At Wimbledon High we have a committed governing body:
Grenville Williams is Chair of Govenors. Retired, at PricewaterhouseCoopers he was responsible for a range of services including internal management consultancy. He previously worked for the BBC, largely as an internal management consultant, but also working on science-based television programmes including Tomorrow's World and Horizon, where he co-produced an award-winning documentary on the naval lessons of the Falklands War. Two of his daughters attended WHS
Robert Bowles is a Structural Engineer with over 45 years' experience of complex construction projects in partly occupied premises, combining new construction with existing construction, often involving listed buildings. Following early training at Ove Arup and Partners he moved to Alan Baxter and Associates where he became the Partner for work on many of the most significant buildings in the country, including St Paul's Cathedral, HM Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, the British Museum and the V&A Museum. His projects at Somerset House and the restoration of the Iron Market in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 both won awards from the Institution of Structural Engineers. He now works as an independent consultant and expert witness.
Belinda Canham has retired from teaching; she was latterly Headmistress of Gatehouse School, an independent co-educational prep school of 320 pupils. She is an inspector for the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate and a Governor of Newland House School and Colfe's School. She has also joined the family bench as a magistrate.
Julia Colegate-Stone founded her own executive search firm, Hurston Eliot, in 2014, following the birth of her third child. Her business focus is on placing outstanding ex-blue-chip professionals with small and medium-sized business that value the efficiency of hiring someone amazing on less than a full-time basis. Julia was previously at Deutsche Bank, where she raised money for hedge funds, after starting her career as a solicitor with Linklaters. Julia is a passionate and outspoken feminist and with three young children (two daughters and a son), girls’ education and career progression remain a source of fascination to her. She was educated at Godolphin & Latymer and then Oxford University, lives in Barnes, and her daughters attend Hurlingham School in Putney.
Ingrid Facius is a business change manager with over 25 years of consulting experience. She is a professional facilitator who works with organisations on swifter, more efficient decision making and a tutor of leadership and change on the Ashridge MBA programme. Ingrid is a local mum to an aspiring WHS Senior School student.
Judith Freedman CBE is Professor of Taxation Law at Oxford University and a Fellow and member of the Governing Body of Worcester College, Oxford as well as being a Fellow of the British Academy. She has worked as an academic lawyer for nearly 30 years in universities including the LSE and Oxford. Prior to that she was a solicitor at Freshfields, a leading City firm. She has published widely on tax law and policy and on corporate law. Her family home is in Wimbledon and her daughter was a pupil at both the Junior and Senior schools at WHS.
Rebecca McKinlay is a strategic and creative business leader. Currently Team Energy Lead at WPP, she has significant agency experience in commercial marketing, in building and managing organisations. For over 10 years Becky ran her own creative agency, Ambition Communications. Prior to this she was Director at the Haygarth Group and Head of Advertising and Media at News Group Newspapers. A graduate from the University of Hull, Becky is a Wimbledon resident and her daughter used to attend Wimbledon High School.
Latha Parvataneni. Dr. Latha Parvataneni is a Medical Director in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Following early training in the NHS she moved to industry and has been fortunate enough to work on some ground breaking treatments, with over 20 years of experience in bringing critical medications to patients and working in a fast-paced business environment. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine and champions the cause for continuous learning. She is an old girl of Wimbledon High School both Junior and Senior schools.
Alethea Tabor is Professor of Chemical Biology at University College, London. She has over 30 years experience in academia at Cambridge, Harvard, Edinburgh and UCL. Her research interests are in the design and synthesis of novel antimicrobial peptides and of nanoparticles for cancer imaging and treatment. She has also been involved in admissions and outreach events at UCL, and with a lifelong interest in girls’ education and encouraging girls to study STEM subjects, she was delighted to become a governor at WHS. She lives in Wimbledon Park and has two children.