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Our Governance

The Council of Christ’s Hospital (the Council) is the governing body of the School and Council Members are the trustees of the charity. The Council also acts as trustee for Christ's Hospital Foundation.

The Council has a membership of 15, up to four of whom are nominated by the Court of Governors; up to four are nominated by the Corporation of London with the remainder nominated by the Council.  The detailed work of the Council is undertaken by a number of  Committees.

Current members of the Council are:

Guy Perricone Chairman of the Council and Treasurer

Guy is currently Chief Executive Officer and Under Treasurer of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He worked in the City of London as a solicitor and as an investment banker, before establishing a financial advisory firm in Central and Eastern Europe with three partners.  After this business was acquired by a major European financial institution, he embarked on a new career in the not-for-profit sector, initially at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, later taking up the position of Chief Executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a role he held until April 2013. In May 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dance.

James Arnell (Old Blue) is a partner in a private equity firm in the City. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Campaign Board.

Nick Atkinson (Old Blue) has operated at head of internal audit level within the NHS for the past 10 years, latterly with RSM and prior to 2008 with a boutique NHS agency.  He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Jan de Walden (Old Blue) runs his own sugar brokerage/trading business.  He has worked in the agrochemical industry with Fisons and with Shell Chemicals, where he travelled globally; for Tate & Lyle Plc; and at Czarnilow Group as a senior executive.  Jan is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Marianne Fredericks is a member of the Court of Common Council of the City of London and has been involved in various community activities.  Co-founder of “Civilians Remembered” she successfully campaigned for a memorial park on Wapping riverside.  She has a particular interest in education and the performing arts.  She is a member of the Education Committee.

Dominic Fry (Old Blue) is Director of Communications & Investor Relations for a large retailer and has previously held posts as Communications Director for several household name companies.  He is a member of the Campaign Board and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Thomas Garnier is currently Headmaster of Pangbourne College and is also an ISI Team Inspector.  He is a member of the Education and Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Andrew Gordon is a Chartered Accountant and, until his retirement in 2010, was for more than 25years a partner in Deloitte LLP. He is Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and a member of the Education and Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Bob Judson (Old Blue) retired from the RAF in May 2015, after a long and distinguished career during which he attained the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. He is now a Director at Deloitte LLP based in the City of London.  He is a member of the Education Committee.

James Maclean (Old Blue) is co-founder and Managing Director of the Land and Water Group of Companies.  He is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.  He is Chairman of Bluecoat Sports and Christ’s Hospital Enterprises Limited.

Michael Mainelli is co-founder of a leading commercial think-tank which aims to promote societal advance through better finance and technology.  Previously he worked as a research scientist and accountancy firm partner. Michael has won several business awards including UK IT Director of the Year and has served on the board of Europe’s largest R&D organisation.  He is a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Jeffrey Mountevans is a former Lord Mayor of London (2015/16) and former Managing Director, Gas, a shipbroker and shipping services provider. He is a member of the Baltic Exchange, and President of the City of London Sea Cadets.  He also sits as a Magistrate on the City of London Bench.  He is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Robert Muir (Old Blue) is a retired solicitor who has extensive contacts in a variety of Old Blue organisations. He is a member of the Investment and Audit and Risk Committees.

Delva Patman is a Chartered Surveyor. She worked in private practice for some years before establishing her own practice in 1980.   She is a member of the Finance and General Purposes and Investment Committees.

Christopher Steane (Old Blue) was appointed to the Council on 1 September 2017. He began his career at Baring Brothers in 1978, and continued when ING Group purchased Barings in 1995. Since 2010 he has been the Global Head of Lending Services, and in January 2018 he became the deputy head, of ING Wholesale Banking. He holds an MA and LLB from Cambridge University. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee.





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