Raymond Burch has over 30 years’ experience as a construction cost consultant with extensive experience of both public and private sector schemes with particular emphasis on education, housing, retail, leisure and commercial projects. With the exception of two years spent overseas Raymond has worked in the Cambridge area throughout his career, and he has been at Marstan BDB since 1995 and an equity partner for the past 11 years.
School link: Development
Judith Driscoll studied Material Science at Imperial College, London and obtained a PhD in the same subject at the University of Cambridge. She spent a period of time researching at Stanford University before taking up an academic post at Imperial. Following her time at Imperial she took up her current post at University of Cambridge and at Trinity College, where she became the first female Professor in the Department of Materials in 2008, and also the first female Professor of Natural Sciences at Trinity. She is a dedicated promoter of women in Science and firmly believes single-sex education is an excellent route for encouraging women into Science and Mathematics.
School link: Science
Colin Jones is the Managing Partner of law firm Hewitsons specialising in construction law. 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 universities; which enabled him to have a wide range of experience of education in its various forms. He enjoys his role as governor, which he accepted in 2013, as it allows him to be involved with a different side of the education sector.
School link: Admissions
Ann McAllister has spent the majority of her career as a barrister in London, specialising in property law, before taking up a full time appointment as Deputy Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry hearing cases relating to property disputes. Currently she sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court and is a member of the Roll Committee of Newnham College, a position that she has held for a number of years. Both of her daughters attended St Mary’s School, Cambridge and through her work as a governor she is keen to strengthen the ties between the school, the university and the city.
School link: History and Politics
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.
School link: Visual and Performing Arts
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.
School link: Marketing, English, Modern and Ancient Languages
After attending Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Stuart Westley read Law at Corpus Christi College, 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 leadership roles at Bristol Cathedral School, King William’s College, Isle of Man and Haileybury. He succeeded Shane Rutter-Jerome as General Secretary of AGBIS in September 2009. He has been a governor of nine schools and is currently Chairman of Governors of a preparatory school in Hertfordshire.
School link: Risk & Compliance, Mathematics