MRS CLAIRE TAO
BSC, MSC, GRAD.IPD, PGCE
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
Governor since 2013
Claire was Executive Head 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.
THE LADY FARMER
VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS AND MEMBER OF LUCKLEY HOUSE TRUST
Governor since 1998
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.
REVD GEORGE CURRY
BA, DIPTH, MA
Governor since 2003
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
Governor since 2008
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
CHAIR OF GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Governor since 2017
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
CHAIR OF BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Governor since 2011
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 JEREMIAH IGUNNUBOLE
LL.B, LL.M, Barrister
Jeremiah serves as Legal Counsel for ADF International, a faith-based legal advocacy organisation, having previously worked for the Crown Prosecution Service and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is a practising barrister with a background in human rights, criminal, and public international law, specialising in freedom of religion and speech.
Jeremiah is married with two children. He enjoys empowering Christians to engage culture, spending quality time with family, and is a football enthusiast – enjoying coaching and the business side of football, whilst currently not enjoying so much being an avid supporter of Manchester United.
MRS SALOME LASCHINGER
Governor since 2020
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
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.
MR NEIL FENTON
Governor since 2022
An experienced finance professional, Neil has a long track record of successful strategic planning, expansion and development in both the commercial, social enterprise and charity sectors, in both the UK and overseas. He has played a key role in raising funds to enable organisations to grow in both the music business and in early years’ education.
In addition he has been and is a trustee for several youth focused charities.
Neil is married to Jaqueline, they are members of St Saviours Guildford and he has two daughters and two grandchildren to keep him busy!
MR ANDREW PERRY
BSC (HONS) MB, BS, FRCS (TR & ORTH)
Governor since 2022
Andrew is a Doctor and consultant orthopaedic surgeon working in the NHS at Frimley Health Foundation Trust and in private practice specialising in hip and knee surgery. He is married to Rosie (a teacher) with two teenage children. His daughter Poppy, was Head Student at Luckley in 2021. He has been involved in youth work at church and summer camps for many years and previously served as a governor at Elstree School.
MR FERGUS LLEWELLYN
CHAIR OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Governor since 2022
Fergus is currently Head of Cumnor House Sussex, having formerly been Head of St Andrew’s Prep School Turi, and Housemaster at Cheltenham College, and prior to that Head of English and Drama. He and his family attend All Saints Church, Danehill. He is also passionate about books, rugby and food.
Fergus is married to Tamsyn, and they have three young children.
MR ‘JIDE AKINGBADE
BSC, FCCA, CGMA
Governor since 2023
Jide is currently the Deputy Regional Chief Risk Officer, for Chubb Europe, Middle East & Africa where he sits on various committees and Boards. He is a Chartered and Certified Accountant with a wide ranging background in finance, risk management, assurance, and advisory related activities. ‘Jide is married with two children. He is involved in youth work at church and enjoys travelling, photography and music.