Principal of the College & Head of the Senior School
Louise North joined Framlingham College as Principal and Head of the Senior School in September 2019. She began her career at St Peter’s, York as a teacher of French and Spanish. Having run a Day House there, she spent nine years as a boarding housemistress, first at Glenalmond College, Perthshire and then at Marlborough College, Wiltshire. She moved to Stonyhurst College as Head of Upper School and, more recently, to Oakham School as Senior Deputy Head. Louise is married with two children.
Senior Deputy Head
Susan Wessels joined Framlingham College as Senior Deputy Head in 2011 from The King’s School, Canterbury, where she had been a teacher of Physical Education and Geography and a Housemistress. Prior to this, Susan was an international hockey player and represented South Africa 148 times and played in two Olympic Games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, where she captained the team.
Deputy Head (Academic)
David Ashton joined the College as Deputy Head (Academic) in 2013 from Bedford School where he had been Head of English. David also worked at Wesley College, Perth, where he was Head of English and also at Trinity Grammar School, Melbourne, where he taught English and Drama along with being Head of Debating. He is married and has two children.
Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Oliver Lloyd joins the College as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in September 2020. Oliver spent 7 years at Harrow, Hong Kong, where he founded a new Boarding and Day House. In his time there, he was a Senior Housemaster, Chief Innovation Officer, which saw him implement a cutting-edge ideation and innovation platform, as well as a Teacher of History. Prior to this, Oliver was a Housemaster at King's College, Taunton. Oliver brings with him almost twenty years’ experience as a senior pastoral leader and teacher of History, Classical Civilisation and Art History. Before becoming a teacher, Oliver worked for BBC Worldwide in Sales and Marketing and as a trainee management consultant. Oliver is married with three children.
Deputy Head (Co-Curricular)
Mark Robinson has taught History at the College since 1990. He was made Head of History in 1993 and joined the SLT in 1999. As Deputy Head (Co-curricular), he oversees a very broad programme of activities outside the classroom, including Sport, Drama, Music, Duke of Edinburgh, CCF, as well as a plethora of societies. In 2014 Mark co-authored a book celebrating the College’s 150 years, entitled ‘On an eminence…’ – there are still a few copies available via College Reception!
Head of Sixth Form
Alex Boyd-Williams joins Framlingham College as Head of Sixth Form in September 2020. After completing his first degree at Aberystwyth University, he went on to study at the European Film College, Denmark and Cambridge University. After a short period of time working as an actor, he began his boarding-school career at Millfield School in Somerset as a teacher of English and Drama, later becoming Director of Drama and Housemaster of a sixth form girls house. He then moved to the Swiss Alps to take up the role of Housemaster of a 13-18 boys house. He returned to England and spent six years as Housemaster of a sixth form girls house at Uppingham School; during this time, he also completed a Master’s in Educational Leadership. He is married with two daughters.
Director, Development & Acting Head of the Prep School
Martin was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and later at the University of Bath. After a spell as a Stockbroker he first joined the College as a teacher and then became a Housemaster, the Senior Master and went on to become the Headmaster of the Prep School at Brandeston Hall from 2007-2016. He is now a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Senior School focusing mainly on development and the school's activities programme. Martin also runs the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme and has been leading trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years. His wife, Helen, is Housemistress of Moreau House and they have three sons. For the 2020/21 Academic Year, Martin is Acting Head of the Prep School.
After studying Geography in Canterbury at the University of Kent, Nick returned to his birthplace to work for Eastern Electricity as a trainee accountant at their Headquarters in Ipswich. He qualified as an Accountant in 1994 and became Financial Planning Manager for the newly formed supply business. After a short spell as Management Accountant at Manganese Bronze he joined the College in 2001 as Finance Manager, quickly moving on to become Financial Controller and then Finance Director. He is married and has four children.
Director, Marketing and Communications
Jude started her career in Advertising working with many well-known global brands developing multi-media communications campaigns at DMB&B, Leo Burnett and DDB London. She then spent many years working as a brand consultant for eatbigfish, helping brands like Pepsi, Eurostar, Mars and Nestle to reframe their approach to their business and go to market strategy. She most recently founded, developed and ran her own luxury cosmetics brand globally, overseeing all aspects of the business with prime focus on brand, marketing and communications but she equally enjoyed the opportunity to work with a very broad team of people from journalists to buyers to product designers to fulfilment to lavender farmers. Having lived all over the world, Jude is so happy to have settled in Suffolk and is married with two children.
Andrew Payn joined the College as the Business Development Director in September 2003 having previously been employed in a furniture manufacturing and retail company in East Anglia. He became the Operations Director in 2009. Prior to this, and for most of his working life, Andrew served on Ground Operations in the Royal Air Force providing facilities and personnel management on bases in the UK. He is married and has two daughters.
After graduating in Human Resources from the University of Teesside, Sally was employed as Personnel Officer at Stockton & Billingham College. After returning to East Anglia she worked at the Forestry Commission as a Senior Officer for seven years. Sally joined Framlingham College in 2007 as the founding member of the HR department and has built and developed the team over the last 13 years. She is married to Dan Wood, Head of Catering & Events and has two children.