador to Estonia. During her various London based assignments she worked with many government departments: Cabinet Office; Department for International Development; Ministry of Defence; Department for Employment; and the Treasury. Following her Foreign Office career Sarah was elected as the President of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, and acted as a Deputy Vice Chancellor, chaired and belonged to numerous boards, committees and working groups.
Sarah also has significant experience in the voluntary sector having been a Magistrate on the Cambridge Bench and a board member of local groups such as Cambridge VSO and the Cambridge Humanitarian Centre. Most recently she has taken on non-executive roles: as a trustee for United Learning and United Church Schools, as a Chapter Member of Ely Cathedral, as Co-Chair of Cambridge for Europe and as a trustee of The Bell Foundation.
Sarah is married and has a son and a daughter.
After attending Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Stuart Westley read Law at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, representing the university at rugby and cricket and achieving a degree. After a brief spell as a professional cricketer, he taught Mathematics at Framlingham College from 1973 to 1984 where he was also a Housemaster and Director of Studies. He has subsequently held the role of Deputy Head at Bristol Cathedral School, Principal at King William's College, Isle of Man, and Master of Haileybury. He succeeded Shane Rutter-Jerome as General Secretary of The Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools (AGBIS) in September 2009, before retiring in 2016. He has been a governor of nine schools and is currently Chairman of Governors of a preparatory school in Hertfordshire.