Wellington College Academy Trust

Wellington College

Trustee Pen Portraits

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting

Tim joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2007. He was previously a partner of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. At Goldman, Tim held various roles including Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (2002 to 2005) and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (2005 to 2006). Tim started to work with Balderton and its portfolio of companies in 2005. In 2006 Tim spent a period as non-executive chairman of Betfair. Tim is also a Governor of Wellington College and the Wellington Academy; a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Education: Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

 

 

John Claughton

John Claughton

 

 

David Cowley

David Cowley

David retired from a forty year career in business in 2008. He has been Chairman of the Local Governing Body of The Wellington Academy since then.

He has also served as a governor of three private schools – Benenden (girls secondary boading) , Lambrook Haileybury (mixed preparatory 8- 13) and Wellington College (mixed secondary boarding and day).

David is also Chairman of The Not Forgotten Association, a tri Service charity which provides entertainment and recreation for wounded and injured service personnel and veterans.

He has wide experience of the governance and operation of schools in both the State and private sectors and the business skills needed to manage academy schools.

 

Stephen Crouch

Stephen Crouch

Stephen has worked for 20 years in various finance and management roles. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. For the last 7 years Stephen has been Group Finance & Operations Director & Bursar at Wellington College, a leading co-ed day and boarding school with 1,000 pupils. Stephen has also been responsible for non-teaching aspects of the organisation including commercial operations of residential lets, a health & fitness club, the finance and operations of the independent schools in the UK, and related oversight of the franchised overseas schools and sponsored state schools.

 

Neill Lunnon

Neill Lunnon

I have been Chair of Governors at the Primary since the school opened in 2015. I have taught biology at Wellington College since 1994 and currently act as Deputy Head Pastoral. During my time at the College, I have run a boy’s boarding house for 12 years, been master in charge of football, spent three years on sabbatical at Eagle House Prep School and been Director of the Prince Albert Foundation bursary programme. My wife Jane has been Head at Wimbledon High School for girls for 3 years following a long career at the College and my two children, Josie and Jamie, are in Year 12 and Year 11 respectively. My hobbies include all sport, playing and watching, spending time in our cottage in Dorset, playing the bagpipes (badly) and spending time with family and friends. It has been a real privilege to have played a role in the Primary since its opening and I am hugely proud of all that the pupils and staff have achieved in that time.Matt is a sponsor governor primarily through his role as Deputy Head (Academic) at Wellington College. He takes a particular interest in academic matters focusing on data performance and curriculum development. He has worked at Wellington College for the past 18 years and previous roles have included Director of Sport and Head of 6th Form.

 

Ginny Rhodes

Ginny Rhodes

 

 

Sir Anthony Salz

Anthony Salz

Anthony joined the Bloomsbury Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in August 2013 and was appointed as Chairman on joining. Until 31 March this year he was an Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild and a director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited. He joined Rothschild in 2006 after 30 years as a corporate lawyer with Freshfields, the last 10 years as the Senior Partner. He is Trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Scott Trust, and Chair of Forward Institute and of Freeformers Holdings. Sir Anthony Salz is a former Vice Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors and between 2010 and 2012 was lead Non-Executive member of the Board of the Department for Education. He headed the Salz Review, an independent external review of the business practices of Barclays Plc, which reported in 2013. He chaired the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour in England and Wales, which reported in 2010 and was a member of Business in the Community's committees on Homelessness and on Education. Anthony is also Chair of the Teach First Business Development Council and founded the Education and Employers Task Force.

 

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas

Following an early career in ICT in the banking sector and a degree in Computer Science from King’s College, London, Julian taught at Forest School and St. Dunstan’s College, where he co-authored several maths text books. He went on to be Director of Studies at Portsmouth Grammar School and Second Master at Hampton School. After completing an MBA in Educational Leadership (International), Julian was appointed Head at Caterham School in 2007. Under his leadership, Caterham developed into one of the UK’s leading co-educational schools. Julian became Master at Wellington College in 2015. He was a founding governor of the London Academy of Excellence, Chairman of the Wellington College Multi Academy Trust, and Trustee of Crowthorne Church of England Primary School.