Board of Directors and Governors - Perrott Hill

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Board 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 William Robertson, 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.

Kemal Pehlivan – Proprietor and Chair of Governors

Kemal brings over 25 years of expertise to the realm of education, predominantly as a headmaster within independent schools. Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education Management and an NPQH certification, Kemal is deeply committed to enhancing academic standards and nurturing holistic student growth. His extensive international exposure across diverse cultural contexts enriches his leadership, fostering a global outlook essential for educational progress. As Proprietor and Chair of Governors, Kemal staunchly upholds standards of excellence, champions inclusivity, and fosters an environment where both students and educators thrive.

Jeremy Blackburn

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!).

Role as Governor: Chair of the Marketing and Admissions Committee, Health and Safety Lead.

Jennifer 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.

Role as Governor: Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Member of the Parent Liaison Group  (current parent).

Justin Lowe MRICS

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.

Catherine Bugler

Role as Governor: Safeguarding Lead

Dr Dominic 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.

Role as Governor: Member of the Education and Pastoral Committee.

Richard Redwood

Richard read Law at Magdalen College, Oxford. He went onto qualify as a teacher at Canterbury Christ Church University and has spent eighteen years teaching in schools in London, Leeds and Dorset.

He is an Assistant Headteacher at Canford School with responsibility for Safeguarding, EDI and Personal Development. He teaches English at GCSE and A level and works for both OCR and Pearson. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry and articles for English publications.

Role as Governor: Member of the Education and Pastoral Committee.

Andrew Vickery

Andrew is a Partner at the regional accountancy and financial planning practice, Old Mill, where he heads up the firm’s rural team. Prior to qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Andrew read Agriculture at the University of Reading, following his time as a Perrott Hillian (1989-1995) and then Sherborne.

Andrew lives on the family farm with his wife Anna, a school Bursar, and their two young children who both attend Perrott Hill.

Role as Governor: Member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (current parent).

Vivienne Wells

Vivienne joined Perrott Hill as a Consultant Registrar in 2018, before joining the governing body in 2020.

Vivienne brings a wealth of experience with her, not least in the area of admissions and international recruitment, having spent 17 years as Registrar and Headmaster’s Wife at Junior King’s Canterbury, and then Head of Overseas Recruitment at King’s Bruton. 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.

Role as Governor: Chair of the Education and Pastoral Committee, Member of the Marketing and Admissions Committee, and Boarding Lead.