Our dedicated and committed team of School Governors bring a wide range of skills and experience to their role, spanning business, politics, law, medicine and of course, academia and education.

Together with the Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team, they guide the direction of the School.

James Tanner

Chairman of the Board of Governors

James (Jim) is the father of seven Old Cumnorian children; three sons and four daughters. A former Governor of St Christopher’s School in Bahrain, Jim brings considerable business expertise and financial acumen occupying Director or Chairman positions on numerous company and not-for-profit boards. He lives with his family in Hammerwood, East Grinstead.

Harriet Bastide

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors

An Old Cumnorian herself, Harriet is a mother of three; two Old Cumnorians and one child still at Cumnor. Harriet works part-time running Ann Widdecombe’s office and lives in Newick.

  • Jamie Bannon, Chairman of Development Committee
  • Rob Boardman, Chairman of the Finance Committee
  • Olivia Hatrick, Chairman of the Safeguarding Committee
  • Peter Roberts, Chairman of the Education Committee
  • Shauna Bevan
  • Nicky Collins
  • Stewart James
  • Dominic Keenan
  • Christine O’Connell
  • Nick Parkhouse
  • Fred Reynolds

All Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors.

Cumnor House Sussex

Cumnor House Sussex, London Road, Danehill, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 7HT

01825 790347

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