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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."

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 8 years in an IT Management role. Between 2007 - 2013  I was a volunteer Special Constable for Hampshire Constabulary, completing just over 7 years’ service in the Waterlooville and Havant area.  I have worked in schools for over 15 years, primarily in IT Support and development.
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 student of the School (Class of ’83).  I later studied accountancy (AAT and CIMA) whilst working locally for a number of companies in Alton and Farnham.  During 10 years running the Finance and HR functions of a Surrey interior design company, 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 and was promoted to the role of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors in early 2018.    In my role I am responsible for all the non-teaching functions of the School.    As Clerk I have significant experience of School governance, legal and compliance matters.  I have always enjoyed volunteering, including 7 years as a Trustee of the School’s PTA,  5 years with the Guide Dogs for the Blind and 1 year for Brain Tumour Research.  I am currently a school governor at Droxford Junior School.
Although I now live in Waterlooville, I retain family connections with Alton and am delighted to serve as a School Governor at Eggar's
Patrick Sullivan, Head Teacher