Robert Key - Chairman

Robert Key (b.1945) lives in Salisbury, close to the School. Both he and his son are former pupils. Robert went on to Sherborne School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a Choral Exhibitioner. He studied economics, which he taught at Loretto School, Edinburgh and Harrow School, London. He was MP for Salisbury from 1983 -2010 and served as a Minister in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Robert was a Member of the General Synod of the Church of England from 2005 - 2015 and was a Trustee of the Trussell Trust from 2014 - 2016. He is a Lay Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and is President of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. He relaxes with music, history, cooking and the countryside. He and his wife Sue were married in 1968. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

The Chairman can be contacted by writing to Salisbury Cathedral School, 1 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EQ.

Robert Sykes - Deputy Chairman

Robert Sykes lives in Salisbury, is a solicitor specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probate and is a Notary Public.  He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford and has an MA in Modern History.  After university he worked at Coutts & Co Bankers in investment and then qualified as a solicitor with Macfarlanes, city solicitors.  In 1980 he joined Parker Bullen (then Jonas & Parker) in Salisbury, becoming a partner in 1983 and Senior Partner from 1998 to 2010.  He remains a partner in the firm and is a trustee of numerous trusts.  He is married to Hilary and has two children and three grandchildren.

Clive Barnett

Clive Barnett was one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools from 2002 to 2009. Before that he taught for 31 years in four independent and maintained grammar schools, before becoming headmaster of Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, in 1992 and holding the post for 10 years. Clive is a lay canon and formerly a member of the Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral.  He is also governor of an independent grammar school in Guildford, the patron of a charity supporting educational projects in southern Tanzania and treasurer of his local cricket club! Since retiring as a HMI, Clive has worked as an educational consultant specialising in inspecting independent schools, and supporting universities and other providers engaged in initial and in-service teacher training.

Dr Yury Beylin

Yury Beylin is a UK based consultant and private investor in renewable energies, energy saving, and conservation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Yukos Oil Company. Previous roles at Yukos Oil Company include President of Oil Exploration and Production, Vice President – Director of Engineering, and as the Director of Oil Field Services. Dr Beylin has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the State Scientific Research and Design Institute for Rare Metal Industry (GIREDMET), Moscow and earned a degree with Honours in Electronics Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology.

Dr Lydia Brown MBE

Dr Lydia Brown MBE is a veterinarian who has spent most of her professional life working in aquaculture. She is a Past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is the Senior Independent Director and Vice Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. She lives with her husband Stephen Robbins in the Bourne Valley.

The Reverend Tom Clammer - Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Tom Clammer is Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, a post he has held since Easter 2012. Prior to this he was a rural parish priest in the Gloucester Diocese. He works closely with the musicians and vergers of the cathedral to deliver all of the 1500 or so services which the cathedral hosts each year. He lives in the Close with his wife Emma, who is a teacher.  In addition, Tom served as Acting Chaplain to the school in the academic year 2013/14.

James Fletcher

James is a chartered accountant by profession and is the senior partner of Fletcher & Partners in Salisbury where charities are among his areas of specialisation. A former pupil of the school, he subsequently obtained his MA and DPhil in mathematics at Trinity College, Oxford, and was placed in the order of merit in both parts of the Chartered Accountants' examinations, qualifying in 1993.
James joined the Board of Governors in 2007. His three children have all attended the school, two as choristers. In addition to choral music his interests include Twistor Theory and the Theory of Relativity.

Christine Leslie

Christine Leslie spent 20 years as a headmistress in single sex and co-ed schools, before becoming a London based educational consultant, advising families on school placements.  Additionally, she works as the senior educational consultant to a group of paediatric consultants in their private practice. She spent 13 years as an ISI inspector, visiting schools both in the UK and overseas and was chairman of the board of an international school in Spain until June 2014.  Christine is a senior associate of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of a City livery company and a Freeman of the City of London. She is the mother of two sons, has two grandsons and her interests are reading, ballet, opera, travel and gardening.

Jacqueline Monro-Higgs - Parent Governor

Elected September 2015

Tim Olliff-Lee

Tim attended Tonbridge School followed by the University of Reading where he studied Land Management.  He qualified and practised as a Chartered Surveyor with Strutt & Parker LLP before undertaking a law conversion, and now works for Wilsons Solicitors in Salisbury. Tim lives with his wife Laura in the Ebble valley and his daughter is a pupil at the school. Tim is also a member of the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral School committee and therefore helps run the various fundraising and social events that the committee organise.

Paul Tayler - Parent Governor

Paul is a senior manager in the NHS, having previously worked for PWC, IBM, the DTI, Ordnance Survey and the University of Warwick, where he gained a PhD in Business Studies. He specialises in business planning and strategy and business development. He lives in Salisbury with his wife Tamara and their three children who all attended SCS. The youngest is still at the school and is a Cathedral chorister.

David Williamson

David was educated at Bryanston School and the University of Warwick, graduating in 1968 with a BA Honours degree in History. After 19 years as a University Administrator, latterly as Senior Assistant Registrar at the University of East Anglia, he was appointed Bursar and Clerk to the Governors of Hurstpierpoint College from 1988-1994 and Bursar of Marlborough College from 1994-2009. From 1995-2001 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association (ISBA) and Vice-Chairman (1997-1999) then Chairman(1999-2001).

Nick Wood-Roe

Nick Wood-Roe lives in Salisbury and is a Chartered Accountant specialising in the taxation of insurance companies in the UK and throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School Guildford, the University of Durham (BA in Modern History) and Ridley Hall/Fitzwilliam College Cambridge where he completed a Bachelor of Theology degree.
Immediately after Durham he worked at KPMG, where he qualified as an accountant, and then Prudential, the UK insurer. He currently works for AIG at their EMEA headquarters next to St Paul’s in London. After qualifying as an accountant he has also spent time working in Christian ministry throughout North America and Asia, based in New York and Hong Kong respectively. He is married to Sarah who is a priest in the Salisbury diocese and has two young children.  

Christine Cooper

Christine has a professional background in marketing and communication. She worked for many years in the paper industry, following which she set up a marketing agency.

She is married to Gregory; they have two daughters who both attended Leaden Hall. After living in Alderbury for 20 years, Christine and her family now live in Coombe Bissett.



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