St Mary's School

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

Carroll Barry-Walsh, BSc. Hons

Carroll read Politics & Economics at the University of Bristol. She went on to qualify as a barrister and pursued a career in regulatory and banking law, in private practice and financial institutions, before establishing her own consultancy. Carroll has been Chair of Trustees since 2020. She attended St. Mary’s herself and still lives locally.

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 was an ISI Team Inspector from 1998-2014.

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.

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 qualified in medicine in 1981 at Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London. He was Consultant Dermatologist for the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust from 1993-2002 where he was joint academic postgraduate clinical tutor. Since 2002, he has been in independent practice. He has held appointments on hospital ethics committees and medical advisory committees. He was Chair of Clinical Governance at the Wellington Hospital for 14 yrs. 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

Sister 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, Cambridge, from 1972 to 1977. She is currently Director of Novices at the Bar Convent, York.

Susan McCarron JP, MA (Cantab)

Susan McCarron read Modern and Medieval Languages at Newnham College, Cambridge. She practised as a commercial real estate and environmental lawyer at Theodore Goddard and is now a Magistrate in the Family Court. She was Chair of Governors from 2012-2019 and is currently Vice Chair of Governors and a Trustee. 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 (  read Engineering at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. After working for JP Morgan in corporate finance and merger and acquisitions, Sean has worked in strategy and corporate development roles for several UK financial institutions. He was appointed Chair of Governors in January 2020. His three daughters all attended St Mary’s School.

Lucy Rands, BA (Hons)

Lucy Rands attended St Mary’s School Hampstead before moving to St Mary’s School, Ascot. After reading Theology & Religious Studies at Bristol University, she pursued a career in film. In 2014, she set up Lucy Rands Casting and is a member of the CDG. After her father stood down as Chair of Trustees in December 2020, Lucy was proud to be able to continue the family association with St Mary’s as a Governor and member of the Education and Staffing Committee.

Verity Sherwood, BSc (Hons)

Verity Sherwood read Economics, Politics & Sociology at the University of Birmingham, following which she joined the Bank of England as a graduate trainee, working in commodity market supervision and balance of payments. After a lengthy period at home bringing up her three children, she taught Politics and Sociology at GCSE and A Level. She then joined the Civil Service where she worked largely in EU environmental policy and latterly as Honours Secretary for the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions. After taking early retirement, she worked part-time 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 is Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and has been an ex officio governor since 2000 when he became Treasurer. His two daughters attended St Mary’s.