Trustees and Governors of St Mary’s School, Hampstead.

Brief biographical details

Harvey Rands, BSc. Hons, Solicitor

Harvey Rands read Philosophy & Physics at The City University. He is a Partner of Memery Crystal LLP. In 1991, he and his wife, Anne, and other parents formed the charity that operates St. Mary’s School. He has been Chair of the Trustees since 2005 and is a co-opted member of the governing body. His four children all attended St. Mary’s.

Robert Carlysle, BA Hons (London), MBA, PGCE

Robert Carlysle read Medieval and Modern History at King’s College, London. As well as a PGCE from KCL, he holds an MBA in Educational Management from the University of Leicester and a Postgraduate Certificate in Literacy and Dyslexia from the University of York. He was the founding Headmaster of The Moat School in 1998 and retired from the Headship of More House School in April 2014. Robert has been an ISI Team Inspector since 1998.

Annabel Dumbell, BA (Oxon)

Annabel Dumbell read Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, Oxford and is a practising solicitor and Managing Director at Accenture. She became a Trustee in June 2020. Her three daughters were all educated at St Mary’s.

Amanda Gethin, BA Hons (London), MSc

Amanda Gethin studied French and Drama at the University of London and Drama at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Later she studied for an MSc in Human Resources Management and she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development. She is currently the UK Human Resources Lead for Financial Services practice and the EMEIA FSO Advisory HR Lead for Ernst & Young. Her son and daughter both attended St Mary’s.

Amelia Granger, MA (Oxon)

Amelia Granger studied Modern Languages at St. Hugh’s College Oxford. She has pursued a career in film and has worked for Working Title Films as a creative executive since 1994. Her three children have all attended St Mary’s.

Dr David Harris, MB BS. London; FRCP

David Harris studied medicine at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London, where he qualified as a doctor in 1981. Since 2002 He has been Consultant Dermatologist at the London Clinic of Dermatology. He holds a number of public appointments including the Chair of Clinical Governance at the Wellington Hospital. He was appointed a governor in 2012 and is a member of the Health and Safety Committee. His daughter attended St Mary’s School.

Sr Patricia Harriss, CJ, BA Hons, London

Sr Patricia Harriss has been involved in many aspects of education both in Britain and overseas throughout her religious life. She was Headmistress of St Mary’s School, Cambridge from 1972 to 1977. She is currently Director of Novices at the Bar Convent, York.

Susan McCarron, MA (Cantab), Solicitor

Susan McCarron read Modern and Medieval Languages at Newnham College, Cambridge and practised as a solicitor at Theodore Goddard. She became a Governor in April 2010, a Trustee in April 2012 and was Chair of Governors from 2012-2019. Her two daughters were both educated at St Mary’s.

Kevin Murphy, MA (Oxon)

Kevin Murphy read Modern History at Keble College, Oxford. His subsequent career has been spent in the City. In 1999 he and three colleagues founded Indigo Capital LLP, which provides mezzanine financing for European businesses. He was appointed a Trustee in 2007.

Sean Murphy, MA (Cantab)

Sean Murphy (Sean.Murphy@stmaryshampstead.org.uk)  read Engineering at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. After working for JP Morgan in a number of corporate finance and merger and acquisition roles, since 2000 Sean has worked in strategy and corporate development for several financial institutions including Capital One, Santander and Aviva. He is Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and was appointed Chair of Governors in January 2020. His three daughters all attended St Mary’s School.

Matthew O’Reilly, BA (Hons), PGCE

Matthew O’Reilly read German and Politics at Newcastle University, following which he taught English and worked as an interpreter and translator in Japan and Germany. Returning to live in England in 2009 he decided to pursue a teaching career. After gaining his PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge, he joined St Mary’s Cambridge in 2010 and became Head of Juniors in May 2016.

Verity Sherwood, BSc (Hons)

Verity Sherwood read Economics, Politics & Sociology at the University of Birmingham, following which she joined the Bank of England, working in commodity market supervision and balance of payments. After a period at home bringing up her three children, she taught Politics and Sociology at GCSE and A Level, before joining the Civil Service, where she worked largely in environmental policy. After taking early retirement, she worked for 14 years as Secretary to the Trustees and Governors of St Mary’s.

Keith Wilkins, CPA

Keith Wilkins was born in the United States, where he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1974. He retired from J. Walter Thompson in 2019. He has been an ex officio governor since 2000, when he became Treasurer. His two daughters attended St Mary’s.