His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury
Whitgift Foundation Court of Governors
Chairman of the Court of Governors
Mr I Harley MA, FCA, FCIB
Chaplain to the Foundation
The Vicar of Croydon, The Revd Canon C J Boswell
Cllr T Letts, OBE
Mr P J Squire, MA
Mr C J Houlding
Mr G H Wright TD, DL, FCIOB
His Honour W Barnett, QC, MA
Mrs R A Jones, MA
Cllr D Mead, MBE
Mr G Barwell, MP
Mr D C Hudson, MA
Ms N Clarke, MA
Cllr M Mead, JP
Mrs P Davies BSc, MEd
Clerk to the Foundation
Mr M C Corney
Mr G Barwell MP (Chair)
His Honour W Barnett ,QC
Revd Canon C J Boswell
Ms N Clarke
Mr A Crispin
Mr A Ekoku
Mr C Houlding
Mr M John
Cllr D Mead, MBE
Ms A Meredith
Mr D P Moran
Mr P Petty
Mrs A Radmore
Mr D Seymour, CB
Mr P Squire
Details of the School Committee
Gavin Barwell – Chair
Gavin has been the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central since May 2010 and in September 2012 was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education. He was educated at Trinity before reading Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. After graduating, he worked in politics initially in the Conservative Research Department then as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Environment and finally as the Chief Operating Officer of the Conservative Party before leaving to start his own consultancy business. He was a local councillor between 1998 and 2010 and has been a member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation since 2006.
His Honour William Barnett QC
Willy was educated at Repton and Oxford before embarking on a legal career. He was appointed a Circuit Judge in 1994 sitting at Croydon Crown Court. He is married to Cindy who is a past Chair of the Magistrates association. Willy is a member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation.
Revd Canon Colin J Luke Boswell, The Vicar of Croydon
Canon Boswell was educated at Kent and the Theological College Salisbury and was a curate at Tooting and Sydenham. He is Priest in Charge at St Helier, Morden, Chaplain of St Helier Hospital, Rector of Caterham and Chaldon and Rural Dean of Caterham. Currently he is Vicar of Croydon, Area Dean of Croydon, Borough Dean of Croydon and Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral. He is also Chaplain to the Whitgift Foundation and a member of the Court of Governors since 1995.
Nita, having graduated from Warwick University, was Ken Livingstone’s Press officer for 7 years and worked in 10 Downing Street as the adviser on Trade Unions to Prime Minister Tony Blair. She is currently the Director of the Involvement and Participation Association. Nita is married to Stephen Benn and has two children. Their son left Trinity in 2010 and is currently a student at Oxford studying music. Nita is a member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation.
Andrew was educated at Trinity in the early 1980's, before training as a Quantity Surveyor and embarking on a career in the construction industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors. Andrew is the Surveying Director of Walter Lilly & Company Limited, a well renowned and long established Croydon based construction company and his eldest son Jack is a current Trinity boy.
Following a successful career as a Great Britain athlete and professional rugby player (both union and league), Abi now works across different sectors; developing strategies and managing partnerships for both private and public sector organisations. He is the former manager of the Great Britain Rugby league team and the ex CEO of the Bradford Bulls. Abi has a particular interest in helping the school to have a full involvement in the local community.
Chris was educated at Trinity before embarking on a career in financial services. He built his career trading government bonds and held senior positions in several leading investment banks. He is currently a Managing Director at UBS AG in London. Chris is a member of the Court of Governors of the Whitgift Foundation.
Renowned Chef, Malcolm John, was born in St Vincent, relocated to England and grew up in Coventry with his family. After leaving catering college, he moved straight to London, where he trained with the Savoy Group at the Berkeley Hotel Knightsbridge for six years. He temporarily moved to Italy to work at the Sirenous Hotel, Positano. Malcolm opened his first Venture in French cooking; Le Vacherin in Chiswick, in 2004 followed by Le Cassoulet in South Croydon in February 2008. Fish and Grill opened just down the road from Le Cassoulet in December 2008 and Brasserie Vacherin opened its doors on Sutton High Street in December 2009. He was awarded a prestigious Egon Ronay star, AA Gill bestowed him with a rare three star rating and Le Cassoulet was awarded Best Local Restaurant by Timeout 2008, and he was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the South London Business Awards in 2010.
Cllr Dudley Mead
Dudley was educated at Trinity School and went on to serve in the Army qualifying as a charted certified accountant. He started his own accountancy practice in 1976. He has been a local Councillor for Selsdon, Croydon since 1980, Deputy Mayor of Croydon in 1986/87 and Mayor of Croydon in 1989/90. He also held the office of Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for housing in 2006. He is Chairman of the Trustees for the London Mozart Player and the Garwood Foundation and Governor of Selsdon Primary School. Dudley has been a member of the Court of Governors since 2006 and is currently Chairman of the Whitgift Foundation’s Finance and Administration Committee.
After graduating with a science degree, Alison pursued a career in marketing holding senior management roles at companies such as Marks and Spencer before becoming Managing Director of a leading advertising agency. She has an MA in Marketing and a further MA in Digital Media. Her two sons are pupils at Trinity.
Paul was educated at Trinity, Avery Hill College and London University before embarking upon a career in education. He specialised in school improvement, working in a number of inner London boroughs. During that time he was Headmaster of a Church of England Secondary School in Blackheath and a consultant leader for the secondary sector. Paul now runs a global consultancy specialising in business and technology for the international Insurance and Reinsurance markets. His three sons are pupils at Trinity.
Ann is a graduate of Cambridge University and has worked in the NHS in London for nearly 30 years. She has managed a wide range of NHS organisations including a number of hospitals and NHS Wandsworth. She was Chief Executive of the NHS in South West London and in October 2012 was appointed CEO of the London Ambulance Service. Her two sons both attended Trinity.
David Seymour CB
David was educated at Trinity and Oxford University. He qualified as a barrister and is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. He has spent his career in Whitehall. He was Director General at the Attorney General’s Office from 1997 to 2000. He was Director General and Legal Advisor to the Home Office between 2000 and 2012.
Peter was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham before graduating from Oxford. He taught at Monkton Coombe and Haberdashers Aske’s before becoming Headmaster of Bedford Modern School a post he held for 19 years. He was subsequently an ISI Inspector, the Chair of Governors of Milton Keynes Preparatory Schools and is the Chair of the Education Committee of the Whitgift Foundation where he is also a member of the Court of Governors.