Governors

Mr Marc Broughton

Mr Marc Broughton

Role:

Interim Chair of Governors and Nominated governor for Safeguarding and Boarding

Appointment:

October 2020

Marc started his teaching career in Liverpool College in 1996 as teacher of English. He progressed through the pastoral ranks to become Head of Year as well as having responsibility for coaching various sports’ teams across the school.  

In 2008 Marc and his wife relocated to the South East where he took up the position as teacher of English at Caterham School. Shortly after joining Caterham, Marc was appointed as Head of Year and was heavily involved in the pastoral leadership of the school. Marc progressed to hold the position of Head of Section, with responsibility for some 200+ pupils. 

In 2014 Marc was appointed Deputy Head at Dunottar School in Reigate and was instrumental in transitioning the school from single-sex school to the successful co-educational establishment it is today. He continues to work at Dunottar and last year successfully lead the school through an ISI inspection for which the school was rated excellent for the quality of the pupils’ development. Marc continues to have responsibility for the pastoral welfare and safeguarding of all the pupils in the school.  

In 2019 Marc completed his Masters in Educational Leadership, through the University of Buckingham and he found this an invaluable addition to his already rich educational experience. Marc is a passionate and proactive advocate of pastoral care and how it shapes individuals to be the best version of themselves.  

Mr David Fendt

Mr David Fendt

Role:

Nominated governor for Health and Safety

Appointment:

2020

David is a solicitor within a commercial litigation team at a Central London law firm. Whilst much of David’s professional work involves dealing with (and in many cases settling) contentious matters, much of his role sees him act as a problem solver, identifying potential issues early in a transaction and proposing commercial solutions. Having joined The Royal School’s Local Governing Body in 2020, David is hoping to use his legal and commercial expertise to help steer the School’s future strategy in a direction that benefits its staff, students and stakeholders for many years to come. 

Dr Sebastian Eyre

Dr Sebastian Eyre

Role:

Governor

Appointment:

June 2021

Dr Eyre has been a company Director for seven energy companies and trade associations. He has worked in both academia and regulated utilities.

He has held senior positions in a big six energy company, a challenger supplier and electricity distribution company. During this time, he has been elected to industry panels that govern inter-company payments and transfers. This included working in France, Italy and Brussels to liberalized European Gas and Electricity markets. He is currently a Regulation Manager for Thames water.

As an academic he worked with the leading political economists of energy including Andreus Goldthou (Belfer Centre, Harvard University), George Yarrow (University of Oxford) and Stephen Littlechild (University of Cambridge). He conducted post-Doctoral research in energy economics in energy markets at the RPI Oxford supervised by George Yarrow; a PhD in Merger control (Exeter); an MBA in finance (Reading) and; an MSc Econ (LSE). He edited Edward Elgar’s highly acclaimed Critical Writings in Economics with Michael Pollitt (University of Cambridge) on Competition in Regulation and Energy Markets. His work has been used by academics at UEA, Frankfurt, Copenhagen Business School and Radboud University Belgium.

He has lived in Haslemere for the majority of his life.

Ms Sarah Kingsbury

Ms Sarah Kingsbury

Role:

Governor

Appointment:

June 2021

Recently qualified CELTA teacher and Postgraduate Masters Student at University of Derby (MA Careers Education and Coaching), Sarah is a student member of the Career Development Institute. Currently pivoting towards teaching English and Careers Education after twenty-five years industry and business experience. Sarah spent 18 years with IHS Markit Ltd, a global information company, based in London as an Automotive Industry analyst, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. A Modern Foreign Languages graduate, Sarah lives in Liphook with her family. Sarah enjoys cross country running in her spare time, and is a member of Haslemere Border Athletic Club.

Mr Daniel Blyth-Williams

Mr Daniel Blyth-Williams

Role:

Governor

Daniel has over 17 year's experience working in various Human Resources roles across a number of commercial sectors. He is currently the Head of Human Resources at Unum a leading global employee benefits and insurance company.

Daniel is a member of the leadership team at Unum and is responsible for ensuring the business meets its strategic plans through successfully managing change. Daniel also plays a significant role in leading the HR function. He provides the business advice on people matters such as the attraction and retention of staff, learning and development programmes which drive high-performing teams, and the development of initiatives that drive inclusion, engagement and wellbeing.

Daniel also supports charity work with the Open Church in Guildford and uses his skills as a qualified Executive Coach helping those going through career transition.

In his role as Governor Daniel aims to share his HR knowledge and commercial experience whilst supporting the school develop its strategic thinking.

Daniel has a love of animals and enjoys walking his 3 dogs and horse-riding in his spare time.