A. J. Lajtha, MA, FCIB

Adrian Lajtha. Uppingham & Pembroke College, Oxford.   5 daughters, one at Cranleigh Prep School.   Senior Partner at Accenture, Chief Leadership Officer.     Interests: opera, jazz, all sports.

Chairman


R. A. de Blaby, BSC, MRICS

Rick de Blaby. Married with three sons (one Old Cranleighan and two currently at Cranleigh). Bromsgrove School, BSc in Estate Management. Chief Executive of United House Group Limited. Chairman of Kinetic Foundation. Interests include urban regeneration, sailing/windsurfing, cycling, skiing.

Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
Risk Management Committee
Strategic Planning Committee


Dr R. M. Chesser, MA, MB BChir, MRCP

Ros Chesser. Medical degree at Trinity Hall Cambridge and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London.   General Practitioner.   Married to an Old Cranleighan with 3 children at Cranleigh.   Interests include music, sport and walking.

Strategic Planning Committee


Mrs M. M. S. Fisher, MA

Monica Fisher. Zoology degree at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Worked for American banks in the City for 20 years. Now has various trusteeships and non-executive directorships, mostly in the voluntary sector. Married with one son and one daughter. Interests include tennis, travel and wildlife photography.

Chariman of Education Committee
Finance Commitee


Mrs N A Huggett MA

Nicola Huggett. Marlborough College and St Hugh’s College Oxford, gaining an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1991. Account executive at J Walter Thompson advertising agency before returning to Oxford to take a PGCE in History in 1994.  State sector teacher, moved on to Haileybury in 1996 teaching History and Politics. Housemistress of Allenby House in 1999 and Head of Boarding in 2005. Deputy Headmistress of Downe House School in 2007. Governor of Orwell Park Preparatory School 2007-2012. Head of Blundell’s School, Tiverton since January 2013. Governor of Godolphin School in Salisbury.

Education Committee


J. A. M. Knight BA (Hons)

A. M. Knight BA (Hons)

Jonathan Knight.  OC. Early childhood in West Africa and the Caribbean. Studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Central School of Art and Design.  Director of product design consultancy Knight Design Innovation. Married with three sons. Interests: classic cars and photography.

Member of Buildings & Estate and Risk Management Committees.

Buildings & Estate Committee
Risk Management Committee


Mrs A. J. Lye BA

Alison Lye. Married to an OC, 1 daughter. Educated at St Catherine’s Bramley, St Edward’s Oxford and Exeter University (Modern Languages). Worked as an asset finance lawyer in The City. Interests: riding, running, travelling.

Buildings & Estate Committee
Education Committee
Health and Safety Representative
SEN Representative


R. A. Robinson, MBA, FCA

Tony Robinson. Chartered Accountant. Married, two sons (both attended Cranleigh Prep School and one the Senior School) and two daughters. Self-employed consultant in UK and Latin America. Formerly with GEC and Marconi. Interests: golf and all sports, travel, Spanish.

Finance Commitee


Mrs E. Stanton, BSc, ACA

Elizabeth Stanton. Chartered Accountant.   Married, 1 son.   Mathematics degree from University College, London.   Former Partner, Ernst & Young, London. Trustee and Chair of the Scrutiny and Audit Committee of the charity Ambitious about Autism. Interests: golf, walking and sailing.

Finance Commitee
Risk Management Committee
Strategic Planning Committee


N. D. L. Sweet, DiP LA, MA, MLI

Nicholas Sweet. Diploma in Landscape Architecture and Degree in Masterplanning and Urban Design at Greenwich and Westminster universities respectively. Academician, Academy of Urbanism. Partner at Barton Willmore LLP, a Town Planning and Design Consultancy and Director of Barton Willmore International. Married with son and daughter at Cranleigh Prep School. Interests include design, communities, ecology and golf.

Chairman of the Buildings & Estate Committee
Finance Commitee


O. A. R. Weiss, MA

Oliver Weiss. Cranleigh and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Married, 3 children. Legal Consultant and prior to retiring in 2013 a senior partner with solicitors Ince & Co LLP. Interests: heliskiing, military history, trekking and wine.

Education Committee
Prep School Representative


Mrs M. J. Williamson

Melanie Williamson. OC. Educated at Wycombe Abbey, Cranleigh and Kent School USA (ESU Scholar). Married to an OC with 2 daughters at Cranleigh. Spent 11 years as a Senior Publicist at BSkyB, before setting up as a freelance publicity consultant. Founder of OC Ladies Hockey Club. Interests: Film, all sports, travel, music.

Boarding Governor
Buildings & Estate Committee
Health and Safety Representative
Pension Scheme Trustee


S. J. Watkinson BSc, ACA

Sam Watkinson. OC (Prep and Senior School), Durham University. Married with 3 children (2 at Cranleigh). Partner at Aldwych Equity Partners focusing on Mid Market Private Equity Buy Outs and Growth Capital opportunities. Project Leader on Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. Interests cricket, golf and gardening.

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Board Member


R. L. Johnson Esq., BSc, MRAeS

Rick Johnson. O.C. University of London, Queen Mary College. Married with 2 daughters. Airline Pilot for British Airways flying 777s on all long haul routes. Many and varied business interests. Other interests: cricket and cricket.

Strategic Planning Committee


Mark Foster, MA (Oxon)

Mark Foster, MA Classics from University College, Oxford.  After 27 years at Accenture Mark retired in 2011 as Group Chief Executive Global Markets and Management Consulting.  2011- 2015 founding Commissioner for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact.  Formerly Board member of Royal Shakespeare Company and Chairman of International Business Leaders Forum.  Currently Non-Executive Director of Heidrick & Struggles, Computer Sciences Corporation, Alexander Mann Solutions and Atento.  Chairman of the Peaslake Schools Trust since 1994 and Peaslake Free School since 2013.  Lives in Winterfold with wife Sandy and his two sons Alex (21) and Matt (18)- both OC’s.

Member of the Education Committee.

Education Committee


S. E. Bayliss MA

Sarah Bayliss. Roedean School and Worcester College, Oxford (Modern Languages). Worked for investment banks in the City and in Tokyo; now works in the voluntary sector, including the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Send (Chair 2012-2014) which monitors prisoner welfare. Married with three sons and one daughter. Interests include tennis, opera, theatre and bridge.

Child Protection Representative
Education Committee