Our school governors

The Chair of Governors can be contacted c/o Windlesham School, 190 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 5AA

or via email governors@windleshamschool.co.uk

Graham Rowlands-Hempel (Chair)

Graham Rowlands-Hempel was previously a lawyer and worked in a law firm in the City of London for over 30 years. Since retirement, Graham has looked for ways to work more in the community and is delighted to work as a Governor at Windlesham School. Graham also works for the Prince’s Trust to help young people find employment. Graham is the current Chair of Governors.

Neil Baxter (Vice Chair)

Neil Baxter is the current Vice Chair of Governors and Head of the Finance Committee. He has worked in senior roles in financial services and banking organisations and has used this experience to help the school secure the financing of the new buildings.

Christine Mannion Watson

Christine Mannion Watson has worked in various aspects of education for over 40 years, most recently as Head of an independent school for pupils aged 3 to 18, and as a Reporting Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. She is currently involved in research at the University of London Institute of Education. Her main interests are modern languages, foreign travel, silversmithing, swimming, country walking and reading. She has a strong commitment to Windlesham’s aim to provide a broad education in a supportive environment.

Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin is a business owner and former advertising copywriter, and has significant experience in advising businesses and organisations in marketing. Hannah is also a mother of two school-age children and has taken a keen and active role in their education, joining both the junior school (which she chaired for a number of years) and senior school PTAs.

Jack Cornish

Jack Cornish is a teacher at Brighton College, teaching 11-18 year olds chemistry. He has held a range of safeguarding and pastoral responsibilities at the College as well as being heavily involved in the sport and service provision. He graduated from Imperial College in 2009 before moving to Brighton to take up a teaching role where he gained his teaching qualification from the University of Southampton. Jack still plays club hockey and also enjoys other recreation sports such as running, volleyball and cycling.