Boards of Directors and Governors - Perrott Hill

Boards of Directors and Governors

Perrott Hill is a limited company and operates with a Board of Directors and a Board of Governors.

Day-to-day responsibility for the governance of the school lies with the Board of Governors whilst the Chair of the Board of Directors, Mr Timothy Fisher, holds ultimate responsibility. For further information about the management and governance of Perrott Hill, please click here. All Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to the Governors, Mr Neil Mapletoft, at the school address. Please clearly mark all correspondence ‘Governors’ Business’.

Timothy Fisher (Chair of Directors)

Timothy Fisher is the CEO of Stirling Education, the parent company of Perrott Hill. He is responsible for ensuring that the schools and universities within the group continue to focus on and obtain the very best education outcomes.

Tim’s professional background is in finance & banking. He read undergraduate and postgraduate engineering degrees at Imperial College, London where he attained both prize-winning first class and distinctions. Tim was also awarded full sports colours whilst at university and is the current Chairman of Coventry City FC.

Lord Bradbury (Chair of Governors)

Educated at Gresham’s School and Bristol University (Aeronautical Engineering), he followed a career in marketing, retiring as Executive Vice President and Board Director of one of the world’s leading global marketing services and communications networks based in New York.

He has also had business interests in: the insurance industry; international intellectual property protection; global warming and environmental protection technology companies; and has participated in healthcare and education think tanks.

Role as Governor: Chairman of the Full Board of Governors and member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

J Blackburn Esq.

Jeremy recently retired as Head of UK Communications for JTI, having worked in the industry for 30 years; in that time he carried out senior roles in sales, marketing and corporate affairs. Since leaving the corporate world he has set up a consultancy business and is a member of a London PR company advisory board.

Jeremy attended Perrott Hill between 1969-1975 before going on to Sherborne School. His children, Harry and Emma, also attended Perrott Hill in the late 1990s before the family moved to Hampshire. He grew up in the West Country and recently set up home outside Crewkerne with his wife, Lucy. He has a passion for sport having played rugby, hockey and cricket to county level at a younger age. He now sticks to playing golf at Cricket St Thomas and also runs the Wessex Racing Club, with National Hunt horses trained locally (one with Jack Barber – also an OPH!).

Mrs J Boulter

Jenny studied Scots Law at the University of Aberdeen before moving to London and qualifying as a Chartered Account with Deloitte. After a brief stint in the tax team at BskyB, Jenny returned to professional practice and spent 12 years at KPMG specialising in Private Equity Fund structuring and partnership tax planning.

Jenny left London in 2012 to move to the South West and in 2016 left KPMG to set up a landscaping business which does a mixture of commercial grounds maintenance and domestic projects. Jenny lives in Somerset with her husband and two sons.

P Brewster Esq.

Paul joins the board having been an extremely successful and experienced Headmaster in multiple schools across the past 19 years, including Foremarke Hall (Repton Prep School) and The Beacon School in Amersham.

He has also served as the Principal of an International School in Prague, the CEO of Repton International Schools Ltd and has been a Reporting Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Now retired, Paul spent the 2017-18 academic year working as an Educational Consultant here at Perrott Hill and, as such, brings with him a unique insight and immediate understanding of the school.

Mrs K Frost

Kate studied for a Bsc in Agriculture at Seale Hayne (as part of Plymouth University), before selling animal nutrition supplements to farmers in the South West.

She then helped to set up and run a meat business, selling meat directly from farmers to butchers in London for seven years. Kate is now involved in running her husband’s family farm and dairy businesses at Childhay and Forde Grange Farm. She has four children; three are at Perrott Hill and her oldest, Archie, left last year.

Role as Governor: Parent Governor.

R J King Esq.

Educated by the Jesuits at Mount St Mary’s College in Derbyshire, he went on to read law.

He qualified as a solicitor in London and moved to West Dorset in 1984, where he is currently a partner with Kitson & Trotman. Married to Ros, with two children, James and Georgina, who both attended Perrott Hill, he was appointed as a governor in 2008.

Role as Governor: Advises the governing body and the Headmaster on any legal matters arising.


Educated at Sherborne and the RAC, Justin qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1990. He moved to South Somerset in 1995 and became a partner of Greenslade Taylor Hunt and head of their Yeovil office.

Based in South Somerset, he advises farmers and landowners throughout the south west in the sale and purchase of agricultural and residential property. Justin lives with his wife Julia and three children near Perrott Hill. All three of his children attended Perrott Hill, obtaining scholarships in art, sport and drama. Justin maintains an active interest in sport both at school and local clubs.

Role as Governor: Member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Dr K Latham

Currently, Kathryn is a part time GP partner in a rural three-partner practice in Yetminster. Kathryn qualified from University College Hospital/Middlesex Hospital in 1989 and then continued her GP training in Poole, attaining MRCGP in 1995.

She has had various hospital jobs in Cheltenham, Yeovil and Dorchester as well as a research post investigating heart failure in the community. A medical officer at Sherborne Boys School since 2009, Kathryn has three children who have been, or are still currently, at Perrott Hill, with her eldest attending the school right from the Montessori through to Year 8.

Role as Governor: Medical Expertise and Safeguarding.

M Longbottom Esq.

Marcus has over 25 years experience in the accountancy profession, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 whilst working in the Leeds office of a national firm of Chartered Accountants. He then had two years working in a small practice in Guernsey before being recruited by Ernst & Young in Sydney. He returned to England in 1996 to take up the offer of partnership with a South Yorkshire firm where he worked with clients across a broad range of industries. The majority were owner managed businesses where he provided commercial and taxation advice, both on a corporate and personal level. In 2007, he became an equity partner with Somerset based Chartered Accountants Moore Scarrott.

Marcus is one of three equity partners in Moore Scarrott and he heads up the Rural and General Practice team. He specialises in providing strategic tax and business advice to a wide range of clients, including estate owners, farmers, veterinary surgeons, manufacturing companies, charities and various other businesses throughout the country. Outside work he volunteers as the Company Secretary / Finance Director of a charity providing a life boat on the South Devon coast. He was a parent governor at a primary school in Yorkshire from 2004 to 2007. Together with his wife and three teenage children, they also live and run a smallholding on the Blackdown Hills where they keep sheep, pigs and chickens. His sporting days are mostly behind him but he occasionally gets to swing his golf clubs and very rarely turns out on the cricket field.

Role as Governor: Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Dr D Luckett

Dominic is the Headmaster of Sherborne School. He was educated at the University of Leicester, where he obtained a first class honours degree in History, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he completed his doctorate on Henry VII.

He then taught for eleven years at Harrow School, where he was Head of History and an assistant housemaster, before moving to Worth School as Deputy Head. In 2007, he was appointed Headmaster of Mill Hill and Chief Executive of the Mill Hill School Foundation comprising the senior, prep, pre-prep and international schools.  He has published various articles on early Tudor history, is an inspector with the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate and a member of the Council of the University of Leicester, the university’s governing body.

Mrs V Wells

Vivienne joined Perrott Hill as a Consultant Registrar in 2018, before joining King’s School, Bruton as Head of Overseas Recruitment.

Vivienne brings a wealth of experience to the governing body, having spent 17 years as Registrar and Headmaster’s Wife at Junior King’s Canterbury. Prior to that, she worked in multiple schools, including Dulwich College, Dulwich Village Infants’ School and Liverpool College Prep. Vivienne grew up near Ilminster and is delighted to be back in the West Country.