Meet our Governors
Governors’ duties are to protect the assets of the school, to promote the achievement of its charitable objectives, and to ensure that it is diligently and well run. They are expected to exercise independent judgement with reasonable care and diligence.
They have to act fairly and in a manner that protects the reputation of the school. It is their duty to keep in mind the interests of pupils, staff and parents, as well as that of the community. Governors and Directors have a duty to declare any personal interest in any transaction or arrangement proposed by the school, to avoid conflicts of interest and not to accept benefits from interested third parties.
Governors of Nottingham High School are both directors of Nottingham High School Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, and Trustees of the Nottingham High School Charity.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
Sir John Peace is a former High Sheriff and was knighted for services to business and the voluntary sector last year. He is Chair of Standard Chartered plc, Burberry plc and founder and Chair of Experian. He was Chair of the Board of Governors of Nottingham Trent University for ten years and has been a trustee of the Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham since 1999. Sir John chairs the Nottingham Economic Resilience Forum, focusing on issues associated with the recession and local unemployment. He is the East Midlands ambassador for Business in the Community and is a keen advocate for maximising opportunities for young people. He has served as a Deputy Lieutenant for the last seven years. Sir John lives near Newark with his wife, Christine, and has three daughters.
Chairman of Governors
David left Nottingham High School in 1974 to read Law at Jesus College, Cambridge. On completion of his studies he joined the Nottingham office of what is now international law firm Eversheds, where he practised corporate law for over 30 years, specialising in private company sales and acquisitions with associated tax planning. He held a number of management positions at Eversheds, including National Head of private companies, National Head of Tax and Senior Partner of the Nottingham Office. He retired in 2010 after 25 years as a partner, and is now a consultant with Meridian Private Client LLP, specialising in capital tax and succession planning. Outside work he is interested in all sport (except football!). He still plays tennis regularly and is learning to play golf, as well as being a keen Leicester Tigers fan. He served on the Lawn Tennis Association’s main Council for a couple of years. He is a former member of Loughborough University’s Enterprise Board and the University of Derby’s Court and is a trustee of a number of Charitable Trusts, including Fundays (Nottinghamshire) which organises Summer camps for children with physical and/or learning difficulties in Nottinghamshire. As Chairman of Governors, he is a member of all Committees of the Governing Body.
Chair of Education
Dr Basheera Hanslo
Chair of Finance and Operations
Dr Sharmini Krishanand
Professor Nick Miles
Deputy Chair of Education
Dr Gail Walton
Clerk to Governors