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.

J. A. Brown, MA Oxon

Jenny Brown was educated at North London Collegiate School and Oxford University, where she read English. She started her career publishing for Robert Maxwell at Pergamon Press, but the move into English teaching at Cranleigh School ‘felt like coming home’. She taught at Highgate School in 1995 and then South Hampstead High School in 2000. She was Head of English at Channing School and then Director of Senior School at St Paul’s Girls’ School. She sits on the Advisory Board of the New College of the Humanities and the Membership Committee of the HMC and Professional Development Committee of the GSA and is a Governor at Cranleigh School. Any leisure hours are full of John Donne, George Eliot, Jane Austen, editing her husband’s plays, swimming in very cold water and enjoying the company of her two teenaged children.

M. P. Cathcart, BVMS, BSc, MVM, CertEM, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Mike Cathcart. University of Glasgow Bachelor of Science (2000), Bachelor (2002) and Master (2016) of veterinary medicine. Moved into veterinary academia after 10 years of clinical practice; scholar at the University of Glasgow, senior lecturer at University of Adelaide (Australia) and now Director of Clinical Education at University of Surrey. European specialist in equine internal medicine. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Lives in Hampshire with wife Emma and son Oliver. Interests: walking, outdoor pursuits, music and photography.

M. Foster, MA

Mark Foster. MA Classics from University College, Oxford. 27 years at Accenture 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, Chairman of International Business Leaders Forum, 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. Currently Senior Vice President Global Business Services at IBM. Lives in Old Greenwich, CT, USA with wife Sandy. Two sons Alex and Matt – both OC’s.

A. J. Lye, BA

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Alison Lye. Married to an OC, 1 daughter and 1 son. 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, tennis.

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.

P. M. Wells, BEd (Hons)

Peter Wells. Born and brought up in India, Peter was educated as a boarder at Eltham College and Exeter University. He started his teaching career at Cheltenham College Junior School, moving to Dulwich College in 1986, where he became Housemaster of The Orchard. His first Headship was at St Hugh’s, Woodhall Spa, followed by Liverpool College Prep and then the Junior King’s School, Canterbury where he served for 17 years until retirement in 2017. He is married with three children. His interests include fine arts, sports and travel.