School Governors

Jane Vyvyan

Jane Lodge Vyvyan, Chair of Governors, is a parent of four former Farleigh pupils. She has practised as a company/commercial lawyer in the City and is now Commercial and Finance Director of media business consultancy, TVA. She was for many years a trustee of an autism diagnostic and research centre in Southampton and is involved with commercial and community mediation projects in London and Hampshire alongside her media work. Jane joined the Board of Governors in 2014.

Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson, Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee, is married to Teresa and has eight children. The seven elder children have been through Farleigh and the youngest is still a current pupil at the school. He is a Catholic and lives in Hampshire. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the mid 1990s with Price Waterhouse and has enjoyed a career in Private Equity, making investments in, joining the boards of, and seeking to grow and then sell, a variety of private companies. Simon retired from his role as a partner of TPG, the San Francisco based private equity firm, in 2014 and has subsequently established Provenance Investment Partners which backs entrepreneurs building growth companies in the UK. He became a Governor of the school in 2013.

Emma Todd

Emma Todd, Vice Chair, is the parent of three former pupils, has been a Governor since February 2016, and chairs the Academic and Pastoral Committee. She is a literary agent and former director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Emma is the Safeguarding Lead within the Governing Body.

Kirsty Anderson

Kirsty Anderson began her teaching career after graduating from Exeter University, teaching first at The Hall Junior School, London, and then at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, as part of an exchange programme. After a brief spell at St Paul’s Junior School (Colet Court), she returned to The Hall as Head of the Junior School in 2001. Before retiring in 2017, The Hall created an endowment Bursary Award in her name. She is now a consultant for the Birla Schools in Kolkata and is advising on a yet to be launched educational start-up business. Kirsty is very experienced in all aspects of safeguarding and child protection in schools and chairs the school's Public Benefit Committee.

Christopher Ghika

Christopher Ghika

Christopher Ghika was for over 30 years an army officer serving in policy and operational command posts in, among other countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. In the UK, he held personnel policy roles in the Army’s Headquarters involved in the welfare of soldiers and their families, including the provision of education. During his final role in the Army, he oversaw both Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession and the King’s Coronation. He is now the Chief Executive of an Inn of Court in London and is the Chair of Trustees of a military charity. He is married, lives in Hampshire and has two children who both attended, and have the happiest memories of, Farleigh. He became a Governor in April 2024.

Charles Ingram Evans

Charles Ingram Evans

Charles Ingram Evans, a chartered surveyor with over 20 years' experience specialising in private sector development and due diligence, is a Partner at Knight Frank and Head of the Project and Building Consultancy Department. Charles is a Catholic and lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children, the youngest of whom is still at Farleigh. Joining the Board of Governors in October 2014, he serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Nominations Committee.

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