Our Governors

  *     Elected Staff Governor
**   Elected Parent Governor
*** Appointed by Reading Foundation

jason Bannister

Mr Jason Bannister**

I have been parent governor since late 2012.  I serve on Curriculum, Finance and Sixth Form Funding Committees. I am an IT Director for a global healthcare business, and have experience in strategic planning and financial, personnel, and programme management in complex highly regulated environments.

susan bowen

Dr Susan Bowen

I am an appointed Governor and have been on the Governing Body since December 2011.  I work as a General Practitioner, with special interests in GP Training and Appraisal, all areas which have parallels in school management.  I serve on the External Relations, Curriculum and Admissions committees and am linked governor for SEN.  I also have two sons at Reading School at the present time.



richard childs

Mr Richard Childs **

I was elected a parent governor in 2010.  I try to be an active support to the school, spending my time in the following areas: Finance Committee; Property Committee; Development Board; Headmaster’s Financial Strategies Working Group; link governor for physics; and I am a trustee of the Reading Foundation.  I am an alumnus of the school myself (1971-78).  I retired early from Accenture where I was a senior partner – so I have a clear view of what top employers look for from boys like ours.  I have two daughters who have both been through secondary school, the university entrance process and are experiencing the current job market.  I taught physics for two years a long time ago!  I am interested in supporting the team that runs Reading School, securing funds for the school and in finding ways of improving the facilities that are on offer to current and future generations of students.


Mr Mark Faulkner

I am an appointed governor, joining the governing body in March 2014. I am a retired chartered accountant and stockbroker, having lived and worked across Asia and the Americas for almost 20 years. For the majority of my career I managed teams of research analysts looking into economies, industries and companies to provide investment advice to professional investors. I have also spent extended periods as a visiting post-graduate researcher at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan and in a similar role in the Japanese central bank, the Bank of Japan. I am currently a serving school governor at a primary school in Hampshire and a local councillor. My interests include how Reading School prepares boys for life after they leave the school and, against the backdrop of the way in which my life and career unfolded, opportunities for boys to find experience overseas. I have a son who recently joined the school as a boarding pupil. 

dave Fisher

Mr David Fisher **

I have been a governor at Reading School since November 2008.  I chair the External Affairs and Pastoral Care Committee as well as sitting on the Finance Committee and Chairs Group. I am a local government accountant and have served a total of over 15 years as a governor at 3 different local schools. I am an elected parent governor (until 2016) and act as Responsible Officer providing independent oversight of the school’s financial affairs.


Mr Rodney Huggins ***

I have been a Governor representing the Reading Foundation since October 2008.  My Committees are Property and the Development Board.  I have also been a Trustee of Reading Foundation since 2000 and Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees since 2006. I was at Reading School from 1944 until 1952.  I then qualified as a solicitor, and worked a Court Advocate in Kenya from 1959 until 1961. From 1983, I was a tribunal judge specialising in social security, tax and criminal injuries and retired in 2010.  My interests include music, golf, cricket and rugby.  I am also a keen Rotarian having held several national and international posts mainly in the constitutional field.

david jubb

Mr David Jubb

I have been a Governor in schools in Leicestershire and Berkshire for over 20 years and, at Reading School for nearly 14 years. During this time I have served on both the Curriculum and Finance Committees, and have been Chairman of the latter for a number of years.  I am a Chartered Accountant and have spent most of my career in industry.  For the last 25 years I have worked for the UK subsidiary of a large US multinational group.  My areas of expertise are finance, tax and general business matters.  My main area of interest is finance and supporting the school in maintaining a sound financial position.


Mrs Angie Kay (Vice Chair)

I became an appointed governor in December 2012 and Vice Chair in December 2013, and I sit on all the main committees – Curriculum, Property, External Relations & Pastoral Care and Finance, as well as the Development Board.  I am a company director and an independent marketing, PR and fundraising consultant with extensive experience as Chair of Governors at a large multicultural primary school in Lancashire.  I have two teenage sons, one at university and one in 6th form at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, which is also an Academy.  My main aim as Vice Chair is to help build a cohesive and effective leadership and management team which fully utilises its skills and experience to enable Reading School to achieve its goal of becoming truly world class.

bob kenwrick

Mr Bob Kenwrick (Chair)

I have a son who is currently in the Sixth Form.  I have been involved as a Governor in a number of schools over the last 10 years.  Here at Reading School I have been a Governor for 4 years.  I sit on the Property and External Relations and Pastoral Care committees.  My other responsibilities within the Governing Body are Health and Safety, Boarding, and I sit on the Headmasters performance committee.


Dr Ranjit Manghanani

I have been a governor since October 2012 and I am on External Relations and Pastoral Care and Curriculum Committees. I have been a Merchant Navy Officer and a senior police officer.  I am a professional executive coach and help individuals to maximise their potential to deliver outstanding performance for their organisation. My particular areas of interest are Executive Coaching, Leadership and Organisational Development.


ian martin

Mr Ian Martin ***

I have been a governor for 15 years, and Vice Chairman for the last 5.  I serve on the Property Committee and in the Chairs Group as well as being a Trustee of the Reading Foundation.  My background is in private client law as a Solicitor of almost 40 years in practice in the town centre.

andrea Materlik

Dr Andrea Materlik*

I have been a governor and member of the Property and Curriculum Committee since September 2012.  I have been a teacher at Reading School for 7 years, with prior experience in special needs education, medical-anthropological research and counselling.  I hope to be able to provide the Governing Body with the staff perspective, particularly on curriculum issues.


Stephen Northcliff

Professor Stephen Nortcliff

I have been a Governor since 2002 and currently Chair the Curriculum Committee.  I am also a member of the Finance Committee and a Trustee of the Reading Foundation.  I taught and researched Soil Science in the Tertiary sector from 1972 until my retirement in 2011.  During this time, I was Head of Department and Head of School with responsibility for managing 80 academics.  I was also Secretary General of the International Union of Soil Sciences from 2002 to 2010.  I have experience in managing staff and funds whilst providing a broad curriculum to fit the varied needs of the students.  My principal interests are in supporting the School in providing a curriculum which is challenging to the boys and which equips them for success in their University careers and beyond. 

martin parsons

Professor Martin Parsons

I have had experience at all levels of educational provision.  I started my  school-based career as a History teacher, and then became Head of Department and Head of House and, finished as a member of the Senior Management Team responsible for curriculum and pastoral development in a large comprehensive school.  Following a career shift into Higher Education, I became the Head of PGCE History at the University of Reading and subsequently Director of the PGCE Programme and Deputy Head of the Institute of Education.  I am now a Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Reading specialising in the effects of war on children.  I serve on the Curriculum and External and Pastoral Care Committees, the Development Board and am link Governor to the Combined Cadet Force and the Geography Department.


Ashley head and shoulders

Mr Ashley M Robson, Headmaster

Sophy Photo

Miss Sophy Rogers*



Maggie Stock

Mrs Maggie Stock**

Elected as parent governor in December 2012, I serve on the Curriculum and External Relations and Pastoral Care Committees.  A parent of two teenagers, including a son in Year 11 at Reading School, an ex-marketer and PR officer with a leading global company, a recent governor of another high performing grammar school Academy, and currently a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages in two primary schools and an Academy, I bring to this role a range of knowledge, skills and experience.  I am interested in all aspects of the governance of Reading School and am enjoying my term as Link Governor for Classics, Latin and Greek.

Claire Toms

Mrs Claire Toms

I have been a governor for five years and currently have two sons at Reading School.  I am Chair of the Development Board, and was heavily involved in the appeal for the funds that enabled the Refectory to be built.  My professional career in business included 12 years at Sainsbury's Supermarkets.  I currently work part time as an advisor for the Food Standards Agency.  

Beth Reynaert

Dr Beth Reynaert

I joined the Governing Body in March 2015. I am a teacher and Academic Manager by profession, entering the field of education after completing a BSc in Applied Biology, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and five years as a Research Associate studying the physical interaction of proteins in Thrombosis and Neurofibromatosis. I have been teaching Chemistry for the last 14 years and have experience of teaching in both the independent and state sectors. My day to day activities involve scrutinising data, finding multiple solutions to complex problems, strategic planning, monitoring academic departments and advising on whole school academic issues. I have developed an in depth knowledge of tracking pupil progress, careers education, timetabling and curriculum, exams management, data management and analysis, staffing and pastoral care within both boarding and day settings. I am interested in all aspects of school management. I am keen to utilise my position on the Governing Body to support Reading School in the education of its pupils against an ever changing educational landscape.

Any queries should be directed to the Chair of the Governors, Bob Kenwrick or to Mr Stephen Vale, Clerk to the Governors, Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW
Email: govsclerk@reading-school.co.uk