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.
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!

Emma Bentley Hughes
An alumna, Emma was a pupil at The Alice Ottley School (1981-86) and her daughters are currently at the Senior School having previously attended the RGS Prep schools. Emma’s volunteering on behalf of pupils and the School can be traced back to her willingness to serve as Chair of the Springfield Parents Association. She owns and runs an independent financial advisory service with her husband.
Gary Rouse
A former pupil of RGS (1981-88), Gary renewed his link with the School when his daughters joined RGS The Grange. Sophie was appointed Head Girl in 2016 and is now enjoying life at the Senior School. Gary heads up the Worcestershire Team and is a director at BDO, which is a global accounting and business services provider. He has created the annual Worcestershire Growth Report which is vital reading for those tracking the economic development and business opportunities within our region.
Jonny Arr
A Worcester sporting legend, Jonny has played professional rugby for the Worcester Warriors since leaving RGS. During his time at the School (1999-07) he excelled both academically and across all sports, in his own words “making the most of every opportunity that an RGS education offered”. He achieved that rare distinction of being capped 200 times for a single club and did so in his testimonial year during which he raised funds for several charities. Jonny’s sisters attended The Alice Ottley School and his mother taught at Springfield for a number of years so Jonny has a deep appreciation of the School’s recent history.
Tim Curtis
Entering RGS in 1970 as a fresh-faced pupil a year ahead of his peers was the early indicator of this dedicated scholar, sportsman, coach, and teacher. Tim was appointed School Captain in 1977-78 before heading to Durham University. He returned to RGS as a part-time teacher while forging his professional career with Worcestershire County Cricket Club where he was appointed captain and was selected to play for England. Tim subsequently joined RGS full-time as an English teacher until his retirement in 2016, at which point he was also Director of Sport. Tim’s wife, Pippa, coached Netball for a number of years at RGS and their three children were educated at the School.