Jeremy is the Edgeborough Chair of Governors. A former Edgeborough parent, he became a governor in 2014, and was appointed Chair of Governors in 2017. He is a chartered accountant, and a former partner in Ernst & Young. His current roles are focussed in the charitable sector, including involvement in higher education.
N.B. May all correspondence for the Chair be sent to: 84 Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3AH
Lee Walton Beckett
After years as a Director of a manufacturing business, Lee started his own business in 1995 offering administration services and organising exhibitions and conferences for the Airline industry, with the nature of the business taking him all over the world. Lee now acts as a business consultant and enjoys helping companies meet their many and varied objectives.
Both of his sons went to Edgeborough and he was very happy to accept an invitation to join the Board of Governors in 2012, where he feels the school has gone from strength to strength during a very challenging time for the Independent School sector.
Rod is a retired solicitor and he specialised in defamation and privacy law. He has three sons all of whom went to Edgeborough and all of whom loved their time at the school. Rod has been a governor since 2012 and plays an active role in assisting on any legal problems which may arise, when he is not attending art classes or walking Bramble, the family Labrador.
Melanie was elected as a governor in May 2017. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG where she was involved mainly in the banking sector. More recently she has undertaken a number of voluntary treasurer roles. Melanie is married to husband Philip and they have three daughters, Lucy, Rachel and Emily, who all attended and loved Edgeborough!
A Governor at Edgeborough since 2010 and Chair for two years between 2015 and 2017, Pat’s career background has been varied, having worked in the utility sector for much of her working life. Since then Mrs Fulker has worked with a number of non-profit organisations including Business in the Community, Rainbow Trust and Together for Short Lives, as well as being a non-executive director of CORGI.
Chris became a Governor at Edgeborough in December 2017. Upon graduating from Oxford University he entered the teaching profession and since 2010 has held the post of Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Churcher’s College in Petersfield. In his current role, as well as overseeing pastoral care in the school, Chris has a particular responsibility for safeguarding and regulatory compliance. Married to wife Melissa, who is a Solicitor, they have 3 daughters, all of whom are at Churcher’s. A passionate sportsman, Chris has a particular interest in hockey, cricket and Liverpool Football Club.
Neeraj is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Secure Trust Bank PLC. After leaving Imperial College, London where he studied Aeronautical Engineering Neeraj joined the RAF and trained as a Fast Jet Pilot before joining Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He joined RBS in 2001 where he undertook a number of Senior Finance roles, latterly as Group Finance Director of Lombard. Neeraj has a seat on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales representing Banking and is the Chairman of its Financial Services Faculty. He is also a Trustee of the poverty charity Turn2Us. He is married to wife Rachael and has two children, one in Year 3 and another who was a recent Year 8 Leaver at the school.
Sian has been a governor at Edgeborough for seven years and has specific responsibility for child protection and Health and Safety. She is a former parent with both of her sons attending Edgeborough. Sian is now retired having spent her working life as a town planner.
Dr Andrea Saxel
Graduating from Liverpool University in 1992 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, and then again in 1996 with Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, Andrea worked in chemical research for Oxford Diversity until 1998 when she left industry to take up a teaching post at Bedford School. In 2002 she moved to Cranleigh School as Head of Chemistry and joined the Senior Management team there in 2007 as Senior Teacher. In 2012 she took up a pastoral role as Housemistress in a boarding house of 115 girls which she thoroughly enjoyed and in 2016 was appointed as Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Cranleigh.
She is married to Richard, who is the Head of Performance at Cranleigh and they have two young daughters, aged 8 and 9. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and cooking.
Michael was appointed in February 2015 and is also the Chairman of the Strategic Development Committee. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1986 and subsequently from City University in 1989 with an MBA in Real Estate and Finance. Michael owns, with his wife, an FCA authorised and regulated real estate investment management business with six European offices and is also the parent of two children who currently go to Edgeborough in Years 4 and 7.
Jonathan joined the governing body in 2018, having served as an independent preparatory school headmaster for 21 years. After a brief career in the Royal Marines, he began his teaching career at Latymer Upper School, before deciding to join the prep school world at… Edgeborough, where he was Head of PE from 1985-1988. His first headship was at the City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead, followed by Beachborough School in Northamptonshire and, lastly, Cheltenham College Preparatory School. Jonathan has two daughters, one at university and one in the VIth Form at Cheltenham College. An enthusiastic supporter of an all-round preparatory school education through to 13, Jonathan chairs the Education Committee.
Charlie joined the Board in 2019. He was a stockbroker, equity analyst and fund manager before becoming a consultant to mining companies. He is currently studying for an MA in World History. Two of his three children went to Edgeborough where they both thrived.
Caroline was elected to the Board of Governors in March 2019. Caroline trained and practised as an employment lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP and in subsequent years at Olswang LLP.
As a Senior Associate in the City, Caroline advised on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including reorganisation programmes, discrimination, whistleblowing and executive disputes in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. She also enjoyed devising and running in-house training programmes for management and HR.Following a career break to raise three children, Caroline now works as a consultant employment solicitor for Starford, acting for a range of clients from City law firms, medium-sized enterprises and senior executives. She is married to James and their young children skip, run and jump into Edgeborough every day.