Our Staff and Governors

Our Governors

St George’s has ten school Governors who sit on three boards: the full board, the finance and marketing sub-committee and the education sub-committee. The role of the Governors is to bring outside skills to an educational setting, offer support and strategic advice to the Senior Management Team and help shape the future strategy of the school.

To contact the Chair of Governors, Alistair Mackintosh please click here

Alternatively, Mr Mackintosh can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors, Mr James Anderson at St George's School, Wells Lane, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7DZ.

Mr A Mackintosh (Chairman)

Alistair Mackintosh spent over thirty years as a private equity investor with Actis, Prudential and 3i. He is also Chairman of Castlebay Investment Partners and Treloar Trust, and an advisor to Coronation Capital. Alistair has an MBA from the City University Business School and a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Aberdeen.

Mr E Luker, FRICS

Edward Luker was involved in the property industry for forty years with specialist interest in commercial property development, investment and finance. He was Executive Director of CB Richard Ellis as Head of Investment and subsequently became Chairman of Financial Services. Responsible for some of the country’s major shopping centres, Edward has managed the development of office blocks and created major institutional property investment portfolios. Qualification FRICS.

Mrs D Brown, MBE

Deirdre Brown was a former Georgian (1977-1984) and also a former parent (2005 - 2010). She works for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and has spent over half her career based overseas including postings in Thailand, Hungary and France. Deirdre has a particular interest in the pastoral and boarding aspects of life at St George's and in ensuring that those girls whose parents are overseas, and those parents who leave their daughters in St George's care, get all the support they need.

Mr P James

Peter is a retired company director with a wealth of experience in managing SMEs. Actively involved with St George’s since 1997, Peter’s three daughters were pupils at the school and Peter also served on the Parents Association for seven years as Deputy Chairman. Peter has been a Governor since 2004 and Chairman of the Finance and Marketing Committee for eight years. In his spare time, he is also the area Poppy Appeal Organiser, local church PCC member as Gift Aid Secretary and a Trustee and Treasurer of a local charity and Chairs the Marketing Committee at St George’s.

Mrs R Niven Hirst, Barch, RIBA

Ruth is a Georgian alumna (1994-2000). She studied Architectural Studies at Newcastle University where she gained a BA (Hons), BArch (Hons) and Diploma in Architectural Practice. She was elected to the Royal Institute of British Architects and Architects Registration Board in 2009. Ruth is the principal architect at Niven Hirst Architects based in south west London which she founded in 2019. With expertise in architecture, construction and project management, Ruth has a keen eye on the schools estate and is a member of the development and finance sub committee.

Mr A Miles, BSC, PGCE

Andrew Miles has been teaching at Eton for sixteen years. During this time he has been Head of Chemistry and a Head of Year and is currently a Housemaster. Andrew previously taught at Hillcrest Secondary School in Nairobi and The King’s School, Canterbury. He completed his degree and PGCE at Durham University. He is married to Charity and has two children. Andrew chairs the Education Committee at St George’s.

Mr P Sedgwick, MCSI

Paul spent over twenty five years of his career with some of the leading global investment banks in the City of London. During that time Paul was responsible for portfolio and risk management. In 2011, Paul left the city to establish Frank Investments, a company focused on preserving family assets.

In addition Paul was appointed Governor of the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the disabled. Paul sits on the St George's Executive and Finance Committee bringing his years of experience in finance to the table. He also chairs the Finance and Marketing Committee at St George’s.

Ms A Triccas, MA (London)

Amanda Triccas is Senior Teacher at The Godolphin and Latymer School, West London, responsible for staff development and welfare. She is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead. She has a BA Hons (First Class) in Medieval and Modern History and MA in European Labour History, both awarded by the University of London. She is currently a member of the Girls’ Schools Association Professional Development Committee and set up and coordinates the GSA London Region Safeguarding Leads cluster. Previously she was Senior Deputy Head at Francis Holland School (Regent’s Park) and before that was Assistant Deputy Head at St Paul’s Girls’ School where she taught for fourteen years.

Dr J M Gibbons, BA, MPHIL, DPHIL

James Gibbons has taught at Eton College since 2002 in the Modern Languages and History departments. He is currently a Senior House Master, (appointed 2010), a member of Eton’s Academic Development Committee and Master in Charge of the School Canteen. In 2005 he was commissioned by Cambridge International Examinations to design the Modern Languages Pre-U Examination and he has wide examining experience. Before working at Eton, he lectured in German at Worcester and Pembroke Colleges, Oxford University, taking the post of Sub Dean at Worcester, where he completed his Doctorate in German Literature. He also taught at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith and L’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris. James is married to Rachel and they have two children.

Mrs K Trueman Alexander, BA (Exeter) MLITT (Christie's)

Katie Trueman Alexander is a Georgian Alumna (2000 – 2006). Katie began her career at Christie’s working in the Estate’s, Appraisals and Valuations team before moving to hold global roles within the Post-War & Contemporary and Private & Iconic departments. Today, she runs an international art advisory company based between London, New York and Palm Beach and specialises in curating art collections and maximising their potential. Katie holds a BA in History from Exeter and a MLitt in History of Art and Art Business from Christie’s Education. Katie is a Founding Member of the V&A Young Patrons Programme and Committee Member for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.