Governors

Governors of Truro School

We are privileged to have a hard working and dedicated board of governors, who offer support, guidance and a friendly face to the school’s team of academics.

Mr Kim Conchie - Chair of Governors

A co-opted Governor appointed in 2014, Kim’s background is in publishing. He is chair of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of Cornish children’s charity BF Adventure, and a director of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust and SW Investment Group. Kim is a former parent of the School.

Term of governance expires on 31 August 2020

Contactable via Mrs Rachel Bayliss, The Clerk to the Governors: Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, TR1 1TH. Email: rb@truroschool.com, Phone: 01872 246035

Robert Cowie (FCA) - Joint Vice Chair of Governors

A co-opted governor appointed in 1993, Robert headedup the business services and rural services teams with the largest accountancy practice in south west England. Robert is chairman of the Finance Committee a member of both the Staff & Remuneration Committee and the Nominations & Governance Committee and is  a trustee of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST). Rob is a former parent of the School.

Term of governance expires on 31 August 2020

Richard Thomas, Truro School Governor, Cornwall.

Mr Richard Thomas (BSc, MRICS)-Joint Vice Chair of Governors

A co-opted governor appointed in 2012, Richard is a chartered building surveyor and managing director of his own practice. He has a specific interest in local matters, in particular Mundic Block, local strategic plans and vernacular architecture within the county. As joint Vice Chair Richard is a member of all the Governors’  Committees and is the School’s nominated Health & Safety Governor. He is a member of the United Reform Church, and is also a former parent of the School.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2019

Mrs Catherine Arter (BA, RN, RNT, PGCE, FHEA, JP)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2013, Kate’s background is in healthcare and further education, latterly as an associate dean of the University of Herefordshire. Kate is a member of the Education Committee, joint nominated Staff Liaison governor and joint nominated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities governor. She is a JP, a former chair of the Friends of Truro School, and a former parent at the School.

Term of governance expires on 31 August 2019.

Mr Nigel Ashcroft (MBE)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2013, Nigel is a member of the UK industry-government forum Broadband Stakeholders Group and has researched the world’s leading deployments of next generation broadband networks. Nigel is a member of the Finance Committee, Buildings Committee, Governance & Nominations Committee and the School’s nominated Compliance Governor.

Term of governance expires on 31 August 2019

Mr Brian Dolan

A co-opted governor appointed in 2017, Brian is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Stephens Scown LLP.  He is a member of the Firm’s Risk Committee developing protocols, procedures and strategy for avoiding and managing risk and liability.  Brian is a member of the Staff and Remuneration Committee.

 

Term of governance expires 31 August 2020

Mrs Elizabeth Garner (BA, MEd)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2013, Elizabeth is a former prep school head teacher. She currently mentors heads for the Independent Preparatory Schools Association (IAPS), inspects for the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI) and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Educators. Elizabeth is Chair of the Education Committee, a member of the Governance & Nominations Committee and Staff & Remuneration Committee, joint nominated Staff Liaison governor, joint nominated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities governor, and is a Truro School Foundation Trustee.  Elizabeth is also a governor of Ipswich School, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2019

Mr Robert Griffin MA (Oxon)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2017, Robert has been the Headmaster of Exeter School since 2003.  Robert has served as Secretary and Chairman of the HMC South-West Division and sits on the HMC Wellbeing Working Group and Membership Sub-Committee, for whom he leads accreditation inspections.  Rob has been an ISI Team Inspector, assists with teacher training for the Exeter University modern languages PGCE course and is a member of the Ten Tors Policy Group.  Robert is a member of the Education Committee.

Term of Governance expires 31 August 2020.

Reverend Dr John Harrod, Truro School Governor, Cornwall.

The Reverend Dr John Harrod (BSc, MA, PhD, FHEA)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2012, John is a Methodist Minister who spent his working life in theological education, latterly being responsible for the Methodist contingent within the Ecumenical Partnership for Theological Education in Manchester. John is a member of the Education Committee.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2018

Mr Will Dexter (BSc, ACA)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2014, Will is the finance director for an established Cornish business with its roots firmly in tourism but also diversified into property and renewables. He is a chartered accountant and a trustee and administrator of the various trusts and properties held by the company. Will is a member of the Education Committee and the School’s Sustainability Committee. He is also a former pupil and current parent at the School.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2020

Helen Sullivan

A co-opted governor since September 2015, Helen’s background is in marketing, PR and business strategy. Prior to her move to Cornwall she worked for companies including Admiral Insurance and Ernst & Young Management Consultancy, and was recently involved in the strategic development and re-branding of Warrens Bakery.  Helen is a member of the Finance and Buildings Committees and is a Truro School Foundation Trustee.  Helen is involved with the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust and is a former parent.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2018

Mr Peter Stethridge, Truro School Governor, Cornwall

Mr Peter Stethridge (CEng, FICE, FIHT)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2010, Peter is a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers who has held a number of senior posts with Cornwall County Council. He is chairman of the Buildings Committee a member of the Finance Committee and the Governance & Nominations Committee. Peter is a former pupil of the School, a trustee and former chairman of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, a former trustee and vice chairman of the Cornwall Community Foundation, a member of Truro Cathedral Council and attends Truro Methodist Church.

Term of governance expires on 31 August 2018

The Reverend Canon Steven Wild, Truro School Governor, Cornwall.

The Reverend Canon Steven Wild (MA)

An ex-officio governor as the chair of the Cornwall Methodist District, Steven was ordained into the Methodist Ministry in 1984 serving in churches in Preston and St Ives. He has been a prison chaplain, evangelism enabler, television presenter, a tutor and acting principal of Cliff College.

Dr Jennifer Williams

A co-opted governor in 2017, Jennifer is a Consultant Radiologist in Diagnostic Radiology at Royal Cornwall Hospitals – Treliske. After completing her medical and surgical training and obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, she moved into the field of Radiology. She trained in Radiology at The Royal Free Hospital in London and then spent two years sub-specialising in breast and gynaecology imaging.  Jennifer is a member of the Education Committee and is also a current parent of the School.

 

Term of governance expires 31 August 2020

Dr Robin Kirby, Truro School Governor, Cornwall.

Dr Robin Kirby (PhD)

A co-opted governor appointed in 2013, Robin is the Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University. He has worked in higher education management since 2002, initially at Royal Holloway, University of London, and since 2006 at Falmouth. Robin is a member of the Education Committee, the governor nominated Child Protection and Safeguarding Governor, and is a former pupil of the School.

Term of governance expires 31 August 2019