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Chair of Council – Wycombe Abbey


We are assisting the Governors of Wycombe Abbey School with the appointment of their next Chair of Council.

This is an exciting time to lead Council. The School has been on an upwards trajectory under the outgoing Head, Rhiannon Wilkinson, and the current Chair, Patrick Sherrington. Wycombe’s new Head, Jo Duncan, starts in September 2019. The Governors seek someone with a deep commitment to all that it takes to create a world-class school, and most especially a world-class school for girls. The role is non-executive but requires leadership of the Governors, engaged oversight of the strategic development of the School and the skills to support and challenge the School’s Executive Leadership Team.

Patrick is approaching the end of his term of office, but has agreed to stay on as Chair until his successor is chosen under a timetable which it is hoped will afford his successor the opportunity to serve on Council before taking on the full role of Chair.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Louisa Barham for a confidential discussion:

Louisa Barham: 07770 928537 or

Those whose interest is taken further will be invited to meet two members of Council and Jo Duncan. All this can be handled in confidence.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced Disclosure.

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