Governors

The Governing Body plays an important strategic role in the life of the Schools and is responsible for determining the aims and overall conduct of the Schools. It sets and reviews policies, strategies and procedures to ensure the best possible education for present and future pupils and has responsibility for the financial control of the Schools.

The Governors give their time voluntarily, receiving no payment and for continuity are generally expected to serve at least 4 years on the governing body. They offer a blend of skills and experience to help guide and direct the Schools. The criteria for the appointment of governors are laid down by the Trust Deed of the William Jones Foundation and the Governing Body includes:  the Master of the Haberdashers’ Company, an Oxford, Cambridge and Cardiff University don; a representative from Monmouthshire County Council; a number of local people ~ some of whom may also be Old Monmothians, current or past parents.

Potential governors are generally recommended to the Chairman by the Haberdashers’ Company and by existing Board members. The Board normally includes governors with experience in education, business, law, accountancy, public health or the medical profession and property. When selecting replacement governors, the aim is to retain this balance of professional expertise.

The Governors operate across the five Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools but divide responsibility for key areas into smaller committees covering the individual schools, finance and estates, ICT, marketing and pensions. The senior schools committee Chairmen also sit on the Finance and Estates Committee and plays a valuable supporting role for the Head.

The Main Board Chairman is a senior Haberdasher appointed by the Trustees who holds overall responsibility for the governance of the Schools.

The Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors: f.creasey@habsmonmouth.org

A list of the governing body is set out below with a code to highlight which committees each governor sits on.

Audley Twiston-Davies 2 Mr A W Twiston-Davies: Chairman of Governors

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P Alderman Mr P M Alderman

Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Almshouses representative

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M Anderson Mr M H C Anderson

Chairman of the HMSG Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee
Trading Companies Director

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P Baird Dr P Baird

Member of the HMSG Committee
Chairman of the Education Strategy Forum

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Jo Booth Mrs J Booth

Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Haberdashers’ Agincourt School Committee

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S Clayton Mrs S Clayton

Member of the HMSG Committee
Inglefield House Governor

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M Davidson Mr M D Davidson

Member of Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Haberdashers’ Agincourt School Committee

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C Davies Mrs C J Davis

Member of the HMSG Committee
Chairman of the Haberdashers’ Agincourt School Committee

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C Hardie Mr C R S Hardie

Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Chairman of the Finance & Estates/Audit Committee
Chairman of the Trading Companies Directors
Member of the Pensions Committee

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M Henderson Mrs M K Henderson

Member of the HMSG Committee.
Member of the Education Strategy Forum

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Dr J Kelly Dr J Kelly

Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Education Strategy Forum

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Murray Kerr Mr A M Kerr

Member of the Haberdashers’ Company
Chairman of the Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee
Member of the Marketing & PR Committee
Member of the Joint ICT Standing Committee
Trustee of the Jones Monmouth Schools Pensions Scheme
Trading Companies Director

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Mike Kerrigan Mr M Kerrigan

Member of the Haberdashers’ Company
Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Member of the Finance & Estates Committee

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Mackenzie Nordal Mrs M Nordal

Member of the Monmouth School Committee

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Tessa Pike Mrs T Pike

Member of the Monmouth School Committee
Governor for The Grange

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R Rose Mrs R Rose

Member of the HMSG Committee
Chairman of the Marketing & PR Committee

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Prof Dianne Watkins Professor D Watkins

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Sue White Councillor S White

Member of the HMSG Committee

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Fiona Creasey Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Fiona Creasey

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