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Wrekin College

GOVERNORS

The Governors can be contacted by post at Wrekin College, Wellington Shropshire, TF1 3BH or by email to the Headmaster's PA: info@wrekincollege.com - your message will be forwarded appropriately.

Richard Pearson - Chairman

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Richard is a parent of children at Old Hall and Wrekin College and lives in Shropshire. Educated at Reeds School, Cobham, Richard studied manufacturing and engineering at University in London. After an early career with the Mars Group Richard founded ResourceBank Recruitment in 1995. The company is now a European HR and resourcing specialist and he remains Chief Executive.
Richard is a keen cyclist, skier and an enthusiastic supporter and sponsor of local sport and charities.

 

 

Alison Dixon

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Alison joined the Governing Board in 2011 having known Wrekin College for some years through friends who are alumni. She is a commercial property lawyer and is currently a partner in a firm with offices throughout the West Midlands including Shropshire. She was previously a partner in a City law firm in London where she spent 10 years. She is married with two school age children and lives in the wilds of North Shropshire. Her interests outside of work and Wrekin are very much bound up with her family’s interests including rugby, cricket, horses and travelling. She occasionally gets a moment to pursue her main interest, which is literature!

 

 

Jonathan Grant

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After leaving Wrekin College in 1983 Jonathan gained a degree in Timber Technology before joining the family timber importing business. He changed the company's direction in the 1990s and is now Group CEO of one of the largest manufacturers of MDF Mouldings in Europe. As a previous Chairman of the OWA he has always had a keen interest and kept in close contact with the school. Living in South Manchester, Jonathan sits on various Trade Committees, he is married to Janet and they have two sons.
Amongst other sports, Jonathan still plays hockey regularly.

 

 

Mike Halewood

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Mike is an Old Wrekinian and, having left in 1980, went on to study Civil Engineering at Liverpool University. He moved to London in 1983 and became a Chartered Engineer working with Costains. In 1996 he set up his own company, designing and building commercial offices, and moved back to Cheshire in 2008 to work out of the company’s NW regional office. 
Mike has been involved with The Wrekin Foundation since 2010 and became a Governor oin 2013. He is married with two teenage boys and lives near Chester.

 

 

Penelope Hunt  

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Qualifying as a teacher in 1969, Penny taught for 15 years as a class teacher in a primary school and then as a teacher of English and Drama in a senior school. She also lived in Madrid for two years where she taught English as a Foreign Language. As well as teaching, her experience also includes posts of responsibility for pastoral care of pupils.
Penny is married and lives in Shifnal. Now retired, she is a governor of a primary school and has been a governor here since 2011.

 

 

Anthony Lock

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Anthony was a teacher at Wrekin College between 1986 and 1999. He joined the school to become Head of Maths and subsequently became Housemaster of Windsor House (during which time his two children were born), and then Second Master. He left to become Headmaster of Thorpe House School in Gerrards Cross, a post from which he retired in July 2014.
While at Wrekin he was very involved with the Chapel choir, and regularly played the chapel organ for services. His wife, Sue, also taught Biology and ICT at the school.

 

 

Toby Shaw (OW)

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Toby is an Old Wrekinian and his youngest son also attended the school as a full time boarder who was Head Boy in 2011. Toby is a Chartered Surveyor and a founding partner of Towler Shaw Roberts LLP, an award winning regional practice established in 1991. The practice specialises in all aspects of commercial properties throughout Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Taking a keen interest in sport, Toby has a strong connection with cricket in the County and the MCCA. Toby was elected Chairman of Shropshire County Cricket Club in 2011 and organises a number of fundraising events including a major annual sporting occasion at the School in support of Shropshire Cricket.Toby was invited to be a Governor in early 2013 maintaining his close and supportive affiliation with the School.

 

 

Andrew Huxley (OW)

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Andrew is an Old Wrekinian and became a Governor of the school in 2011. After leaving Wrekin College, he joined Redland Aggregates at Mount Sorrel in Leicestershire, now Lafarge Tarmac. He started as a trainee Quarry Manager, before moving into their precast concrete products division. This gave him a grounding in the concrete and construction world, before returning to Shropshire and entering the family business, Besblock, who manufacture concrete building blocks mainly for the housing industry. 
Andrew is married to Annabelle and they have a daughter, Grace, who attends The Old Hall School. He has a love of rugby and cricket and tries to attend as many school sporting events as possible. 

 

 

Anthony Herber Davies

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Tony became a governor in 2016 and is Pastor at the House of Prayer, a local Wellington church. Two of his three children attended Wrekin College and one Old Hall School. He was educated at Taunton School, Somerset and trained to be a chartered surveyor in London before serving 17 years in the Corps of Royal Engineers. He then made a vocational change, to work with people with substance misuse problems in residential rehabilitation in Shrewsbury and later with the NHS Walsall. 
Tony was a keen sportsman including rugby, cricket and squash and is an occasional beekeeper! He is married and lives locally.

 

 

Nick Wilkie (OW)

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Nick is currently chief executive of The National Childbirth Trust. His career has  mainly been in the charity sector (principally working with and for children and young people and their families) with spells as a policy adviser at HM Treasury and Cabinet Office. A governor since 2007 and Old Wrekinian, Nick was head of Bayley and head boy and thinks Wrekin was an incredible place to grow up. He read history at Cambridge and went to business school in the City. Born in Manchester and brought up in the Peak District, Nick now lives in south London with Becs, Harry and Daisy and Tom. His all time number one hero is Clement Attlee. He likes mountains and plays cricket badly.

 

 

Vicky Hughes-Hines

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Robert Mottram

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Pauline Mack

 

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