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Who's Who on our Governing Body?



Lisa Hillan (Chair of the Governing Body)

I became a parent governor here in February 2013, chair of governors in September 2014, and a community governor in September 2018 after my son finished at Eggar’s.   Before moving to England in 2007, I administered graduate-level legal training programmes at the University of San Diego, where I obtained by Doctor of Jurisprudence.  Earlier in my career, I taught high school English in Illinois.  In addition to various volunteer roles in the community, I’ve joined the staff of The King’s Arms, a youth charity based in Petersfield, to help bring a youth centre to Alton.

Jackie Keen (Vice Chair of the Governing Body)


"I have been a Governor for over 20 years in a variety of schools in Hampshire, across the age ranges. I have, during that time, served in a variety of roles - parent, staff, community and local authority.
I am also currently a Governor at a school in Aldershot.
At Eggar's I am on the Curriculum, Students and Environment committee."

Liz Stokes

"An in-house lawyer and mother of four children, the eldest two of which currently attend Eggar's, with my son due to start in September. I have been a parent governor at Eggar's for two years now, having previously held the same position at a local infant school for 6 years prior to that. I am currently Chair of the Finance & Personnel Committee."

Stephen Dunne


"I am a commercial lawyer and ex teacher with three children all having enjoyed a successful time as students at Eggar’s.
I was originally elected as a parent governor in 2011 and became a community governor in 2015 when I no longer had children at the school.  Following three years as chair to the Curriculum, Students and Environment Committee, I will now serve as a member of the Finance and Personnel Committee."

Jim McKell

"I am retired from Publishing & Bookselling and a past District Councillor for 14 years at East Hants District Council. As well as being a Governor at Eggar's, currently serving on the Curriculum Student and Environment Committee, I am a Governor and past Chair at Wootey Junior School where I am on the Finance & Rosources Committee."

Emma McBriarty

"Former journalist and mother of two, I spent 10 years in digital academic publishing before an enjoyable five years on the leadership team at Alton College. Currently I’m working for local government in communications and marketing. I spent four years as parent governor including time as chair of governors at Chawton Primary School. I relish this opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of such a dynamic and vibrant secondary school as Eggar's. I am Vice Chair of  the Finance and Personnel Committee."

Katherine Maddock


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Lesley Danks

"I have been a teacher of Maths here at Eggar’s for six years and am also currently a Year 10 tutor.  I have been a governor for five years and am a member of the Finance & Personnel Committee."


Kate Shawyer

"I have been Curriculum Leader for English at Eggar’s for five years and am also a Year 10 tutor. As a Governor, I am a member of the Curriculum, Standards & Environment Committee."

Martin Green

I was a parent governor at Anstey Junior School for seven years, with experience of senior staff recruitment, and both Finance and Curriculum committees.
Historically I have been involved in community work with Alton Cricket club, including a recent spell as Chairman, having previously coached and organised teams

Keith Arrowsmith Oliver


I am a retired Local Authority officer, with experience in Health & Safety, management of staff and Project Management, and am currently employed supporting students at Treloars;
I was President of Alton Rotary Club (July 2015)

Helen Edwards

I became a co opted Governor in 2017 and am currently on the Finance committee. I used to work within the education sector at the local junior school whilst my two boys were at Eggar's but have recently moved into administration working for the NHS in Basingstoke.

Steve Williams

"I have been a school Governor in Surrey and Hampshire for the last 10 years.
I joined Eggar's School Governing body in June 2017 and have recently become the chair of the Curriculum, Standards & Environment Committee.
Having 2 autistic sons, I have a strong interest in and commitment to the firm provision of SEND for all children."


Patrick Sullivan, Head Teacher