The Reading Foundation - Education Charity Established 1986

Board of Trustees

The Trustee body is drawn from a cross section of the Reading School community, with nominees from the Reading School governors, the Reading School Parents’ Association, and the Old Redingensian Association.

 

Rodney Huggins

Rodney Huggins

Rodney is a solicitor, Kenya advocate and retired tribunal judge. He is an alumni (1944 - 1952) and a Governor of the School. Rodney is Chairman of the Trustees of the Reading Foundation, a role he has held since 2006.

Richard Childs

Richard Childs

Richard is a retired Accenture senior partner. His son is a pupil at Reading School and Richard himself is an alumni (1971-78). Richard is a parent governor of the school and a trustee of the Reading Foundation. He serves on the Foundation Finance Committee.

Ian Martin

Ian Martin

Ian has been a governor for 15 years, and Vice Chairman for the last 5. He serves on the Property Committee and in the Chair's Group as well as being a Trustee of the Reading Foundation. His background is in private client law as a Solicitor of almost 40 years in practice in the town centre.

David Fisher

David Fisher

David has been a governor at Reading School since November 2008. He chairs the External Affairs and Pastoral Care Committee as well as sitting on the Finance Committee and Chairs Group. David is a local government accountant and has served a total of over 15 years as a governor at 3 different local schools. He is an elected parent governor (until 2016) and acts as Responsible Officer providing independent oversight of the school's financial affairs.

Stephen Nortcliff

Stephen Nortcliff

Stephen Nortcliff is Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at Reading University. He is a Governor of Reading School and a Trustee of Reading Foundation. His two sons were educated at the School between 1991 and 2002.

Michael Maule

Michael Maule

Michael is a retired Managing Director from within the UK fast moving consumer goods industry. He represents four generations of alumni and Michael has held a number of roles in the Old Redingensians including President and Chairman. He has previously held the office of Chairman of Governors in a local school and is in his fourth year as Reading Foundation trustee

Sultan Noori

Sultan Noori

Sultan Noori is an Entrepreneur and Director of Tabaq Software Limited. His son joined Reading School in 2010. Sultan played a key role in starting the Reading School Golf Day and is part of the website committee. Sultan has been a Trustee of the Reading Foundation since 2010.

Virginia Cullura

Virginia Cullura

Virginia worked with Societe Generale in project finance and credit assessment until 2009. She has two sons at Reading School and is a Trustee of Reading Foundation. She serves on the Foundation Finance Committee.

Ameet Phadnis

Ameet Phadnis

Ameet Phadnis is a director of Timetric, an information services firm, and has run professional services businesses in the UK and North America. He is a Trustee of Reading Foundation since 2013 and has a son at Reading School, who joined in 2010.

Patrick Szell

Patrick Szell

Patrick attended Reading School (1955-60) and became a Foundation Trustee in 2011. A barrister by background, most of his career was spent in the Government Legal Service at the Department of the Environment and its various successors where from 1992 till retirement in 2002 he was an Under Secretary.

Jill Donaldson

Jill Donaldson

To be disclosed

Matt Dawes

Matt Dawes

Matt works at Reading School, having joined the teaching staff in 2000. He is a trustee of the Reading Foundation and chairs the Foundation Finance Committee; he also serves on the Executive Committee.

Ashley Robson

Ashley Robson

Ashley Robson is Headmaster of Reading School. Previously, he was Second Master/Deputy Headmaster at Reading School and Assistant Headmaster at Aylesbury Grammar School. He is a trustee of Reading Foundation, an ex-officio Governor of Reading School and a Governor at an infant school in Buckinghamshire.

Niamh Sherwood

Niamh Sherwood

Niamh Sherwood is a solicitor with Boyes Turner LLP. She has a son at Reading School, who joined in 2010. Niamh has been a trustee of Reading Foundation since 2013.

Ian Judd

Ian Judd

Clerk to the Reading Foundation from 2007. Employed continuously by Reading School since 1975, initially as an Assistant Master and latterly as Examinations Co-ordinator.

martin

Prof. Martin Parsons

I have had experience at all levels of educational provision. I started my school-based career as a History teacher, and then became Head of Department and Head of House and, finished as a member of the Senior Management Team responsible for curriculum and pastoral development in a large comprehensive school.

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