Meet the governors on the Stroud Committee; for parents wishing to contact either Alan Morgan or Caryn Musker, please do so in writing via the School Office.
Mr Alan J Morgan (MA (Oxon), FCA, ATII) is Chair of Governors and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He spent most of his career as a Partner at Deloitte, becoming the Senior Partner of their Southampton office before retiring in May 2008. Alan is married with two sons who have both attended KES. His passions include music and rugby.
Mrs Caryn Musker is Chair of the Stroud Committee, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has run her own independent executive recruitment consultancy, Ashton Gray Executive Recruitment Limited, since 2004. She has held senior HR roles with Grant Thornton in Southampton and London. Caryn has been a Trustee of the children’s charity The Brainwave Centre since 2013 and was previously Chairman of the Solent Committee for the youth charity Fairbridge, and was volunteer Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics. She is married with a son, who attended KES, and a daughter.
Mrs Mary Chant is Chair of the Education and Welfare Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. She previously served as governor of Bournemouth University for ten years. Mary is a Solicitor and Commercial Director with Benefex Ltd, a company which develops and provides technology to employers bringing together employee benefits software, reward and recognition technology, and workplace communications. Mary was a solicitor in private practice for over thirty years, and has been a partner in two law firms. She advises on and prepares contracts, as well as identifying clients’ regulatory risks and provides solutions to achieve compliance. This work includes data protection, consumer protection, unfair contract terms, sales promotions, and competition. She has also advised many clients on the buying and selling of businesses and companies. Her interests include singing, sport, and sailing. She is married and her daughter attends KES.
Mr Brian E Gay (BA, OE) was educated at KES before attending King’s College London. He retired from his Managing Director post in 1998 after a career in the electronics industry. He became a governor in 1996 and was Chair from September 2001 until November 2017. The eldest of Brian’s two sons went to KES and his two grandchildren attend Stroud and KES. Brian’s interests include motor boating, gardening, and tennis.
Mrs Sara J Mancey is co-owner and director of Paultons Family Theme Park, therefore she brings entrepreneurial experience to the team, particularly within HR and administration. Sara is married with three children, and a former parent of both Stroud and KES.
Mr Will Oscroft (BSc) is a graduate of the European Business School. His career has focused on international brand management, marketing and sports sponsorship. Will worked for WPP agencies for several years. He was a Board Member at Lexis PR and more recently he advised the leadership of Dubai. He is a keen amateur sportsman and plays tennis for Kingsgate LTC and cricket for the Bradfield Waifs Cricket Club. Will is married with four children, two of whom attended Stroud.
Mrs Wendy P Swinn (BDS, LDS, RCS) qualified initially as a Dental Therapist. Wendy worked in the Community Dental Service where she became Co-ordinator for Dental Health Education, before graduating from the University of Wales as a Dental Surgeon in 1987. Since then Wendy has worked in hospital services, and is currently a Partner in a private practice. Wendy enjoys swimming, walking, cycling, and music. Her two children both attended Stroud and KES.
Rev’d Jane E C Thompson (BA (Hons), DipHE) attends the Committee as an independent director of Stroud School Limited, owned by the King Edward VI charity. She studied at Lancaster University before teaching modern languages, including a year at Stroud. Recently she was ordained, and is serving in the Braishfield Benefice. She has extensive youthwork experience and been a governor at different schools for over twenty years. Her three sons all attended KES, each starting at different entry points. Jane’s interests include music and the performing arts.
Mrs Jess Wadsworth is a member of the Stroud Committee. Having graduated from Bristol University with a degree in French and Philosophy, Jess joined the Metropolitan Police Service, and enjoyed a twenty year career there. She served in varied disciplines and locations as a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) countering high level corruption, running a homicide investigation team, leading the Met’s Intelligence Bureau and working within the Commissioner’s Private Office. She transferred to Hampshire Constabulary as their Director of Intelligence in 2013 and became Head of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit for the last four years of her career. She now has her own consulting company. Jess is married with three children, all past or present pupils of KES and Stroud.