Meet the Governors

Ian Stone – Chair of governors

Ian has been a Governor since his eldest started at King’s Lodge in 2013.  Since then he has also seen his daughter progress through the school.  He currently works in IT Project Management for Nationwide Building Society after 10 years working in Whitehall for HM Civil Service working in a number of different departments delivering multi-million pound national highway improvements, urban regeneration schemes across England and improving partnership working across Whitehall

Ann Mackey – Deputy Chair

Ann has been a Governor at King’s Lodge for nearly 4 years and is the vice chair for the Full Governor Body.  Ann has worked in the civil service, in the Ministry of Defence, for close to 32 years originally in London, but now in Bristol for Defence Equipment & Support.  The majority of her career has been as a commercial officer, sourcing and contracting for equipment and services to support the Armed Forces.  Her current role focuses on recruitment of individuals and supporting and developing their careers as commercial officers.

Mike Newbigin – Chair of functional committee

Over the last 22 years, Michael has worked as a volunteer in the non-profit sector, primarily with Charities in London and mainly in the finance and investment areas.  Previously he worked in the commercial sector having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with both audit and accountancy experience in a large range of different sized businesses and charities. He has been a Governor at King’s Lodge for 6 years.

Bryan Slade

Bryan has been a Governor for 2 years, he has a daughter who attends King’s Lodge School and others that have already passed through.  Bryan has run a local business in Chippenham for about 10 years delivering compliance training for all industries and provide health and safety support and advice for all types of people and companies.  Bryan also worked on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games as a Health & Safety advisor.  Bryan chose to be a Governor as he is passionate about safety for teachers, support staff, pupils and those who come to visit.

Mark Griffiths

Mark has been a Governor for the last three years with a focus on pupil premium and special educational needs. Two of his children went to King’s Lodge School and have since gone on to Hardenhuish. He currently works in Human Resources and has over the past twenty years worked in both financial services and charity sectors. 

Laurien Carter – Clerk to the Governing Body

Laurien works for Wiltshire Council Clerking Service and has many years’ experience of clerking meetings. She has been working with King’s Lodge Governors as the Clerk since September 2017. She works with seven other primary schools and also sits on the County Clerking Focus Group and leads training for other clerks.