The school is managed by a Board of Governors who are closely involved with its overall running and its policies. Their purpose is to assist the Headmaster in his decisions and to support their implementation.
Chairman of Governors: Andrew Blurton
Andrew has over 35 years senior level experience in a variety of roles encompassing finance, operations and general management in the property, hotel, retail and services sector. He is a Member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has been an Executive Director of many public companies since 1986, on the Main and AIM markets of the London Stock Exchange. Andrew is married with three children, two of whom attended Longacre, a son until 1999 and a daughter until 2003. Andrew chairs the Education and Welfare Committee and is also a member of the Finance and Estates Committee and the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.
The Chair of Governors is contactable via the School Office or the Director of Finance.
Jocelyn retired in 2007 as MD International Capital Markets with Royal Bank of Scotland. He was previously with S G Warburg in London and New York and Hambros in London and Sydney. His children, James and Annabel, both went to Longacre. Jocelyn chairs the Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Estates Committee of the Governing Body.
Sue is a self-employed corporate tax advisor, having previously worked at Arthur Anderson’s London Tax Department and also Lowe Howard Spink & Bell plc. Knightsbridge. Sue is married with two children, both of whom attended Longacre. Sue has been a PTA class representative a number of times and was also the PTA treasurer for two years. Sue is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee and the Finance and Estates Committee of the Governing Body. Sue is the Governor responsible for Safeguarding and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Tim is a Chartered Accountant with a career in investment banking specialising in advising banks on risk and responding to changing regulatory environments. He played a key role in negotiating RBS’s rescue with the UK Treasury in 2008. Tim chairs the Finance and Estates Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.
Charlie is a consultant to the mining industry. Having started as a mining research analyst, he spent 25 years in the securities industry in research, sales, corporate finance and fund management in mining and emerging markets. He is involved with several listed and unlisted natural resource companies. Charlie is a member of the Finance Committee and Governance Committee of the Governing Body.
Deryle is a ‘Longacre Mother’ who managed the academic careers of her three children through the independent sector, from pre-prep to university. Deryle has worked and still works within the education sector – she trained as a Montessori teacher and now supports and scribes for SEN pupils during exam time. Deryle is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Helen is a self-employed consultant lawyer working with Legal Edge LLP to provide fast growing businesses with commercial legal advice. Helen previously worked as an in-house lawyer in industry for over 15 years. Helen is married with two children, Daniel and Naomi, both of whom attended Longacre. Helen is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.
Richard has worked in the recruitment industry for nearly 30 years gaining extensive knowledge of running multi-sited operations across international markets, and experience in the provision of managed service outsourced solutions. Today he is Managing Director/Senior Vice President at US staffing company Volt with responsibility for their European and Asian operations. He is married with two daughters, both of whom completed their early years education at Longacre, and he lives in Shalford. Richard is a member of the Governance Committee of the Governing Body.
Tracy is a highly experienced teacher with over 30 years’ experience, the last 15 of which have been in senior positions. She is currently Head of Prior’s Field in Godalming. She studied Religious Studies and Philosophy and has an MA in education from King’s College, London. Tracy is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Dominique has been a Wonersh resident and local GP since 1982 and was Senior Partner of the Wonersh Surgery and Medical Centre for over 10 years. He retired from the Wonersh practice in June 2016, although he still remains the Chairman and a Trustee of the Four Villages Day Centre in Bramley. He has three grown up children, the girls attended St Catherine’s School in Bramley. Dominique is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Sheila has worked as an HR professional for over 20 years, having started her career at Coopers and Lybrand where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She specialises in Reward governance and strategy, and has worked for a number of FTSE 100 companies, most recently Barclays PLC. She is married with two daughters, both of whom completed their early years education at Longacre. Sheila is a member of the Governance Committee and Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Simon is a fire safety consultant, having retired from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 2017 after 30 years of public service. His final role in the Fire and Rescue Service was as Assistant Chief Fire Officer Operations, where he was responsible for overseeing the emergency response, fire safety enforcement and education programmes for the whole of Surrey. He is married to Louise who is a former Longacre pupil of the “Cholmeley era” and they have three grown up sons. Simon is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Peter offers a wealth of experience within the Education Sector. He joined Kingswood House School as a teacher in 1976 and became Headmaster in 1992 until he retired after 42 years in July 2017. Despite retirement, Peter continues to focus his boundless energies in governing roles at a number of schools as well as being heavily involved in supporting a school in Sierra Leone. Peter is an avid sportsman with particular interests in rugby and cricket. Peter is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.
Simon’s roles in education centre on academic leadership and management. He is Deputy Head (Academic) Charterhouse School. Prior to this he held posts at Cheltenham College, Highgate School and at Dulwich College. He was educated at Ripon Grammar School before reading French and German at the University of Edinburgh, then subsequently taught in France and Austria before returning to the UK. Simon is married to Véronique, and they have three boys (Theo, Lucas and Noah). Simon is a member of the Education and Welfare Committee of the Governing Body.