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The Governing Body
Mrs Rosalyn Wilton
Chair of Governors
Ros has been Chair of Governors ay Harris Girls' Academy Bromley since it opened in 2011. She is also Vice Chair of the Harris Federation Board.
In a career spanning four decades, Ros has held a number of high profile positions in the City, particularly within the finance and technology sectors.
As a Director of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), she was the first woman to serve on the board of any Exchange in the UK or Europe. She was also the first woman to be appointed to the Reuters Executive Committee, making her the most senior woman in the Reuters Group at that time.
Ros read Mathematics at the University of London. In 2016, she was appointed to the University of London’s Board of Trustees.
She is a familiar figure to our students and staff, regularly giving talks and also overseeing Mathematics at the academy as part of the governing body’s commitment to each support a different subject department.
Ms Sally Watson
Chair of Finance and General Purpose Committee/Sponsor Governor
Sally became a governor at our academy in 2015 and chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee of our governing body.
After studying for a degree in History, Sally qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Her career included twenty years in the banking sector.
Mr John Drewry
John lives in Beckenham and decided to become a governor because he wanted to give something back after a career in marketing communications. He runs a business specialising in writing and training other people to write well.
As a patron of the Nursing Memorial Appeal, he is committed to raising money for a permanent memorial to all nurses who died in the two World Wars, and to provide a scholarship for nurses to study particular aspects of conflict and humanitarian aid in nursing.
John is also a full member of Equity, with considerable experience as an actor and director.
Mr Marsha Berg
Marsha has a degree in English from University College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business from Birkbeck, University of London.
A Beckenham local, she works in property management and is Director of a university and school Yearbook company. She has been a governor at our academy since 2011.
Ms Evadne Bygrave
Evadne has a daughter at Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley and is a parent governor.
A primary school teacher by profession, she also leads a campaign to encourage reading of whole books in primary schools.
Mr Christopher Carr
Christopher joined our governing body in 2015. He is lead governor for Safeguarding and Welfare at Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley.
Since graduating from York with a degree in Politics, he has worked in the field of social and economic consultancy. Through his work, which has involved evaluating literacy and numeracy programmes and supporting government reforms to provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities, he has developed a specialist knowledge of the education system.
Mr Ashleigh Ainsley
Ashleigh is a strategist with experience in technology and retail.
As a co-founder of Colourintech, he is actively involved in opening access to tech companies for talented young people from diverse backgrounds.
Ashleigh graduated in 2014 with a degree in Geography from the University of Oxford
Mr James Stagg
As MFL Consultant with the Harris Federation, James leads on raising attainment and the profile of languages across the Federation, as well as coordinating the Mandarin-specific aspects of the Harris School Direct programme.
James has worked for the Harris Federation for 3 years. He began studying Mandarin at the University of Central Lancashire in 2009. As an undergraduate, James studied Business Management and Chinese, studying in a University in Beijing and doing an internship with a company in China. James began his teaching role at Harris Academy South Norwood as Teacher of Mandarin, progressing on to Subject Leader of Mandarin and then onto Mandarin Consultant for the Federation in September 2016. James has experience of teaching to Secondary and primary students through his role. James’ key interests lie in mentoring new teachers and in encouraging new schools to begin teaching Mandarin as part of their curriculum. Most recently, James achieved his masters in education and is currently studying towards the NOQSL for senior school leadership.
We will be adding to this page with the biographies of our Governors, so please watch this space!