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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


"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 & Resources Committee."

Emma McBriarty (Vice Chair of the Governing Body)


"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."

Katherine Maddock

"I am a Mum to 3 very sporty children who are going into Years 11, 10 and 7 at Eggar's.  I am a Chartered Physiotherapist who works locally and am specialised in musculoskeletal conditions.  I love watching my children do what they enjoy, walking the dog and keeping fit. I am very committed to helping  make Eggar's the best it can be for our young students." 

Lesley Danks

"I have been a teacher of Maths here at Eggar’s for eleven years and I am also currently a Year 11 tutor.  I have been a governor a member of the Finance & Personnel Committee for nine years."


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)

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."


Linda Campbell

I came into teaching a little later in life and have spent the last twenty two most enjoyable years as a teacher at Eggar’s School.  During that period I have had a variety of roles and responsibilities including teacher of History (and a few other subjects), curriculum leader, progress leader, SENCo, designated teacher for looked after children, safeguarding lead and assistant headteacher.  Not all simultaneously! 
I also have experience as a parent of a student at the school.  My son attended Eggar’s from 2003 – 2008.
I have now retired and I would still like to contribute to Eggar’s.  I feel my experience could be useful to the governors, staff and parents. I do hope so.

Daryl Reseigh

I have worked at Eggar’s School for just over 6 years in an IT Management role. Between 2007 - 2013  I was a volunteer Special Constable for Hampshire Constabulary completing just over 6 years’ service in the Waterlooville and Havant area.  I have worked in schools for over 13 years, primarily in IT Support and development.  I live in Waterlooville with my girlfriend who is a Science Teacher at a specialist school.
I am looking forward to being more involved in the wider Eggar’s Community, as a member of the governing body.

Ruth White

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I have one daughter who is in Year 9 and we cannot speak highly enough of Eggar's. We chose the school due to its size and level of pastoral care that was on offer and have not been disappointed. I am a Children and Youth Development Officer for the United Reformed Churches of Wessex and also work associately for Governor Services in Hampshire as a trainer.
I am passionate about Governance and have been a governor in Hampshire in various schools for over 23 years.  I will be the development and training governor ensuring everyone has the knowledge and support they need to be effective and ensure that the school are supported well by robust governance. I will also be on the Curriculum, Students and Environment committee with a link to ensuring best outcomes for the most disadvantaged in our school.
I look forward to being part of the team and adding support to our fabulous school community.

Denise Allen

I am a former Eggar's pupil (Class of ’83) and a resident in Alton from 1970 to 2010.  I later attended Alton College where I obtained useful secretarial skills and then studied accountancy skills (AAT and CIMA) whilst working in a number of businesses in the Alton, Farnham and Petersfield areas over a 30 year period. For 10 years I ran the Finance and HR functions of a Surrey based Interior Design company, during which time I played a key role in the financial management of a 3 year residential project undertaken for the Royal Household in Windsor Great Park.    In 2012 I joined Ditcham Park School as Bursar’s Assistant. Promotion to the role of Deputy Bursar followed in 2013 and then to Bursar and Clerk to the Governors in early 2018.    At Ditcham Park, I am responsible for the strategic direction of all non-teaching functions and work closely with the Headmaster and the Leadership Team.    As Clerk to the Governors I have obtained extensive experience of School governance, legal and compliance matters.  For 7 years I volunteered as a Trustee and Treasurer of the School’s PTA and have extensive experience of volunteering for the charity sector including Guide Dogs for the Blind and Brain Tumour Research. 
I am a school governor at Droxford Junior School.  I live in Waterlooville with my husband.  However, my husband’s family remain in Alton and so I retain connections with the town and am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as a School Governor at Eggars.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my Husky-German Shepherd rescue dog “Maya”.
Patrick Sullivan, Head Teacher