The Right Reverend David J Conner
KCVO, MA, Dean of Windsor
As Dean of Windsor, David Conner is also the Registrar of the Order of the Garter and a domestic chaplain to HM the Queen. He sits on the Governance and Compliance Committee.
Ian Canning has enjoyed a varied career in HR at institutions including the Bank of England, the Zurich Insurance Company and Harlequins Rugby Club. He has previous experience as a prep school governor at the Cavendish School in Camden and also serves as a governor of the Royal School in Windsor Great Park. Ian chairs the Strategy & Development Committee and sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee
With expertise in alumni relations, development, fundraising and communications in independent schools, Julie Cornell chairs the Governance, Compliance & Nominations Committee and sits on the Strategy & Development Committee.
James Dahl is Master of Wellington College, governor at [two] other prep schools and a trustee of both the UK’s largest exam board and the Old Wellingtonian Charitable Trust. Joining the board of governors at St George’s School in 2021, James brings his passion for holistic models of education and the transformative power of coeducation and boarding to the Council. James sits on the Education, Staffing and Music Committee.
Fabian is an alumnus of St George’s, with very happy memories of his time at the school. After a brief period as a corporate solicitor, he worked in corporate finance at leading City firms. In 2010, he moved into the charity sector: first as Fundraising Director at Marie Curie and then at UK Community Foundations as Chief Executive. He has various NED roles both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Fabian is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Canon Martin Poll
BA (Hons), CTh
Martin Poll is both Chaplain to the Great Park and Canon Chaplain. He is a member of the Strategy and Development Committee and the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Canon Dr Mark Powell
BSc, MA, PhD
Mark Powell is Canon Steward of St George’s Chapel and chairs the Safeguarding Committee. Prior to joining the College of St George, he was Rector of four rural communities in Derbyshire. Mark is a member of the Education, Staffing & Music Committee.
ACRM, LRAM, PGCE
Barbara has been a teacher at the Abbey School Reading for a number of years and as a former Head of Instrumental Music with several years as a Pastoral Lead brings valuable experience from the education sector to the School Council. Barbara is Chair of the Education and Staffing Committee.
Helen joined the School Council in November 2016, bringing extensive experience in strategy,
marketing and HR. A former St George’s parent, Helen has worked with a wide range of organisations, including St George’s House. Helen chairs the Finance & General Purposes Committee and sits on the Strategy & Development Committee.
Jane retired as Head of The Granville School in 2018 after ten years in post. She continues to serve on various IAPS committees, acting as a mentor to new Head Teachers and chairing the IAPS charitable activities body, the iTrust. Jane is a qualified ISI team inspector. Jane has a particular love of music, being a singer and board member of the Bach Choir. Jane is a member of the Education Staffing and Music Committee.
Martin Stanford – Chairman
Martin Stanford has had a career in broadcasting, most recently presenting daily on LBC News. He is a member of the Strategy & Development Committee, the Governance and Compliance Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee
The Governors meet termly as sub-committees, to discuss specific matters, and all together as the School Council.
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