AGBIS is a registered charity (No 1108756) and company (No 0521716) limited by guarantee governed by a Board which meets at least once every school term. Board members are nominated by school governing bodies and serve initially for a three year period. The Board is advised by three committees: Training and Membership, Nominations & Governance and Finance. The Board is entrusted with the management of the Association and has absolute discretion in applying the funds in furtherance of the objects of the Association.
As one of seven Associations which are members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), AGBIS has two seats on the ISC Board and a similar level of membership on relevant ISC committees. The Chief Executive and Director of Training also meet informally with their opposite numbers in the ISC Associations.
Meet the AGBIS Board
The elected and co-opted members of the Board are:
Mark Taylor is a Governor at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Folkestone Academy. Having worked in the City, Mark's career as a Bursar started in 1993 at Cranbrook School, appointed to Dulwich Prep School, Cranbrook in 1996, Bedales Schools in 2003 and the King’s School, Canterbury in 2010. Mark was elected ISBA Chairman from 2013 – 2016.
Mike Gregson has a life-long interest in education and recently retired as Chair of The Edinburgh Academy, a co-educational day school with over 1,000 pupils aged between 2 and 18 years. He remains connected to the school as Chair of The Edinburgh Academy Foundation and The Eric H Stevenson Charitable Trust. He has also been a trustee of a number of charities and pension funds and is currently Chair of the RSNO Pension Scheme.
Sarah Phillips has been a Governor of the King Alfred School in north London for over 20 years and was elected by the school community as Treasurer / Chair of the Finance Committee annually between 2004 and her resignation in 2018. Sarah Phillips is also the Finance Manager and Company Secretary for a trade association in the construction industry.
Rosie Allen: Governor at City of London School
Tom Beardmore-Gray: Chief Executive at The Prep School Trust
Margot Chaundler OBE: Governor at The Haberdashers' Aske's Elstree Schools
Julie Cornell: Governor at St George's School, Windsor Castle
Paul Dillon-Robinson: Director at Hurst Education Trust Ltd
John Edward: Former Director of Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS), Head of Operations at The Scottish Council on Global Affairs
Caroline Jordan: Governor at New College School
Sue Honeywill: Governor at Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools
Christine Keunen: Governor at Stonyhurst College
Susan King: Governor at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York
Irfan Latif: Governor at Greenfield School, Governor at Leighton Park School in Reading
Alison Martin: Governor at Warminster School
Barney Northover: Partner VWV
Nigel Taylor: Court of Governors, Mill Hill Foundation; governor, Hazelwood Prep School
Diana Robinson: Chair of Governors at Westbrook Hay Preparatory School
David Stanton: Governor at Westminster School
Gillian Winter: Former Governor at Bury Grammar Schools