Press Release - Board of Governors (Trustees)
Posted on: 14th October 2021
The Governors are pleased to announce that John Stenhouse has joined Marie Roberts as the Joint Chair of Governors at Hockerill Anglo-European College. John will replace Dr Judith Braeckman who had been Joint Chair for the previous five years.
John has been a governor at Hockerill since September 2017 and has Chaired the College’s Risk Committee and been Vice Chair of the College’s Resources Committee. He is also link governor for ICT and Data. John’s expertise in IT, start-ups and M&A have seen him work and live in the US, Netherlands, Belgium and the UK – a true global citizen! On being successfully elected, John commented “It’s a privilege to have this opportunity to join Marie Roberts as Joint Chair of Governors at HAEC. The success of the College is testament to the extraordinary co-chairing of Judith Braeckman and Marie Roberts, and their selfless contribution to the Governance of the College. Judith has set the bar very high, and I look forward to the challenge of following the precedent set by both Judith and Marie, in working with the Governors, Principal, staff and all involved in the continuing success of HAEC.”
Marie has been a governor at Hockerill since March 2018 and Joint Chair since 2019. Marie is also link governor for Maths, SEND, Pupil Premium and Children Looked After. A management consultant for 10 years and a Financial Services Regulator for 12, Marie spent 10 years working in education before returning to Regulation in recent years. Those connected with the College for some time will remember Marie’s very successful fundraising for the College as Chair of Hockerill Parents and Friends. Marie was delighted with John’s appointment and also paid tribute to Judith Braeckman’s work as Joint Chair:
“Judith’s contribution as Co-Chair with me and with Rachel Lawson previously has been immense and we are grateful for the countless hours of input given so willingly and so wisely, not least helping to steer the College through the difficulties caused to all schools by the pandemic.”
I look forward to working with John, the governors, Principal, staff, students and parents to uphold the vision of this unique educational setting.”
Both Marie and John are parents of children who were formerly at the College, going through from Year 7 to successfully graduate as IB Diploma holders.