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Board of Governors

  • H Veary Esq (Chairman)
  • Mrs A Brown
  • Mrs C Henderson
  • P Hucklesby Esq
  • Mrs F Kirk
  • M Rickards Esq
  • D Ritchie Esq
  • Mrs S Robinson


  • P Mallinson Esq

Eagle House School Governors

Eagle House School is owned by Wellington College, and although run as an independent school, is part of the same charity registration. The school has its own governing body, known as the Council, with powers delegated by the governing body of Wellington College.

The current members of Council are:

* Denotes Governor and Trustee of Wellington College 


*H. Veary

Educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and Durham University (Classics), Howard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Spicer & Pegler in 1976 and became a Partner in 1985. He was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche from 1990 - 2009. His son left Wellington in 2008, having also attended Eagle House. Howard is a keen golfer.

Mrs A Brown

Head Teacher of Nine Mile Ride Primary School, Wokingham

Mrs C Henderson

Cressida joined Wellington College in 1993. She was Head of French from 1996-2002, then became Head of The Middle School until 2010. She worked part-time at The Wellington Academy 2010 - 2014, representing College on SLT in this state-independent school partnership. 

Cressida became an Assistant Head at College in 2011 and was designated as a Specialist Leader in Education in December 2013. She also was part of a project team for the new Wellington Primary Academy which opened in September 2014.

Cressida became Assistant Head of College in 2014 (Co-curricular) overseeing the Arts, Service, Enrichment and Leadership.  

She is a qualified LTA coach (tennis) and AENA netball umpire and coaches both these sports at College. 

*Mrs F Kirk

Educated at Lawnside School, Gt Malvern and Exeter University (English and French Law) and qualifying as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and avocat au Barreau de Paris, Felicity then spent 5 years working for Clifford Chance in Paris and Tokyo before returning to London to set up their pro bono programme. She joined US law firm White & Case in 2000 as Director of Pro Bono and in 2013 became Executive Director of Lawyers Without Borders UK, managing projects involving lawyers who offer their services to rule of law projects, capacity building and access to justice initiatives. Her 3 children went to Eagle House with 2 boys going on to Wellington.

P. Hucklesby

Educated at Oxford and Harvard in Biochemistry. Worked for 12 years in marketing consumer goods, finishing up running the marketing department of Johnson and Johnson UK. Decided to become a teacher and worked at Eton College for one year and then at Wellington College for 23 years. Now retired. Roles at Wellington were Head of Biology, Director of Studies for 10 years, Overseas Director and ITT Co-ordinator. 

M. Rickards

Educated at The King’s School, Canterbury, and then read Engineering Science at St.John’s College, Oxford. Has held various management positions in UK, American and Japanese engineering companies, mainly supplying the printing industry. Currently the European Managing Director for Komori Corporation, the largest Japanese manufacturer of printing presses. Has chaired national organisations and federations related to the industry. Lives in Sandhurst, two sons educated at Eagle House and Wellington. Served on the Council since 1992.

*D. Ritchie

Duncan Ritchie was educated at Radley College and St Andrews University, where golf featured rather more than academic studies! He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, and then moved into the world of Information Technology, typically working for American Companies who had recently gone public, and wanted to expand into Europe and the rest of the world.

Duncan lives locally, and as well as advising small IT companies, also conducts Finance training sessions for non financial people. Recreational activities include Golf, shooting and fishing.

Duncan sits on the Wellington College Risk & Audit Committee. 

Mrs S Robinson

Born at Eagle House, daughter of Paul Wootton, Headmaster from 1939 to 1968. Educated at Queen Annes, Caversham. A Magistrate on the main Aldershot Bench from 1982 – 1989 and on the Juvenile Bench from 1986 – 1989. After raising a family returned to full-time work in 1989 initially as a Sales Agent for a small business lobby group then latterly as their Parliamentary Officer at Westminster. Currently on the fund raising committee for Hampshire Youth Clubs. Father and three uncles were Old Wellingtonians.

Ex Officio Members of Council

*  P Mallinson

Vice President and Chairman of Governors Wellington College


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