The Aldenham Foundation Governing Body
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- Mr J T barton
- Mrs V Shah
- Mrs S Altman
- Ms F Cuttell
- Mr A Day
- Dr J Hawdon
- Mr A Hellman
- Mr J James-Crook
- Cllr D Lambert
- The Ven Dr J Mainwaring
- Mrs D Nicholes
- Col M G C O'Dwyer
- Mr A Phillips
- Mr C Rees
- Ms H Simmons
- Mr T Sligo-Young
- Mr D Tidmarsh
- Mr T Wells
- Mr J Neame
Mr Trevor Barton (Chair of Governors). Mr Barton is a former pupil of Aldenham School who, after doing a law degree at Exeter University, served as an officer in the Royal Navy for ten years. He then trained as a solicitor and became a partner at Clyde and Co. More recently, he has worked in financial Public Relations and was 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.
Mrs Sarah Altman is a former parent of Aldenham, who had both a son and a daughter at the School. She is a Chartered Accountant who has worked both within the charity sector and for many years as Director of a property company.
Ms Fiona Cuttell is a former pupil of Aldenham. A Chartered Secretary, who currently works for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, (“IHG”), and is secretary to a number of IHG’s subsidiary companies.
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.
Dr Jane Hawdon is a medical director and consultant neonatologist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel and NICE guideline development groups, and of the board of trustees of the charities Bliss and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. She is a qualified coach and facilitator. Her 3 children were Aldenham pupils.
Mr Anthony Hellman is a former parent whose son left the school in 2010. He was a Partner and Head of International Fixed Interest at Smith & Williamson Securities until he retired in 2018.
Mr James James-Crook is a former pupil of Aldenham and the son and brother of former OAs. He is currently President of the OA Society; former Editor OA Review; Past Chair of the Letchmore Trust and currently, Secretary. With over forty years’ experience in 20th C British and Irish Art, mostly as a Director with Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers, he was also responsible for business development in Australia, Ireland and South Africa. He is now an independent Fine Art Consultant and Valuer. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Fletchers’ Company.
Councillor David Lambert is the Hertfordshire County Council representative on the governing body. His son was educated at Aldenham.
The Ven Dr Jane Mainwaring is Archdeacon of St Albans, within the Church of England Diocese of St Albans. Prior to becoming Archdeacon, Jane was Vicar of St Mark's Church, Hitchin and served on the Governing Body of a local community primary school for 16 years, 10 years of those being Chair.
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.
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.
Mr Alan Phillips is a former pupil of Aldenham (1977-82). Alan is a Divisional Director of investment managers - Brewin Dolphin.
Mr Chris Rees is a former parent of Aldenham with over 25 years' experience within the International Service sector, most recently at Hogan Lovells as Director of Finance.
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.
Mr David Tidmarsh was the Headmaster of St Martin’s Preparatory School in Northwood until summer 2019. He is now a Consultant specialising in the education sector.
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.
Mr Jonathan Neame is the Upper Warden of the Brewers’ Company and in this capacity serves as one of the appointed Brewers’ Governors.