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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)

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

A former student of the School (Class of ’83), I studied in accountancy 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 for the Royal Household in Windsor. In 2012 I joined Ditcham Park School, and between April 2018 and May 2022 I served as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. The Bursar is responsible for all the non-teaching functions of the School, in addition to asset management and development including buildings and infrastructure.  As Clerk I was responsible for advising the Board on governance, legal and compliance matters.  I now work for the Independent Schools Bursars Association as Head of Advice and Guidance.   Both experiences will enable me to support Eggar's in multiple areas, particularly those relating to finance, facilities and risk. I currently sit on the Finance and Personnel Committee in addition to the Pay Committee of the School.    

Mark Young

I joined as a Parent Governor in December 2021, fresh to the school governor role, although I have served for several years as a trustee of the professional institute that I belong to.  I've been working in transport safety since 2012 having spent most of my career before that as a university academic.  I have two children at Eggar's and have been really pleased with how well the school has treated them both, so I wanted to join the Governing Body to give something back.

David Myerscough

I joined the Board of Governors in December last year, and I am delighted to have done so.
I have recently moved back to Alton after living abroad for the last 11 years. I have a daughter at Eggar's and have been impressed with how she has been welcomed into the school.
Having started my career as a teacher, I moved into Human Resources and currently work as a Human Resources Director for a Civil Engineering company. I hope that, with my experience, I will be able to give something back to the school.

Cate Terry

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I joined the Board of Governors in December 2021 as a Parent Governor as I wanted to join the wider Eggar's community. My eldest child began Year 7 at Eggar's in September 2021 and the school has assisted her in having a very positive transition into secondary school. 
My career has been focused on teaching throughout, starting with teaching Business Studies in Secondary Schools and 6th Form College; currently I teach accessible yoga and wellbeing courses in the community via libraries across Hampshire. I am passionate to share learning with as many people as possible.
I hope to contribute to the governing body and support Eggar's to continue to provide a wonderful holistic experience for its students. 
Patrick Sullivan, Head Teacher