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Peter joined the Full Governing Body in 2004 and was elected onto the newly constituted Body as a Rutlish Foundation Governor in July 2015. As chair Peter is a member of all the Governing body committees. He is also Chair of the Ricards Lodge High School & Rutlish School 6th form (RR6) committee for 2016 -17. Peter is Chair of The Rutlish Foundation Charity and was President of the Old Rutlishians’ Association in 2010 & 2011, he is also a former pupil of School. Peter qualified as a teacher in Mathematics in 1980 & taught for two enjoyable years. Searching for further challenges, completed an MBA in 1982/83 and started a career in the City of London January 1984 until retirement in September 2014. His final assignment for Rabobank was to manage down the Bank’s legacy portfolio arising from the financial crisis in 2008.
Gill joined the Full Governing Body in 2006 and was elected onto the newly constituted Body as a Rutlish Foundation Governor in July 2015. Her son attended Rutlish School and Gill initially served as a Parent Governor. Gill is Chair of the Finance and Personnel committee a also a member of the Curriculum, Premises and Inclusion committees and of the Ricards Lodge High School & Rutlish School 6th form (RR6) committee and a Trustee of The Rutlish Foundation Charity. Gill qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and worked for 16 years in an international audit firm. After a career break to look after young children she took on various roles eventually working as part of the management team of a Creative Agency with responsibilities covering both finance and HR. Currently not working but a full time governor!!
Tom was co-opted to the Governing Body in February 2016, he is a member of the Curriculum and Inclusion Committees. Tom and his family live locally in the Raynes Park area. Tom works in London for KPMG where he has been for the past five years.
Stella was elected as parent governor in 2002 when her two sons were students at Rutlish. After completing her 4 year term in that capacity she was co-opted on to the Governing Body. Stella Chairs the Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Personnel and Finance Committees. She is also a member of RR6 – the joint 6th form committee with Ricards Lodge High School where her daughter attended. Stella worked in a bank before starting her family and has since then devoted her time to volunteering as a governor in several Merton Primary Schools over the years and was the Chair of the Management Committee of the Pupil Referral Unit. She is currently Chair of Governors at Liberty Primary School and works as a teaching assistant at a Kumon school in Wandsworth. Stella fervently believes that every child deserves the best education possible and is proud to serve as governor at Rutlish.
Tim was co-opted to the Governing Body in February 2016 and is a member of the Premises Committee. Tim trained as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons, qualifying into their financial services regulatory team in 2001. He has worked as an in-house lawyer since 2006 and lives and works locally in Wimbledon.
Currently Chair of Inclusion and also member of the Curriculum Committee and RR6 Joint Strategic Committee (6th form committee consisting of Rutlish & Ricards Lodge Governors). Graham was first appointed onto the Governing Body in 1999. He was Chair of Governors from 2002-07. Graham has a long association with the School as he and both his brothers attended the School as did his late father. His father was previously a Governor. He is a strong supporter of the Old Rutlishians Association where he oversees junior cricket. Graham has a BA in Economics and Econometrics from Newcastle University and was trained as an Internal Auditor. He is now semi-retired but was working for the DTI when he retired having previously worked in the retail sector.
Simon was elected as a parent-governor in October 2015, he is currently vice-chair of the Finance & Personnel committee and he also sits on the Premises committee. He is a local resident and works for the Communication Workers’ Union, whose head office is also in Wimbledon. Simon has previously chaired Education Appeals and Exclusions Panels for the local authority, and set up a local after-school child-care scheme. He also serves as a trustee of the Rutlish Foundation, to which he was nominated by the PTA, and coaches rugby at the Old Ruts.
Mike Stallard– Foundation Governor
Committees: curriculum, premises, inclusion Term of office: 2015-19
Nicola joined the Full Governing body in June 2015 and she sits on the Curriculum, Premises and Inclusion committees. Nicola has lived with her family in Wimbledon for some 20 years. Her two children attended local state primary schools and are now pupils at Rutlish School and Ricards Lodge High School. She graduated in Spanish and French from Cardiff University, and is a journalist by profession, having worked for news organisations including The Press Association, Associated Newspapers, News International and Hearst Magazines. Nicola runs a digital content agency specialising in health and wellbeing, and delivers an award-winning healthy workplace consultancy service on behalf of Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Council. Nicola is a keen cyclist, runner and home baker, and a passionate advocate for healthy lifestyles. Her areas of responsibility as a governor include school catering, and curriculum provision for Rutlish’s high-achieving gifted and talent cohort.
Simon was appointed to the Full Governing body by the Local Authority in October 2012 and was reappointed in 2016. Simon is Chair of the premise committee and sits Finance and Personnel committee. He is currently involved in the running of a UK wide automotive based business and a software development company. Simon is also Chair of Governors for a local primary, Wimbledon Chase School.