Our Governors

The Governors of Giggleswick School come from a variety of backgrounds. All are volunteers and may not, as Charity Trustees, receive any remuneration for the work they carry out on behalf of the Charity.


There are three ‘Representative’ Governors:

One appointed by the Provost and Fellows of The Queen's College, Oxford;
One appointed by the Council of St John's College, Cambridge;
One appointed by the Master and Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge.

The remaining Governors are co-opted Governors and serve for an initial term of five years, and are thereafter eligible for re-election for unlimited terms, up to their seventy-fifth birthday. There are to be a minimum of fourteen and a maximum of twenty-one Governors at any time. Governors are elected by their colleagues to serve on the following Committees:

The Finance and Strategy Committee, the Academic and Co-Curricular Committee, the Boarding and Pastoral Committee, the Investment Committee and the Nominations Committee. There are detailed terms of reference for each of these Committees.

Giggleswick School Govenors

Accordion Mrs Heather Hancock
Mrs Heather Hancock is Chair of the Food Standards Agency, non-executive Chair of Wavelength Limited, and Chairman of the Development Board for St John’s College Cambridge. She was a Managing Partner of Deloitte in the UK from 2007 until 2014, and also served as a member of Deloitte’s global leadership team and as an elected member of the UK firm’s governance Board. During her career with Deloitte, Mrs Hancock led Deloitte's services to the Olympic and Paralympic movements globally, including in delivering the London 2012 Games. She was Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director of the IAAF World Athletics Championships and IPC Athletics Championships from 2012 to 2016. Mrs Hancock has served as a Trustee, and chair of the audit committee, of The Prince’s Trust, the International Business Leaders Forum and as a Director of the Global Social Progress Initiative. In June 2014, she reported on a year-long independent review of bias and impartiality in the BBC's Rural Affairs coverage. Mrs Hancock was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2013 New Year Honours, in recognition of her service to the Royal Family. Her career includes roles as Private Secretary to three Home Secretaries, Chief Executive of The Millennium Commission and of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and she chaired the BBC’s advisory Committee on Rural Affairs. Mrs Hancock is married with two children (both of whom have attended Giggleswick), and lives in North Yorkshire.
Mrs Hancock is Chair of the Finance and Strategy Committee and an ex-officio member of all the Governors’ Committees.
Accordion Mr Andrew Mullins
Mr Andrew Mullins was educated at Dulwich College and Durham University where he read Mathematics. He also has an MBA from the City University Business School. He was commissioned in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, after which he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. Until 2006, he worked for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities in the Capital Markets Division, playing a key role in the development and management of the derivatives section. He lives near Skipton in North Yorkshire.
Mr Mullins is a member of the Finance and Strategy Committee and Chairman of the Boarding and Pastoral and Investment Committees.
Accordion Mr Andrew Brocklehurst
Mr Andrew Brocklehurst was educated as a day pupil at Catteral Hall, (now Giggleswick Junior School), and at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, where he obtained an MA in economics and politics. He also took an MBA from the Open University Business School. He has been an independent consultant for high growth start up businesses, having spent much of his career advising and running companies in this sector. He is qualified as a Chartered Director. He has been a Governor since 2005.
Mr Brocklehurst is a member of the Finance and Strategy and Investment Committees, and the Governors’ representative on the Joint Consultative Committee.
Accordion Mr Ian Cornelius
Mr Ian Cornelius is Commercial Director of Skipton Building Society as well as being a member of the Group Board, Executive, Retail Credit and Asset & Liability Committees, and Chairman of the Skipton International Limited Board.  He was previously Commercial Director of Homeloan Management Limited, and held senior roles at Virgin Money, Bradford & Bingley, Capital One and Boots. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Incommunities Group Ltd.  He lives near Skipton and has a son who recently went on to Manchester University from Giggleswick and a daughter who is currently at Giggleswick School.  He was appointed a Governor in 2017.
Accordion Mr Mark Corner
Mr Mark Corner was educated at Southmoor Technical School Sunderland and The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology where he read Chemical Engineering. He also has an MBA from Manchester Business School. He retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2009 after 30 years working in a variety of roles including Chemicals, Corporate and Government Affairs, and global Exploration and Production. He has been resident and worked in the UK, Argentina, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Holland. He has lived with his family in Langcliffe since 2009, acquiring a home there several years before when the first of his four children started attending Giggleswick School.
Mr Corner is a member of the Finance and Strategy, Academic and Co-Curricular and Investment Committees. He is also the Governors’ representative of the School’s Health and Safety Committee.
Accordion Dr Matthias Dőrrzapf
Dr Matthias Dőrrzapf is Senior Tutor of St John’s College, Cambridge. He is Director of Studies in Mathematics and College Lecturer in Mathematics. He was born and educated in Germany. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and has worked in financial mathematics with an international bank in Frankfurt and New York. He was then a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard University before returning to the Applied Mathematics Department in Cambridge. He is the Representative Governor for St John’s College, Cambridge.
Accordion Mr John Ellacott
Mr John Ellacott is an Old Giggleswickian (Catteral Hall & Nowell 1971 - 1981) and former Deputy Head of School. He lived in Giggleswick for many years and was a day pupil.  He was also educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Partner in KPMG, based in the Leeds office.  He lives near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  He has been a Governor of the school since 2003. 
Mr Ellacott is a member of the Finance and Strategy Committee and is Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Accordion Miss Sarah Fox
Sarah Fox is an Old Giggleswickian (Catteral Hall & Carr 1985 - 1992). She was born and brought up in Giggleswick where her father was a long standing member of staff and until 2013, the OG Liaison Officer. She was also educated at the University of London where she studied Music, and at the Royal College of Music. She is now an internationally renowned singer in the world of classical music and the opera. 
Accordion Mrs Gilly Harper
Mrs Gilly Harper is an old Giggleswickian (Paley 1984 - 1986). She was born and brought up in Giggleswick, where her father was a longstanding Housemaster, subsequently becoming deputy head.  She gained a BA (Hons) from Surrey University, with a placement year at Edinburgh University.  She taught at two independent schools from 1990 to 1993, before pursuing a career in the animation and television industries, becoming a presenter for Granada TV.  She is married with two children and two stepchildren, and lives in Manchester.
Mrs Harper is a member of the Academic and Co-Curricular and Boarding and Pastoral Committees.
Accordion Miss Adele Hudson
Miss Adele Hudson was educated at Wakefield Girls' High School and Harrogate Grammar School.  She read English at Christ's College, Cambridge, and she is the College's Representative Governor.  Her early career was spent as a Chartered Surveyor specialising in rural estate management including acting as adviser to British Coal for their farming portfolio in Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria following the coal industry privatisation, and advising the Ministry of Defence on land management issues relating to a Public Local Inquiry into army training at Warcop in Cumbria.  She then advised a number of charities on strategy and risk management including time spent as Interim Chief Executive of Herriot Hospice Homecare in Northallerton.  Adele’s current role is Chief Executive of a small charity in Ripon which provides development opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.
Miss Hudson is a member of the Boarding and Pastoral Committee and the Governors’ representative on the Joint Consultative Committee.
Accordion Mr Andrew Jarman
Mr Andrew Jarman was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and read Mathematics at Hertford College, Oxford. This was followed by a PGCE and a career in teaching across the country, including nine years as the Director of Studies at Cheltenham College and latterly eleven years as the Headmaster of Lancaster Royal Grammar School. In the latter part of his career he returned to the classroom, teaching part-time in a comprehensive academy near his home in Lancaster, and is now retired. He is married with three children.
Mr Jarman is a member of the Boarding and Pastoral Committee and Chairman of the Academic and Co-Curricular Committee. He is also the Nominated Governor for Safeguarding and the Governors’ representative for AGBIS.
Accordion The Hon William Kay-Shuttleworth
The Hon William Kay-Shuttleworth was educated at Eton College and Leeds University, where he read English Literature and Language.  He completed his PGCE at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He taught at Garforth Academy, before becoming Assistant Principal at Ruth Gorse Academy in central Leeds. He is married and lives in Leeds.
Mr Kay-Shuttleworth is a member of the Academic and Co-Curricular and Boarding and Pastoral Committees.
Accordion Ms Phoebe Lebrecht
Ms Phoebe Lebrecht is an old Giggleswickian (Catteral Hall 2001 - 2003, Style 2003-2008) and a former Head of Style. She was also educated at Newcastle University, where she read Politics. She founded the startup, Glass Digital Media in 2013 and is currently developing a new venture Confab Social. She lives in Hove, East Sussex. 
Ms Lebrecht is the appointed ‘Young OG Governor’ and a member of the Academic and Co-Curricular Committee.
Accordion Dr Peter Neumann
Dr Peter Neumann OBE was educated at Hymers, Hull before studying Mathematics at The Queen’s College, Oxford. He was elected Junior Research Fellow in Pure Mathematics at Queen’s in 1964 and became a Tutorial Fellow in 1966 and Lecturer in the University in 1967. He taught all branches of pure mathematics to undergraduates. He served as Dean of Degrees from 1968 to 1973, Tutor for Admissions 1980 to 1986, Senior Tutor 1990 to 1995 and 2004 to 2008, and Secretary to the Queen’s Association 2000 to 2008. He served on the Council of the London Mathematical Society (LMS), as Chairman of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT), as President of the British Society for History of Mathematics (BSHM), as a member (representing the International Mathematical Union) of the Executive Committee of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM). His OBE in 2008 was for ‘services to education’. He officially retired in 2008 and was elected to an Emeritus Fellowship of Queen’s.  He has published over 130 articles, reviews and books, mainly on algebra and its history. Dr Neumann is the Representative Governor for The Queen’s College, Oxford.
Accordion Sir Gary Verity
Sir Gary Verity Since his appointment as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire in 2008 Sir Gary has successfully raised the profile of Yorkshire at a regional, national and international level. He led the winning bid to bring the Grand Depart of the Tour de France - the world’s largest annual sporting event - to Yorkshire in 2014 which brought £102 million in economic benefit to the region. It has now been followed up with Yorkshire’s very own international stage race, The Tour de Yorkshire, which has drawn record crowds since its inception in 2015. Sir Gary was knighted in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Tourism and the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014. A passionate Yorkshireman, in his spare time Sir Gary is also an award-winning Dales sheep farmer and lives on a working farm near Leyburn.
Sir Gary is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Accordion Mr Rod Waldie
Mr Rod Waldie is an Old Giggleswickian (Nowell 1981-1986) and former Head of School. After reading History at Manchester University, he qualified as a Solicitor and joined Weightmans, Solicitors in Liverpool. He was also a Partner at Halliwell Landau before joining Gateleys, Solcitors where he is a Partner and Head of Office and Head of the Gateleys’ National Real Estate Services Group. He lives in Hale, Cheshire.
Mr Waldie is a member of the Finance and Strategy and Nominations Committees.