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The Ladies' College

Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors meet twice a term. To contact the Board of Governors please write to:

Miss Elizabeth Bridge, Clerk to the Board of Governors, The Ladies' College, Les Gravées, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1RW

 Kate Richards

Mrs Kate Richards
Chairman of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Strategic Relations Committee)

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Kathryn (Kate) is an old girl of the school.  She also educated her daughter at The Ladies’ College where she served as Head Girl.  Prior to her first membership of the Board in 1998, Kate was President of The Ladies’ College Guild.  She has had an extensive professional career most notably as Joint Managing Director of Organization Development Limited (ODL) from 1989 – 2014.  Through that period she led project work on skills and competence development for the private sector in Guernsey and the United Kingdom and for English Government Departments including the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office.

 John Marren

Mr John Marren
Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Chairman of the Nominations Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee)

Mr Marren is a Director of Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited (“NTIFAS”) where he is Head of Client Servicing. He currently holds a number of non-executive board appointments in fund management and investment companies. John trained as a Chartered Accountant in Sligo in the north-west of Ireland where he is from. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Galway in Ireland, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a Member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. He is married with one daughter who attends The Ladies’ College.
 Mary Short 2

Dr Mary Short
Member of the Board of Governors

Dr Short has been Headmistress of St Helen's School, Northwood (a large day school for girls aged 3-18) since 2011. Prior to this she was Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls [Elstree], with her 30 year career having included roles with responsibility for professional development and pastoral matters. Dr Short graduated in Medieval and Modern History from University College London and went on to gain a PGCE at the Institute of Education in London and a PhD from St John’s College, Cambridge. Dr Short is also a governor at Orley Farm School in North London.

 Heidi Soulsby

Deputy Heidi Soulsby
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Finance Committee, Member of the Strategic Relations Committee)

Deputy Soulsby is a serving Deputy of the States of Guernsey. She was first elected in 2012 and is currently the President of the Committee for Health and Social Care. A Chartered Accountant, Deputy Soulsby qualified in the City of London, before moving to Guernsey in 1990. She was a director at KPMG and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG before setting up mondomundi, a 'not just for profit' company with her husband in 2006. She has two children, her daughter is currently educated at The Ladies’ College, and is a keen cyclist.

 Catharine Walter

Mrs Catharine Walter
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Chairman of the Estates Committee, Member of the Development Committee)

Mrs Walter is an executive director of Walter Property Limited, a family-owned company that invests in Guernsey and Jersey property. She also serves as a director on a number of other property development and investment companies in the Channel Islands and property funds with assets in the UK, and other jurisdictions. She began her career in nursing and general practice, which included working as a lecturer in general practice administration in London and working as practice manager of the largest medical practice in Guernsey for twenty years. She continues her links with the medical profession by acting as the Honorary Secretary of the local Division of the British Medical Association. She was appointed an Associate Governor in September 2014 where her property expertise has assisted with the Phase 3 Development.

 Cathy Perkins

Miss Cathy Perkins
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Estates Committee, Member of the Development Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)

A qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ post-qualification experience working in both practice and global organisations, Miss Perkins is responsible for financial reporting in Specsavers Optical Group. A strong supporter of education for girls, she is an alumna and currently has three daughters at The Ladies’ College. She plays an active role in college life and is vice chair of The Ladies’ College PTA and a Committee member of The Ladies’ College Guild.

 Caroline Chan

Advocate Caroline Chan
Member of the Board of Governors
(Other positions held: Member of the Nominations Committee, Member of the Strategic Relations Committee, Chairman of the Development Committee)

Advocate Chan is an Old Girl and a former Head Girl. After leaving The Ladies’ College, she studied Law at St Anne’s College, Oxford and is now a partner in Mourant Ozannes’ corporate law team. Before returning home, Advocate Chan qualified as a solicitor in both England and Hong Kong, whilst working for Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong for 9 years. She is married with three children and particularly enjoys following tennis and hockey.

Associate Governors


 Simon Elliott

Mr Simon Elliott
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Strategic Relations Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)

Mr Elliott was educated at Clifton College Bristol, The University of Birmingham where he read Civil Engineering and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His career in the Oil and Gas industry which followed a period in the British Army has taken him to work in the Middle East, Russia and Europe. He moved to Guernsey in 2009 with his wife, who was educated at The Ladies' College and his daughter, who attends now.

 Robert Hanna

Dr Robert Hanna
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Estates Committee, Member of the Finance Committee)

Dr Hanna has been a family doctor in Guernsey for 26 years, has held senior positions in local primary care and a partner in the Islandhealth group. He holds directorships in pharmacy and property companies in Guernsey and is a trustee at Le Platon home. He is married with three daughters, all educated at The Ladies' College. 

 Di Stenner

Mrs Diana Stenner
Associate Governor
(Other positions held: Member of the Development Committee)

Mrs Stenner is an Account Director at Orchard PR and advises clients in a diverse range of business sectors. A member of the CIPR she began her public relations career in the City working in-house for a multinational FTSE 100 company. A local Guernsey girl she returned to the island with her husband Mark and two young children some 17 years ago.

 Allister Langlois

Mr Allister Langlois
Associate Governor

Allister Langlois is semi-retired following a varied career in education, business consultancy and Guernsey politics. Most recently he was Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Social Security in the States of Guernsey, the national government of the island. He also carried lead political responsibility for staffing, wages and pensions and for a period of time was Deputy Education Minister. Before that Allister was Joint Managing Director of a company providing a range of consultancy services throughout the United Kingdom and further field with particular emphasis on training and education. In the first phase of his career, Allister was a lecturer in management and finance in further and higher education