Shrewsbury School

Governing Body Members' Details

Tim Haynes, B.A., P.G.C.E.

Tim Haynes became a Governor in 2010 and was appointed Chairman in June 2017.

Tim has been Headmaster of Tonbridge School since 2005 and he was Headmaster of Monmouth School for ten years before that, having previously been Surmaster (Deputy Head) of St Paul's School in London. He is a governor of several independent and maintained schools, and is an Old Salopian.

Stephen Baker, B.Sc., F.C.A., C.F. 

Stephen BakerStephen Baker became a Governor in January 2012. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Finance & Marketing and Investment Committees.

Stephen is a graduate of Manchester University and a Chartered Accountant. He has been a partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP since 1987 and is currently Head of M&A for their global network. He was a Governor at Terra Nova, a co-educational preparatory school in Cheshire, from 2002 - 2010. His son is an Old Salopian.

Tom Biggins

Tom BigginsTom Biggins was appointed Governor by Shropshire Council in 2011. He is a member of the Audit and Finance & Marketing Committees and he is also employer representative Trustee of the two pension schemes.

Tom was educated at Shrewsbury (School House 1973-77), is a Conservative member of Shropshire Council and serves on the Pensions Committee. Previously he was a member of Shropshire County Council since 1997. He is the managing director of the family firm of cheese factors, S. Biggins Ltd, based in Whitchurch.

R. Boys-Stones, B.Sc., F.C.A.

Richard Boys-Stones became a Governor in 2017.

Richard was educated at Shrewsbury School from 1968-73 where he captained the cricket XI.  After Bristol University, Richard qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PwC), becoming a partner in 1989.  At PwC, Richard worked across the private, public and not for profit sectors specialising in restructuring and turning around organisations under stakeholder pressure.  Since leaving PwC in 2015, Richard acts as an independent financial restructuring specialist, with a particular focus on the NHS.  Richard was the honorary treasurer of the Salopian Club from 2011 to 2017.

John Clark, M.A., P.G.C.E.

John ClarkJohn Clark became a Governor in 2012, originally appointed by the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Audit, Education, International Development and Safeguarding Committees.

John read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter’s College Oxford, and trained to be a teacher in inner city Liverpool. Following a period as Head of Economics and Politics at Ellesmere College, he was head of department and house master at Eton College, before serving as Headmaster at Mvumi School in Tanzania from 2006 to 2009 when on leave of absence. Most recently he was Senior Tutor at Eton College, with special responsibility for professional development and pupils’ charitable giving, but has now retired. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, trustee of the Mvumi School Trust and Chairman of the Society of Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses.

Professor Christopher Dobson, F.R.S., FMedSci.


Christopher Dobson has been an ex-officio Governor since 2007 and is a member of the Education Committee.

Christopher was educated at Abingdon School and at Keble and Merton Colleges, Oxford.  In 2001 he moved to the University of Cambridge as John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology.   He was elected Master of St John’s College in December 2006, and took up the office in September 2007.

Diana Flint DL.

Diana became a Governor in 2014, appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, and is a member of the Finance & Marketing and Education Committees.

Born in Kenya, Diana moved to Shropshire at the age of four. She joined the Sixth Form at Ellesmere College as the first female pupil and has a degree in Italian from Reading University. Diana served on the Board of Downe House School for nine years. She was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Shropshire in 2009 and High Sheriff of Shropshire 2013-14. Diana lives at the family farm near Ellesmere and has two children, a married son and daughter.

Dr Fiona Hay, M.A. (Oxon), B.M., B.Ch., D.R.C.O.G., F.R.C.G.P., D.F.F.P., MSc. Pall. Med. (Cardiff), Dip. Med. Ed.

Fiona Hay has been a Governor since 2007; she chairs the Education Committee and is a member of the Safeguarding Committee.

Fiona is an Oxford graduate who works as a GP principal in Shropshire, with interests in women's health, palliative medicine and medical education. She is a clinical lecturer in medical education at Keele University, a GP trainer and appraiser and also examines for the RCGP in London.

Fiona's daughter and two sons are old Salopians.

Carla Howarth LL.B., M.A.

Carla HaworthCarla Howarth became a Governor in 2014; she chairs the International Development Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nominations & Remunerations Committees.

Carla holds a first degree in Law, a Masters degree in Criminology and is a qualified barrister. She has worked in the criminal court systems as a Senior Lecturer at the City University of Hong Kong. She has authored practitioner texts in criminal law and is currently the Managing Director of a global training and education consultancy. Carla has a son and a daughter who are both Old Salopians.

Winston Hunter, Q.C.

Winston Hunter became a Governor in 2007, formerly the Governor appointed by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.  He is a member of the International Development and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.

Winston has a LLB in Law (Leeds University).  He was called to the Bar in 1985 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2000.  He has been appointed to sit as Recorder of the Crown Court and Deputy High Court Judge and practices from Chambers in London and Manchester. He is a co-opted member of the Medical Ethics Committee and also governor at an independent Preparatory school.  Winston has one son currently at Shrewsbury, and two others who are Old Salopians.

Robert Kendall, B.Sc.

Bob Kendall

Robert (Bob) Kendall was appointed Governor, elected by the Headmaster and Assistant Masters of the School, in 2013. He chairs the Safeguarding Committee, is a member of the Education and Finance & Marketing Committees, and an employer representative Trustee of the 1971 Pension Scheme.

Now retired from full-time work, Bob taught mathematics at Shrewsbury School from 1984 to 2006, during which time he carried out a variety of other duties:  Deputy Housemaster in Radbrook, House Tutor in Rigg's and Port Hill, soccer coach to the U16 and 2nd XIs, and Senior Exams Officer. Bob has also been an Associate Lecturer in mathematics for the Open University since 1987.

David Kerr, BSc (Hons), MRICS


David Kerr became a Governor in June 2016. He is a member of the Finance & Marketing Committee.

David qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982, building up a practice in Central London and the South of England. In 2005 he helped establish Circle plc, specialising in the delivery of healthcare through the development and operation of private hospitals and clinics, based on the John Lewis model of co-ownership. He runs a specialist surveying and consultancy firm, David Kerr Associates Health Properties (DKAhp), focusing on advising landowners and operators of private hospitals and clinics in the UK. David has been involved with the Shrewsbury School Foundation, and was Secretary of the Salopian Club for nine years.

Professor Alan J McCarthy B.Sc., Ph.D.

Alan McCarthy became a Governor in 2013, originally appointed by the President and Council of The Royal Society. He is a member of the Education Committee.

Alan is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Liverpool, which he joined as a lecturer in 1985. He is also Head of undergraduate admissions for the School of Life Sciences and chairman of the postgraduate selection committee for the Institute of Integrative Biology. He holds a number of external examining, editorial board and research peer review panel appointments in the UK and Europe. He is a member of council and trustee of CARA, the Council for the Assistance of Refugee Academics.

Marcus Moir, BA (Hons Architecture), MBA

Marcus Moir became a Governor in 2017.

Marcus is a graduate of Manchester University and Manchester Business School.  After a 20 year career working in corporate finance in London, he returned to live in Shropshire where he has a portfolio of non-executive, investment and advisory roles. He was a Governor of Prestfelde, a co-educational preparatory school in Shropshire, from 2013-2016. He is an Old Salopian and his daughter is currently a member of the School.

Councillor Cecilia Motley, BA (Hons)

Cecilia Motley was appointed Governor by the Corporation of Shrewsbury in 2015. She is a member of the Audit and Finance & Marketing Committees.

Cecilia has been a Conservative local government Councillor for eleven years.  She is a past Leader of South Shropshire District Council and has held a number of portfolio roles for Shropshire Unitary Council, including Children & Young People's Services.  Currently she is Shropshire Council's spokesman for Rural Affairs and chairs the Rural Services Network, a national organisation dedicated to improving rural services. She is a Member of the Arts Council Midlands Area Board and a Member of the Council of Governors of the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  She is married with four children and lives in South Shropshire.

Lyndsey O'Loughlin, LL.B.

Lyndsey O'Loughlin has been a Governor since 2008 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in January 2014.  She is a member of the Education, Finance & Marketing and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.

Originally from Yorkshire, Lyndsey is a Nottingham graduate who worked briefly in the City before moving to Shrewsbury to join Hatchers solicitors in 1986.  Specialising in corporate and commercial property law she became a partner in 1991 and senior partner in 2005.  After almost a quarter of a century in private practice, Lyndsey accepted an invitation to become Company Secretary and Group Solicitor for one of the County’s best known family companies, Morris & Company.  In her current role, Lyndsey enjoys involvement in the Company’s business interests in property investment/development, care, site machinery and PR and marketing.

Peter St J. Worth F.C.A.

Peter Worth

Peter Worth became a Governor in 2013 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in March 2017. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Finance & Marketing and Nominations & Remuneration Committees.  He is also Chairman of the Shrewsbury School Foundation.

Peter attended Shrewsbury School from 1965-70 where he was Head of School, Captain of Football and Fives and a member of the Cricket XI. After leaving Shrewsbury, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell. Peter spent ten years working for International Management Group, managing the business affairs of many leading sportsmen, and was responsible for the development of major events such as the World Ski Championships and the World Gymnastics Championship. In 1991 he set up The Quintus Group, managing a diverse portfolio of sports and entertainment events. Peter retired in 2009, but continues to be active in several businesses.

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