The Aldenham Foundation Governing Body
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- Mr J T barton
- Mrs V Shah
- Mr A J Bingham
- Mr A J S Cox
- Mr A Day
- Mr I A Dewar
- Mr A Hellman
- Cllr D Lambert
- Mr R Mashru
- Mrs D Nicholes
- Mr S Nokes
- Col M G C O'Dwyer
- Ms Harriet Simmons
- Mr T Sligo-Young
- The Venerable J Smith
- Mr S Theakston
- Mr D Tidmarsh
- Mr T Wells
Mr Trevor Barton (Chair of Governors). Mr Barton is a former pupil of Aldenham School who, after doing a law degree at Exeter, served as an officer in the Royal Navy for ten years. He then trained as a solicitor, was a partner at Clyde and Co and subsequently Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. He is now a business consultant.
Mrs Vandana Shah (Deputy Chair) is a solicitor and former Chair of the Aldenham School Parents Association (ASPA) during the time when her son was at the School. She is the appointed governor with responsibility for Public Benefit.
Mr Tony Bingham is a former pupil of Aldenham who is a chartered accountant and was a partner at PWC. His career included time in southern Africa and the USA. He is also Treasurer of the Aldenham School War Memorial Educational Fund and participates in the School’s Sixth Form mentoring programme.
Mr Andrew Cox is a former pupil of Aldenham whose son and daughter were also pupils in the school. Mr Cox is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience with companies in the hospitality and leisure industries. He is currently Property Director of Young’s & Co's Brewery PLC.
Mr Alan Day (Chairman of Estates Committee) is a former pupil of Aldenham who was a Chartered Building Surveyor and former Lead Partner within the project management team at Cushman & Wakefield.
Mr Ian Dewar (Chairman of Finance and General Purposes Committee) was a governor of St Hilda’s School before joining the Aldenham governing body. He was a partner at KPMG.
Mr Anthony Hellman is a former parent whose son was a pupil in McGill’s. He was a partner at Smith & Williamson heading up the International Fixed Income advisory team.
Councillor David Lambert is the Hertfordshire County Council representative on the governing body. His son was educated at Aldenham.
Mr Ronak Mashru is a Trade Sales Director for Diageo. He was formerly Director of Sales and Capability at Smarty Train Consultancy and worked for Procter & Gamble in their sales division for seven years. The Stonegate supplier of the year for 2017, Ronak is a Liveryman of the Brewers’ Company.
Dr Deborah Nicholes is former Chair of the Aldenham School Parents Association (ASPA) during the time when her son was at the School. She is a Community Paediatrician working in Hillingdon and is the appointed governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.
Mr Stephen Nokes (Chairman of Education Committee) was the Headmaster of John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe. He has chaired the Buckinghamshire School Forum and served on national and local committees concerning education.
Colonel Michael O’Dwyer is the Clerk to the Brewers’ Company. Prior to joining the Company he served with The Irish Guards and commanded the regiment in Iraq. He was responsible for delivering all military support to the London Olympics 2012.
Ms Harriet Simmons is an Independent Food Safety/Food Law Consultant. She was formerly a General Manager at SAI Global Assurance Services and a Technical Director for Connaught plc.
Mr Torquil Sligo-Young is Human and Information Resources Director of Young and Co Brewery. He is also a Board member of Ashcroft Academy and a Trustee of Prospect Educational Trust.
The Venerable Jonathan Smith is the Archdeacon of St Albans and a Residentiary Canon of St Albans Cathedral.
Mr Simon Theakston is the Upper Warden of the Brewers' Company and in this capacity serves as one of the appointed Brewers' Governors.
Mr David Tidmarsh is the Headmaster of St Martin’s Preparatory School in Northwood. He was formerly Head of the prep section of Reigate Grammar School.
Mr Tom Wells was a Vice Chairman of Charles Wells Ltd and Chairman of Muntons plc. He was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and served on the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.