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Annelie Burchmore BA (Hons) - OGA representative

A former pupil of the School, Annelie went on to study at Camberwell College of Art and the London Institute where she gained an honours degree in Art History and Art Conservation. After a fifteen year career in Executive Search and Recruitment in London, she returned to Wiltshire where she now runs an arable farm and various associated businesses with her husband. Annelie is an active member of the School alumnae association (OGA) becoming Secretary in 2016 and OGA Governor in 2017. She sits on the Education and Development Committees.

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Rosemary Hawley - Bishop of Salisbury representative

Rosemary Hawley, born in India, has a degree in English from London University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool. She taught at a teacher training college in Ghana before various community work jobs in Wales, Wolverhampton and London. She lived in Liverpool for nearly thirty years where she was over time chair of three different NHS trusts and also of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, a magistrate, school and university governor, and for one year High Sheriff of Merseyside. She moved to Wiltshire on retirement seven years ago, and is proud to be the Bishop of Salisbury’s nominee on the school’s governors.

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Revd Canon Ian Woodward - Chapter, Salisbury Cathedral

Canon Ian Woodward is Vicar of the Close at Salisbury Cathedral. He was previously the Rector of a benefice of parishes in Purbeck in Dorset where he was Chairman of Governors of a Middle School near Wareham, and Vice Chairman of the Community First School in Bere Regis.

In his present role he has particular responsibility for the pastoral care of the wider congregation and residents of the Cathedral Close whilst playing his part in leading worship in the cathedral and supporting the spiritual and pastoral needs of the pupils and staff of the Cathedral School. Before ordination he held a number of senior positions in the defence and aerospace industry. He is Chairman of the Diocese of Salisbury’s 45 year partnerships with the Episcopal Churches in both Sudan and South Sudan.

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Michael Nicholson - Chair

Michael Nicholson BSc(Hons) FRICS, is a Chartered Surveyor. He has had extensive experience as Managing Director in national and international businesses and in local and central Government in the UK. He has served on a Ministerial Advisory panel, as Vice-Chair of a European Association and as trustee of a number of charities. He is married with four children.

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Stefan Lipa - Vice Chair

Brought up in New Zealand, Stefan has lived in England with his wife Anna for many years. He runs his own company, advising charities across the country on how to raise substantial amounts of money, often for large capital projects.

Stefan is extremely interested in music, particularly opera and choral singing, as well as enjoying English history and walking in the beautiful countryside of his adopted home. He has been a Governor of Godolphin since 1998 when his daughter, Frances was a pupil at the school. His particular interests at Godolphin have included development, marketing and fundraising. Stefan is Vice-Chairman of the Governing Body and Chairman of its Development Committee

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Jeremy Booker

Jeremy Booker is a Chartered Accountant and Chairman of Finance Committee. He was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 24 years, having initially trained in PwC Southampton. He spent most of his career in London with clients in the technology and communications sector. The last three years of his career were in a global role for PwC.

Jeremy is trustee for a number of charities, is married with two adult daughters (both of whom were Sarums) and his hobbies include sailing, travel and skiing.

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Andrew Boys

Andrew Boys spent the majority of his career in marketing and communications consultancy, firstly with the PR, advertising and design group Valin Pollen, where he subsequently became managing director. During his time there the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange.

In 1991 he then became an investor partner of Fishburn Hedges, a company specialising in strategic marketing and communications. During this time Andrew worked closely with the chairman, CEOs and directors of some of the City's major organisations including merchant banks, the London insurance market and top legal and property practices.

In 1995 the agency was sold to Abbot mead Vickers plc, a leading advertising and marketing services group.

In seeking to combine his senior level consultancy experience with his interest in people and management development, Andrew then completed the Industrial Society's School of Coaching course which is run in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde. After qualifying Andrew practiced as a business coach and mentor where his clients ranged from large financial institutions to SMEs. In this capacity he also worked for several years with a number of the Princes' Trust's senior management executives on a pro bono basis.

In 2009 Andrew became chairman of Hurlingham Court Limited, the company which runs a residential block of seventy five flats in central London where he and his wife Deborah, lived for several years before moving permanently to their house in Wiltshire.

Andrew and Deborah's daughter Francesca was a pupil at the Godolphin School from 1992 to 1998.

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Guy Green LLB Hons

Guy Green is a retired Solicitor who was in practice with Payne Hicks Beach, a medium sized law firm in London, for more than 40 years. He specialised in Company and Commercial Law, acting for a wide range of businesses, before becoming the firm’s Managing Partner for nearly 10 years. He lives near Winchester and is married, with three grown up children, one of whom attended Godolphin in the 1990s. He has been a Governor since 2010 and is Chairman of the Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. His interests apart from Godolphin include various sports, golf, walking, gardening, history and a couple of local charities.

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Dr Rosemary Griffiths

Dr Rosemary Griffiths is a GP and Senior Partner in a large practice in Andover. She trained in Leeds and was initially a GP there until 1989 when she moved to Salisbury with her husband's work. She has had three daughters at Godolphin the youngest leaving in 2015 so has been part of the school community for many years. She was elected to the board of Governors in 2014 and is the lead Governor for safeguarding.

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Dr Christine Mannion Watson BA, MSc, PhD

Christine has worked in education for over forty years, most recently as Head of an all-age girls’ school and as a Reporting Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. She represented GSA at HMC West, has served on the GSA Education and Inspection Committees, the OCR Examining Board’s Modern Languages A level panel, and regional advisory committee, and was Chair of the Board of Central ISIS (Independent Schools Information Service). Having studied Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, she is author of several French and Spanish text-books. She has gained an MSc in Education Studies, an OU Certificate in Managing for School Effectiveness, and a PhD from the UCL Institute of Education. Her research was focussed on aims and evaluation in independent education. Christine has a strong commitment to Godolphin’s aim of providing a stimulating, all round-education in a supportive environment. She is Chair of the Education Committee.

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Lt Gen Nicolas Pope

Nick Pope has been the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the British Army since 2015. After joining the Royal Corps of Signals in 1981, Nick read Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge. During his subsequent career he has served in Germany, Cyprus and Hong Kong and has deployed on operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. In between times, he has held a number of staff positions in the Ministry of Defence in London.

In his current employ, Nick is the de facto Chief Executive for an 80,000 strong business with an annual budget of some £10 billion. He is also the Master of Signals, Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas and Chairman of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, a Salisbury-based charity which supports Gurkha veterans in Nepal. His youngest daughter has been at Godolphin since 2015.

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Christopher Thompson (Kit)

Kit was born in Taunton and educated at Downside School, Bath, before studying for his degree in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. After graduating, Kit worked in the City for five years, before deciding that what he really wanted to do in life was teach. He completed a PGCE at Roehampton, University of Surrey, and in 1999 fortuitously began his career at Unicorn School, a unique prep school in Kew, Richmond, where he taught for three years. In 2002 he moved to Tockington Manor School, Bristol, as Director of Studies where he stayed for seven years and then to Twyford School, in Winchester as Deputy Head (Academic) for a further four years. Kit is currently Headmaster of Unicorn School, since 2013, and is married with three daughters, all of whom attend or have attended Godolphin School. Interests include golf, tennis, literature, music and walking.

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