Clare Countess of Euston The Lord Lieutenant of SuffolkPatron
After appointment as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk in December 2014 she graciously accepted an offer to become Patron of Framlingham College, continuing a long tradition of Lord-Lieutenants that have been involved with the College.
After growing up in the Scottish Borders she achieved an MA in Modern History from London University, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia. Having worked all her life within the voluntary sector, she was Vice-Chairman of Mental Health Foundation, and Chairman of the Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties. She was a Trustee of the Henry Smith Charity for twenty-five years and is a past Chairman of St. Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, as well as a past Vice-Chairman of the Suffolk Community Foundation.
From 2004-2005, she was High Sheriff of Suffolk. From 2005 to 2010 she was independent chair of the Suffolk Strategic Partnership.
Marrying James, Earl of Euston in 1972 they have five children and nine grand- children. She lives at Euston in Suffolk, where she is a partner in the farm business, and takes a particular interest in breeding Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk
Conservation of the Suffolk countryside for the benefit of future generations, is at the heart of everything on the Euston Estate.
Charles PackshawChair of Governors (2020-); Vice Chair of Governors (2017-2020); Governor (2014-)
Educated at Westminster School and Bristol University, Charles Packshaw is originally a civil engineer with a Masters Degree in Business from the London Business School.
Prior to taking up his current position as Head of UK advisory at HSBC Bank he was the Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Division of Lazards. Living near Woodbridge he joined the board of Governors in 2014.
Peter MoorhouseVice Chair of Governors (2020-); Governor (2017-)
Peter is a former Framlingham College parent and became a governor to give something back to the College and the independent education sector.
After reading law, Peter joined the London Stock Exchange and subsequently developed his career in investment banking with Smith New Court, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, with a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
Outside his business career, Peter’s passions lie in the music and arts. Peter was Deputy Chair of the National Youth Orchestra, chairing the Development Board and Finance Committee, and was a trustee of the AstraZeneca Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Peter is now enjoying mentoring and coaching a growing number of undergraduates and graduates around career choices and preparation (including alumni from Framlingham College and his own old school, Nottingham High). As a keen amateur musician, Peter is an active participant in and supporter of music in East Anglia – including singing regularly in concerts at the College!
Professor Geoff HaywardEx Officio (2023-) Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge Alternate
Educated at Lord Williams School and the University of Oxford, Professor Geoff Hayward was originally a zoologist but became interested in education while a post doc at the University of Liverpool.
He has been Head of the School of Education, University of Leeds and Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Currently an emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College, Geoff runs an international educational consultancy.
He became a governor in 2023.
Sue AshurstGovernor (2017-)
Following a career in advertising, Sue founded her branding agency, Holy Cow, in 2006.
The company has grown its reputation and client portfolio and now reaches both regionally and nationally, advising business owners and boards on brand strategy, positioning and communication. Local clients have included Adnams, Muntons PLC, Seckford Free Schools and Easton and Otley College together with projects further afield for The Royal Horticultural Society and The National Trust.
Sue is an Enterprise mentor for The Eastern Enterprise Hub, a ‘not for profit’ organisation set up by the public and private sector community to support new entrepreneurs. One such project involved working at HM Prison in Highpoint motivating and inspiring prisoners due for release to consider beginning their own business as a deterrent to re-offending.
Sue is married with three children and lives locally.
Leanne ChadwickGOVERNOR (2023-)
Leanne Chadwick (née Newton) was educated at Framlingham College as an Academic Scholar before completing her degree in History at the University of Nottingham.
In 2010 Leanne was successful in securing a place on the HR graduate scheme at Barclays Bank, where she grew her career as a HR business partner. She moved to Standard Chartered Bank in 2019 where she is now Global Head of Early Careers. This role requires her team to hire, develop and manage the careers of a large number of young people across the world.
Leanne is married to Nicholas, a tech entrepreneur and they live in Essex with their young daughter Bella. She is a keen netballer and has continued her love of sport that grew at the college.
Bev ClarkGovernor (2019-)
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John EllerbyGovernor (2015-)
John Ellerby was born in Ipswich and educated at Brandeston Hall, Framlingham College and Edinburgh University gaining an MA Honours in German.
He spent all of his career from 1980 at HSBC in Jersey, Southampton and London where he was latterly Finance Director of HSBC’s UK Asset Management business. He has been a Trustee of the Society of Old Framlinghamians for 3 years and has recently taken over as Chairman.
John is married with one son, two daughters and two dogs. His interests include golf, cricket and walking. He lives in Winchester though still has family connections in Suffolk with a mother and sister in Framlingham and a brother near Orford.
Ian FulcherGovernor (2015-)
Born in Bury St Edmunds and educated at Brandeston Hall, Framlingham College and Oriel College Oxford, Ian became a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Cambridge.
He subsequently worked in corporate finance with Cambridge Capital before setting up Cambridge Computer Systems specialising in software development. Ian lives near Newmarket with his wife Sally and his two daughters have become the fourth generation of the family to pass through the College. His interests include golf and sailing.
The Very Rev. Joe HawesGOVERNOR (2023-)
The Very Reverend Joe Hawes was installed in July 2018 as the Dean of St Edmundsbury. He is a former Durham University graduate who studied theology at St Stephen’s House, Oxford.
Joe came to St Edmundsbury in Bury St Edmunds from All Saints’ Fulham and was previously Team Vicar for eight years at St Michael’s, Barnes Team Ministry, in London. He served his curacy within the Clapham Team Ministry.
Nigel HelliwellGovernor (2021-)
In his governing role, Nigel is Chair of the Safeguarding and Welfare Committee and a member of the Education Committee.
Nigel was a Head for 21 years including leading St Faith’s, Cambridge (TES UK Prep School of the Year 2019) from 2011 to 2021. Previously, he was Head of Brentwood Prep School and Colfe’s Prep School, London. He started his career as a Mathematics Teacher and Sports Coach and moved in to management at Holmwood House Prep School, Colchester, where he was appointed as Director of Studies and Housemaster. His career spans boarding and day schools, junior and senior education and the state and independent sectors.
Nigel is now an Education Consultant, assisting schools in the UK and abroad in their strategic planning, senior staff appraisals and curriculum development. He is also a Lead Inspector and an ILM Level 7 Coach, coaching and mentoring Heads in state and independent schools.
Paul HulleyGovernor (2021-)
Paul is Chief Executive Officer at Clays Ltd in Suffolk. Paul, and his wife, Louise, have lived in Suffolk since 2010, from which time both their children attended Framlingham College.
Clays provides print and logistics services for the book trade, printing for the world’s largest publishers and, with nearly a thousand employees, is a significant presence in the local economy. Earlier in his career, Paul held a variety of senior operational roles at the John Lewis Partnership, in supply chain and logistics. Paul’s interests include cricket, cooking and the Arsenal.
Paul joined the Governing Body in 2021.
Nigel LingwoodGovernor (2020-)
Nigel was educated at Ipswich School and Hull University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, London.
Nigel worked for Unigate PLC until 2001 when he joined Diploma PLC as Group Finance Director until his retirement at 30 September 2020. Nigel is married to Janice and has one son and two daughters.
He lives in London but retains strong connections in Suffolk and his interests include walking, wine and the Arsenal.
Joe LipmanGOVERNOR (2023-)
Joe left the College four years ago. The Framlingham College experience was a truly life changing one for him. He came to the Prep School aged 11, with basically no English, and progressed to become Head Boy in his final year as well as securing a place at Edinburgh University.
Since then, Joe has started his own business, with tremendous support from people that surround the College, and has now taken what may have seemed initially a somewhat crazy idea into a fully functioning app focused on sustainability on the App Store (Name: Watch, Earn, Shop). The business is currently gaining increasing traction amongst UK university students.
Since leaving, Joe has given talks at the College that always result in incredibly open discussion, about his time at the College, his gap year, internships, university, start-ups etc. He has always been passionate about guiding those that are slightly younger than himself in what can be an incredibly confusing time in their lives. Joe says that the most beneficial thing for him when he was at the College was the advice he received from older pupils. For him, a school must offer a pupil the tools to not only learn new skills and pass exams, but to be able to become self-motivated, resilient and confident in who they are, and what they can achieve. Framlingham did this for him and having spoken to current pupils and recent leavers, Joe says the College is very much driving this ethos. He is honoured to have the opportunity to play his part in that drive.
David MallettGovernor (2019-)
David was educated at Brandeston Hall, Framlingham College and University College, Durham.
He trained and qualified as a solicitor with the London office of US law firm, Paul Hastings LLP. In 2016 David moved to a global private equity investment firm with interests in real estate, structured finance and venture capital, where he serves as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.
David lives in London with his wife Lucy and their two children William and Bertie.
Lucy Rowan-RobinsonGovernor (2014-)
A special needs expert, formerly SENCO at Orwell Park School, Lucy joined the Governing board in 2014.
Simon RudlandGovernor (2017-)
Simon grew up in Suffolk before going onto medical school and then the Royal Navy where he trained in underwater medicine and anaesthetics, working in northern Iraq during the first Gulf War.
After completing his GP training Simon and his wife Julia with their two small boys spent a very happy period time in Western Australia before returning to Suffolk where their daughter was born. After nearly 25 years as a Suffolk GP Simon is now a visiting doctor on Hoy in the Orkneys.
Simon is passionate about education and innovation. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Norwich Medical School and Digital Health Lead for the undergraduate curriculum. Simon feels privilege to be supporting the College as a governor.
Mark SlaterGovernor (2014-)
Born in Peru to parents in the diplomatic service, Mark Slater was educated at Wellington College and St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
He began his teaching career at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire, before returning to his old school, Wellington, where he served for 14 years as a Modern Languages teacher and a Housemaster. He was then appointed to the Headship of St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, and moved to The Leys, Cambridge, where he was Headmaster for nearly ten years. He retired in December 2013, and joined the Governing Body of Framlingham College shortly afterwards.
He is married with two grown-up daughters. His interests include walking, golf, languages and travel.
Nick WhiteheadGovernor (2023-)
Nick grew up in Bury St Edmunds and joined Framlingham College as a pupil in 2006. Following school, he joined a local accountancy firm in Suffolk as an apprentice.
Nick moved to London and qualified as a chartered accountant with ZEDRA, a specialist firm focusing on US inward investment. He moved to Denver, in the US, for a year to work with a large regional firm on secondment where met his wife, Audrey. Now, back in London, Nick is a Director in ZEDRA’s audit practice where he continues to work with large international businesses on their UK affairs.
Since 2023, Nick is the President of the Society of Old Framlinghamians.