A. J. Lajtha, MA, FCIB

Adrian Lajtha. Educated at Uppingham & Pembroke College, Oxford (MA in Classics). Married to Rachel, former ballet dancer and teacher at Cranleigh Prep School. 5 daughters, one at Cranleigh Prep School (and one to join in September 2017). Former senior partner at Accenture, Chief Leadership Officer. Interests: opera, jazz, all sports.

Mrs M. M. S. Fisher, MA

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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.

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.

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. Interests include tennis, biking and singing.

R. A. de Blaby, BSC, MRICS

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Rick de Blaby. Married with three sons (one Old Cranleighan and two currently at Cranleigh). Bromsgrove School, BSc in Estate Management. Deputy Chairman of Get Living London, Non Executive Director of United House, Miller Developments, Altitude Real Estate and Curo Albion. Chairman of Kinetic Foundation. Interests include urban regeneration, sailing/windsurfing, cycling, skiing.

Mark Foster, MA (Oxon)

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.

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 and Governor of the Downs Preparatory School, Bristol since March 2017.

J. 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. Chairman of British Standards Institute Committee, Innovation Management, IMS-1. Married with three sons. Interests: classic cars and photography.

Mrs 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.

R. A. Robinson, MBA, FCA

Tony Robinson. Chartered Accountant. Married, 2 sons (both attended Cranleigh Prep School and 1 the Senior School) and 2 daughters. Self employed consultant in UK and Latin America. Formerly with GEC and Marconi. Interests: Golf and all sports, travel and Spanish.

Mrs E. Stanton, BSc, ACA

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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.

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.

S. J. Watkinson BSc, ACA


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

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.

M. J. Williamson

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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.