Tom Arbuthnott is Deputy Head (Partnerships) at Eton College and oversees the school's strategies to widen access to talented boys from diverse backgrounds, along with responsibility for school partnerships. He oversees Eton's strong and multiple relationships with state sector schools and the community engagement programme, as well as the annual summer schools. Tom studied at both Oxford and Cambridge universities before becoming a teacher in 2004. He taught History and English in schools of various types through Birmingham and Chelmsley Wood before returning to Eton in 2016 as Eton's first Director of Outreach and Partnership. Tom is responsible for delivering the Eton2020 project, which will see Eton investing £100m in closing the gap over the next five years.
Walter is the Founding Head Master of the College and an ex-officio member of the governing board. He was the first member of his family to go to university and believes that a good education is the foundation upon which young people can create a better future. He taught in Northern Ireland and Germany before moving to Norfolk where he was the Deputy Principal of Wymondham College, the largest of the state boarding schools. He was a Director of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education and is the Vice-Chair of the Royal Borough’s Early Help Governance Board.
Gill Monk was appointed as a Governor Co-opted member of the Governing body on March 14th 2019. She has worked in the HR arena for around 40 years spending 17 years as Head of HR at Channel 4 Television and the rest of her working life in various senior HR roles at L’Oreal, Land Securities, Victim Support, Barret Developments and number of other organisations. Gill’s latest permanent job was as Head of Pensions at O2 based in Slough.
Gill is very ‘local’ being one of the College’s nearest neighbours, where she has lived for over 40 years. She is married with 3 grown up children.
Gill spent nine years as a Governor of Oundle School and still continues to have connections with the School as the Chair of their Non-Teaching staff DB Pension Scheme.
Gill is a Scientist and has an Upper Second Honours degree from Durham University where she studied Zoology and Botany. She is also a Fellow of the CIPD and a member of several HR and Pensions forums.
Gill still actively plays tennis at Windsor Tennis club and walks her dogs daily, often rescuing footballs from the path behind the College astroturf!.
Sue grew up in Maidenhead before leaving to study Maths and Education at the University of East Anglia where she achieved a First Class Honours degree. She pursued a career in market research, working for a number of large agencies in London and later stepped down to become a full time mother to four children. Sue has always had an active interest in the education and welfare of children, chairing a number of children’s fundraising committees and volunteering at a local secondary school as a governor.
Sue is one of the founders of Holyport College and was responsible for writing the original proposal to the Department for Education. She now chairs the Governors’ Curriculum Committee, which is primarily focused on the achievement and progress of pupils, and the quality of teaching and learning.
Bruce holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and History from the University of Cambridge and is a UK qualified chartered accountant. He has worked for more than 35 years in the business fields of Information Technology and MedTech as a director of both quoted and unquoted companies, initially as a finance professional but latterly as non-executive. He is a Past Master of the Haberdashers Livery Company.
He has worked as a school governor and trustee continuously since 1990 and has served as Chairman of the Treloar Trust (non-maintained residential school and college for disabled young people in Hampshire) and as Chairman of Adams’ Grammar School (state grammar school with boarding in Shropshire). In 2019 he retired after seven years as Chairman of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust (multi academy trust in South East London). He now serves as Chair of the Board and Chairman of Finance at Holyport College.
Bruce was awarded an MBE in the 2021 for New Year's Honours for his services to Education.
Mark has just begun his thirty-first year as an Eton master. He arrived as Head of Divinity, with a chaplaincy role, in 1989. In 1997 he became House Master in The Hopgarden, where he served out a full thirteen year term. While in the house, he took on the role of House Masters’ Representative, which he fulfilled for fourteen years until his appointment in 2017 as Director of Boarding.
Mark read History at St John’s College, Cambridge, and then spent a year working for an ILEA sponsored youth project in two tough parishes in East Hackney. He then trained for the Church of England priesthood at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he gained a degree in Theology. After two years as an assistant parish priest in Walsall, in his native Midlands, Mark returned to Cambridge as chaplain of his old college. There he taught both History and Theology at college level, and led daily services in term-time with the world-famous choir. Now happily reconciled to life as a grand-father, he has a broad interest in literature and the arts, and is fatally attracted to Aston Villa FC.
Lorraine has been a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine since 2000 and is based at King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor. She studied Medicine as a pre-clinical student at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and completed her clinical studies at Merton College, Oxford. She also has a PhD from Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians.
Lorraine has two children at Holyport College, with a third starting in September 2019. She was elected as a parent Governor in 2019 and sits on the Welfare Committee of the College.
Johnny joined the Governing Body in July 2020 and serves on the Strategy and Finance Committees. He was educated at Eton College and holds a BSc in Estate Management from the University of Reading.
Johnny was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and worked as a Real Estate developer and adviser in his early career. He was Chief Executive of Portfolio Holdings plc from 1993 until 2000 and a partner in several US Private Equity and Alternative investment firms from 2000 until 2017.
Johnny is a former Master of the Mercers Company and is currently a member of the Property Committee and of the Court of the Mercers. He is Chairman of the Governors at St Paul’s School, having served as a Governor since 2010, and will retire later in 2020.
Johnny chairs a Livery Company initiative, called “No Going Back”, which delivers innovative ways to reduce reoffending from London prisons. He retired in 2017 and enjoys spending time at his local golf and cricket clubs. He has been married to Caroline since 1976 and they have two sons, one daughter and six grandchildren.
Chris is a parent governor and has lived in Holyport since 2003 and has a son, Joshua at the college with their daughter, Ellie, hopefully joining him in September 2022. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Bournemouth University which led to an early career working in IT. Chris now works as an independent consultant, with a particular focus on delivering business and technical change programmes for large corporate clients.
Chris previously worked at Queen Mary University of London in 2019 when the pandemic hit and was heavily involved with moving QMUL's teaching online,plus making the university's 3 campuses covid-secure, along with setting up mass testing centres for staff and students.
Chris is a lifelong Liverpool FC fan and was lucky enough to see them lift the Champions League trophy in Madrid with his dad, which was a wonderful moment and memory. He is also a keen golfer and after a number of years away from the game, has become a member of Temple Golf Club and is enjoying ruining his Saturday mornings again!
Adrian grew up in Cardiff attending Cardiff High School before moving to London to work for the BBC. After a brief period there, he realised that he really wanted to teach and so took a BEd in Physics and Mathematics education in Cheshire. Subsequently upgrading this to a Master of Science in Post 16 education from the University of Oxford.
Adrian is currently a part time educational consultant and school improvement partner having taken early retirement from his full-time role as the CEO of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust in south London where he was for nine years from 2011 until 2020. From 2005 until 2011 he was National Director for School Improvement with the National Strategies where he led on a number of national school improvement programmes, principally the School Improvement Partner Programme for secondary, primary and special schools, and the National Challenge. Prior to this Adrian had a career in secondary schools initially as a physics teacher in Staffordshire and ultimately as Headteacher of Matthew Arnold School in Oxford.
Sheridan is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He made his career as a Finance Director and later corporate adviser of companies over a wide range of commercial activities in both the quoted and private sectors.
A school governor since 1992, he has governed at different times five different school groups in both the independent and maintained sectors. As well as Holyport College he is currently a Trustee of ACS International Schools, who run four international schools serving families from more than 100 different countries, both as day pupils and boarders, with a curriculum that includes all the International Baccalaureate programmes as well as the leading US programmes.
He is a member of the Court and a Past Master of the Haberdashers’ Livery Company and a Trustee of the Royal Humane Society.
Sheridan is happily married with two grown up children, one of whom is a teacher, two grand-children and two dogs who delight in embarrassing him with regular disobedience.
Mandy is a parent governor having been elected in February 2023. She was previously a school governor at a local infant school for over 8 years. Mandy is a practising solicitor with over 20 plus years’ experience specialising in corporate law both in private practice and in house. She now works for a global technology company with responsibility for corporate governance, internal reorganisations and acquisitions and disposals.
Mandy is married with three children who are huge sports enthusiasts and so her weekends are usually spent spectating at local and regional football, cricket and hockey matches as well as exceptionally early morning starts at rowing races all over the country!
- Governing Board Information Sept 2023 | PDF 69KB
- Committee Structure and Governors Assigned | PDF 94KB
- Governing Body Meeting Schedule 2023-24 | PDF 125KB
- Governor Attendance 2022-2023 | PDF 79KB
- Holyport College Register of Interests Sept 2023 | PDF 160KB
Minutes from Full Governing Board 2018/2019
- Confirmed Minutes 14-03-2019 | PDF 226KB
- Confirmed Minutes 27-09-2018 | PDF 241KB
- Confirmed Minutes 08-11-2018 | PDF 250KB
- Confirmed Minutes 17-06-2019 | PDF 206KB
Minutes from Full Governing Board 2019/2020
- Confirmed Minutes 30-09-2019 | PDF 214KB
- Confirmed Minutes 05-12-19 | PDF 194KB
- Confirmed Minutes 12-03-20 | PDF 180KB
- Confirmed Minutes 18-06-20 | PDF 167KB
- Confirmed Minutes 09-07-20 | PDF 138KB
Minutes from Full Governing Board 2020/2021
- Confirmed Minutes 01-10-20 | PDF 169KB
- Confirmed Minutes 03-12-2020 | PDF 195KB
- Confirmed Minutes 18-03-21 | PDF 171KB
- Confirmed Minutes 08-07-21 | PDF 171KB
Minutes from Full Governing Board 2021/2022
- Confirmed Minutes 30-09-21 | PDF 162KB
- Confirmed Minutes 02-12-21 | PDF 181KB
- Confirmed Minutes 24-03-22 | PDF 182KB
- Confirmed Minutes 30-06-22 | PDF 192KB
Minutes from Full Governing Board 2022/2023
- Confirmed Minutes 03-10-22 | PDF 153KB
- Confirmed Minutes 01-12-22 | PDF 197KB
- Confirmed Minutes 23-03-23 | PDF 185KB