Governing Body

The current Governors provide between them a broad range of relevant experience and qualifications. The majority are Members or appointees of the Leathersellers’ Company to which Abraham Colfe entrusted the School in his will when he died in 1657.

The activities of the Leathersellers’ are many and varied but the School and its fortunes continue to feature prominently on the Company’s agenda. The Master of the Company is, ex officio, a member of the Board of Governors.

Ex officio
The Master of the Leathersellers’ Company
Mike Bradly Russell FCA

Appointed by the Foundation Trustee
Matthew Pellereau BSc FRICS (Chairman)
Andrew B Strong BSc (Deputy Chairman)
Prof Angela Brueggemann DPhil
Daniel Coulson BSc (Hons) MA MRICS
Timothy Lister FCA
James Russell BA
Mark Williams
Sean Williams MA (Oxon) MPA (Harvard)

Co-optative Directors (appointed by Colfe’s)
Dr D R E Abayasekara BSc PhD
Julie Bradley LLB
Belinda Canham BA (Hons) JP (Safeguarding)
John Guyatt MA (Oxon)
Christopher Ramsey MA (Cantab)
David Sheppard MA (Oxon) FRSA

The Full Board meets four times each year and there are a number of Sub-Committees which report regularly to the full Board: the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Education Committee, the Estates Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Contact
The Chairman of the Governing body may be contacted by writing to:
Matthew Pellereau BSc FRICS
Chair of Governors
Colfe’s School
Horn Park Lane
London
SE12 8AW

How to apply

Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.