Our Governors

Luckley House School Board of Governors


Mr John Richardson MA, FRSA

Governor since 2020

Chair of Governors

John is currently CEO of an educational consultancy. His former appointments include Chair of Governors at Kingham Hill School; Vice Chair of Governors at Elstree School; Director of St Andrew’s School, Turi; Headmaster of Cheltenham College; Headmaster of Culford School; and maths teacher at Eton College and Dean Close School. John’s experience spans governance, educational leadership, strategic planning, and executive development.

John is married with three adult children.


The Lady Farmer

Governor since 1998

Vice Chair of Governors and Member of Luckley House Trust

Jenny initially worked in marketing and PR. After studying interior design and decoration she has taken an active interest in the visual arts.  She is involved in several Christian charities, and has been active in Christian educational fields for over two decades. Jenny is married with three adult children.


Rev George Curry BA, DipTh, MA

Governor since 2003

Education Committee

George has been involved in the provision of both primary and secondary education for more than 30 years. He is Vicar of Elswick, a member of the Diocesan Board of Education and a governor of St Paul’s Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne. George is also a trustee of Centre West, the Christian Institute, and Newcastle City Mission.

George is married to Kathryn, and they have four daughters and sixteen grandchildren.


Mr Bruce Gardiner MA, Barrister

Governor since 2008

Governance Committee

Bruce is a salaried Employment Judge, based at the London East Employment Tribunal. Until 2019, he was a Barrister in Chambers in the Temple, specialising in employment and personal injury.

Bruce and his wife Catherine have three teenage children. They are members of Grace Church Dulwich, where Bruce leads services and teaches in Sunday Club. He is a regular ParkRunner and has a season ticket at Selhurst Park.


Dr Lisa Horrocks BA PhD

Governor since 2016

Chair of Governance Committee

Lisa is a climate resilience consultant at design and engineering firm Arup. She has skills in management, team leadership, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

A former hockey player, Lisa now enjoys playing and coaching cricket. She is a member of St James’ Church Barkham, where her husband David is Associate Minister. They have one daughter, who attends Luckley House School.


Mr Andrew Imlay BA

Governor since 2011

Chair of Business Committee

Andrew retired from banking in 2019. He was a Managing Director at EFG Private Bank where he worked for the last 22 years of his career in the banking sector. He sat on the Bank’s Credit Committee and has extensive experience of real estate banking.  Andrew has three adult children.


Mr David Kratt BA

Governor since 2016

Business Committee

David is a marketing and communication consultant. He has owned and run his own consultancy business for more than 30 years, delivering projects for renowned retail, services and manufacturing organisations as well as charities and not for profits.

David is a member of St Saviour’s Church Guildford. He enjoys running, cycling occasionally and fly fishing especially. David and his wife Tamsin have two grown up children.


Mrs Claire Tao BSc, MSc, Grad.IPD, PGCE

Governor since 2015

Chair of Education Committee

Claire is Headmistress at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, Liverpool and was previously a Deputy Head at the City of London School for Girls. Claire started her career in investment banking including as an Assistant Director of HR. She retrained as a biology teacher and has held a range of positions within independent schools.


Mrs Salome Laschinger Dip(Hons)

Governor since 2020

Education Committee

Salome is a practising counsellor and accredited Life Coach, Wellbeing and Resilience Coach. She works in 3 schools, as well as in private practice with adults and children. Before training to be a counsellor, Salome spent 18 years in the IT Industry, managing sales and marketing teams across Northern Europe.

Salome is married with two daughters. Salome worships at St Marys Church, Wargrave, and enjoys singing and cycling.


Revd Andrew Savage BSc (Hons), MSc, BTh

Governor since 2021

Education Committee

Andrew has been a school Chaplain since 2005 and prior to that he was a Vicar in Hull for seven years. He has been Chaplain at Lambrook School since September 2021’

Andrew is married to Lucy, and they share a love of the outdoors, agriculture, their dogs and their three adult children! Andrew’s support for Leeds United keeps him humble.



Contact details for the Governors and Chair of Governors

c/o The Clerk to the Governors
Luckley House School
Luckley Road
RG40 3EU
Tel: 0118 978 4175