School Governors

Keith Abel

Keith Abel

Keith Abel, Chair of Governors, is a Catholic and the parent of two former Farleigh boarders. He joined the Board in 2013 and sits on the Marketing and Finance Committees. Keith founded Abel & Cole, a nationwide organic home delivery business in 1988 after unexpectedly failing his bar exams. The business was sold to a private equity firm in 2007 and again to the William Jackson Food Group in 2012. He remains Chairman of Abel & Cole.

Jane Vyvyan

Jane Vyvyan, Vice Chair, 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 a media business consultancy in London. She was for many years a Trustee of ADRC, an autism diagnostic and research centre and is now involved with outreach projects promoting career development for Academy school-leavers in Wiltshire. Having joined the Board of Governors in August 2014, Jane chairs the Nominations Committee.

Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson, Chairman 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.

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.

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, who are all pupils at Farleigh. Joining the Board of Governors in October 2014, he serves on the Finance Committee.

Hugo Keith KC

Hugo Keith lives locally and is the father of four former Farleigh pupils. He is a practising barrister with chambers in London, specialising in high profile and international cases.

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