Governors | Surbiton High School
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We believe that an exceptional school innovates, empowers and encourages its leadership in the pursuit of excellence. Together, our Governers as part of our Local Governing Board (LGB)  brings diverse perspectives to act as a critical friend and a trusted advisor to the Senior Leadership Team, as it seeks to realise its bold ambitions for the School. Our members draw on senior specialisms in finance, law, education, commerce, media, communication and sport.

The LGB meets four times per academic year to review Surbiton High School’s Strategic Plan within the context of everyday life at School and to discuss any other pressing matters which may arise. Our meetings are dynamic: they aim to provide a balance of support and challenge for the School as we work in partnership with its leadership to anticipate and capitalise on change. Periodically, we are also joined by members of staff who update us on focus areas including Sports, Well-being and Safeguarding, and help to provide us with a full and rounded insight into life at the School.

Mr Adrian McKeon: Chair

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Ade McKeon has been Chair of the Local Governing Body since 2016. Ade has extensive experience within the UK wine trade and commercial and brand leadership within his role as Regional Brand Director at Accolade Wines and as Asda’s Brand...

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Mr Dan Bloxham

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Dan is the Head Coach of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, and also the Master of Ceremonies for The Championships. He has been a member of the LGB for nearly ten years and is very involved in the...

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Mrs Louise Bull

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Louise is a strategic communications director, with 25 years’ experience leading global client advisory across WPP, Publicis and IPG agencies. She joined the LGB in 2020 with a specialist interest in enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and well-being.

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Mrs Melissa Geiger

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We were delighted to welcome Melissa to the LGB in 2019. Melissa is a Partner and UK Board Member for KPMG in the UK. In her board role at KPMG, Melissa has particular interest in graduate and school leaver programmes....

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Ms Catherine Hitchcock: Nominated Governor for EYFS

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We were delighted to welcome Catherine to our LGB in 2020. Catherine is Headteacher at Donhead Preparatory School in Wimbledon. Catherine’s extensive experience within education is an excellent addition to our LGB.

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Mr Jamie Munro: Nominated Governor for SEND and RSE

Jamie joined the LGB in 2020. He is Joint Managing Director of Greenbird Media, and has extensive experience in TV and Media, management, leadership coaching and team development, change management and strategy. Alongside areas such as well-being, anti-bullying and learning...

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Mrs Claudia Vincenzi: Nominated Governor for Health and Safety and Safeguarding

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Claudia joined our LGB in 2017. Claudia is a senior lawyer specialising in commercial and technology law, and with a particular expertise in e-commerce. Claudia has several years’ experience as in-house counsel at innovative online retail platforms, and Mindful...

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Mr John Woodman

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We were delighted to welcome John to our LGB in 2020. John is a Partner at Southeastern Asset Management. He has 19 years of investment experience and previously held roles as Senior Vice President of the Certification division for SGS...

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Mrs Rebecca Glover


Rebecca’s post-A-level studies began with a Geography and Physical Education degree from Leeds University, followed by the National Professional Qualification for Headship and more recently, an MA in Education from Buckingham University. Her extensive career has spanned both state and independent schools with a breadth of roles, including Departmental Head and Director of Sixth Form,...

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Mrs Josie O’Reilly

(Clerk to the Governing Body)


Surbiton High School is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.

The registered address is:

United Learning
Worldwide House
Thorpe Wood

The legal governing body for Surbiton High School is the United Church Schools Trust (United Learning). The Trust is the body ultimately responsible for the proper operation of the School. If you wish to speak to United Learning regarding any matter, please visit their website.

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