Governors

The Rev'd Dr James Woodward - Chairman

James Woodward became Principal of Sarum College on 1st October 2015. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of the College, the development of the College team and ensuring collaboration, innovation, sustainability and excellence in all streams of Sarum’s community of learning.

He comes to this role after seven years as Canon Steward of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle where he was involved in clergy development work at St George's House alongside responsibilities for fabric and fundraising. As a Practical Theologian James has focussed particularly on areas of health and healing, old age, the practice of theological reflection, and end of life care.

In thirty years of ministerial experience James has worked in a range of contexts, including health care chaplaincy and rural ministry, where he has consistently delivered sustainable growth and development in thinking and practice. As a theological educator James has taught in the Universities of Birmingham, Warwick, Cardiff, and in writing and delivering distance learning materials for part-time students through The Open University.

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

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 was 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. 

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, one of whom is a pupil at SCS.  

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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