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Council Members



 

President: Mr W J Straker-Nesbit BSc (Hons)

Business background: Commodity merchant. 

 

Deputy President: Dr R Acheson MA PhD

Education background: Former headmaster of an independent preparatory school. Chair of the Education Committee and member of the Welfare and Safeguarding Committee, and the Nominations Committee.

 

Mr R Badham-Thornhill
 

Education background: President of the Cheltonian Society. Retired independent preparatory school headmaster. 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Blackburn RGN BA (Hons) MSc

Medical/Charity background: Former nurse, currently Director of Care Quality and Executive Nurse for Orders of St John Care Trust, previously Director of Practice Development for Help the Hospices. Member of the Education Committee and the Welfare and Safeguarding Committee.  Nominated member for safeguarding.

Mr M Chicken

Police Service background. Member of the Welfare and Safeguarding Committee. 

 

 

Mr C Cooper

Accountancy background: Senior civil servant currently working for the National School of Government International, a cross-Whitehall department reporting to the National Security Council (Cabinet Office). Chair of the Audit Committee, member of the Finance, Risk and Development Committee.

 

Mrs E Goldmsith 

Education background. Currently Head of an Independent Prep School. Active ISI Inspector. Member of the Education Committee. 

 

 

Mrs K Hickey

Legal background: Solicitor at Willans LLP. Old Cheltonian. Member of the Finance, Risk and Development Committee.

Mr L Humphreys-Davies

Business background: Former broker and Company Director.  Former parent.  Member of the Finance, Risk and Development Committee.

 

 

Mrs R Lewis BA (Hons) PGCE

Education background: Lead commissioner with Gloucestershire County Council, school workforce advisor with Gloucestershire LEA. Former professional development advisor, Gloucestershire Advisory Service. Member of the Education and the Welfare and Safeguarding Committees and the Nominations Committee.
 
 

Mr H Monro MA

Education background: Former Head of two independent senior schools. Member of the Education Committee and the Welfare and Safeguarding Committee.

 

Mr T Smith

Business background: Chartered surveyor. Degree in Estates Management. Former parent. Chair of the Finance, Risk and Development Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

Dr G Valori

Medical background: Former consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist. Currently working with a child bereavement charity. Chair of the Welfare and Safeguarding Committee.

Reverend Canon K Wilkinson 

Religious/Education background. Former Head of two independent senior schools. Currently Steward of the Livings of Eton College. Member of the Education Committee. 

 

 

Dr P Wingfield MA MPhil PhD

Education background: Senior lecturer and admissions tutor at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Mr M Wynne BSc (Hons) (Lond) MSc (Lond)

Business background: Director of EMEA Strategic Marketing. Current parent. Chair of the Nominations Committee, member of the Finance, Risk and Development Committee. Nominated Council Health and Safety Representative.

Bursar and Secretary to Council

Mr J Champion BA FCIB

Council members can be contacted via the Secretary to Council at j.champion@cheltenhamcollege.org