The Foundation Trustees

 

Chairman:
Andrew Greenway

Andrew is a Governor at RGS Worcester and has recently been a Managing Director with Accenture, a large global firm specialising in consulting, outsourcing and technology. Andrew is a Magistrate on the Worcestershire bench and a member of both Worcester Rowing Club and Worcester St John’s Cycling Club. He has four children who were all educated at the School.
Rosemary Ham
Rosemary is Chairman of Governors at RGS Worcester and has a background in teaching and educational publishing: she is a former Head of English at The Alice Ottley School and worked for OFSTED, inspecting both Senior and Junior schools. She has a degree in French and Drama from Bristol University and an MSc in Educational Management. A former Vice Chairman and Director of The English Speaking Board, she edited the journal “Speaking English”.
Nick Fairlie
Nick (BSc, FRICS) is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Formerly a Partner of GVA, an international firm of property consultants, he subsequently founded and was Managing Director of a UK wide property company specialising in commercial property investment and development. He has recently founded and is sole director of his own Property Consultancy Company. Nick is a qualified rugby coach and three of his four children are alumni of RGSW and AOS.

Annabelle Hancock
Annabelle (née Richards) attended AOS (1947-58) and subsequently forged a career in education progressing to become a Headmistress. Latterly, Annabelle was an inspector for ISI (the Independent Schools Inspectorate) which entailed visiting more than one hundred schools. Based in Chichester, Annabelle and her husband, Richard, devote considerable time as volunteers at the Cathedral as well as enjoying overseas travel.
Richard Sutcliffe
Richard is both a former pupil of the School (1953-58) and a past parent, his son Duncan attending RGSW in the Eighties. Chairman of Sutcliffe & Co., Richard has devoted his career to providing insurance services to the residents of Worcestershire and is a loyal supporter of the School as well as being a familiar presence at the Sixways Stadium amongst other local venues.

Annie Fitch
Annie taught PE at AOS and then RGSW from 1992 until 2015, finishing as Head of Lower School. An extremely popular member of the teaching staff amongst colleagues, parents and pupils, Annie worked tirelessly to reinforce the profile of girls’ sport at the School post-merger and the results of this can be clearly seen in the seamless co-educational support all pupils enjoy today. Since retiring Annie has taken up a number of charitable roles to serve the community.

Mike Ridout
Thirty six years of teaching at RGSW from 1978 through to 2014 means that Mike has influenced the lives of countless former pupils. His subject is Geography where he became Head of Department before progressing to the role of Director of Studies. His passion is Athletics where he has guided pupils of all abilities across a range of disciplines. Latterly the addition of a Springer Spaniel to the family means he and wife, Charlotte, are seldom allowed down time!