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Governor Profiles

Robert Vaux


Susie Blundell





Ginnie Fairhurst


Chair of Governors, 

Robert joined the Governing Body as a Foundation Governor in January 2015, soon after moving into the area.  He is a parishioner at Sacred Heart, Tisbury.  His first career was as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment, followed by a further 20+ years as a school bursar, spending part of this time in the maintained school sector and part in the independent sector.  Robert is Chair of our Resources Committee, and also sits on the Pay Panel.

Foundation Governor

Susie has been on the Governing Board since March 2013 and is a regular worshipper at Sacred Heart, Tisbury. She was Chair between December 2014 and 2017. Her background is in the arts, charity sector and event fundraising. Currently, she is Chair of the Art Fund Wiltshire fundraising committee and also works in membership at the V&A and is a Honorary Steward at Wimbledon.  She previously worked at the Tate Gallery and the Institute of Fundraising and had a past career in the agricultural industry as an economist and marketing strategist in various agricultural commodities and British food.  Susie is RE and Maths Link Governor.

Foundation Governor

Ginnie is a practising Catholic educated at Woldingham. Married and mother of two daughters and grandmother to 5. She attended the College of Estate Management in London and went on to work in property, currently running her own business in property management.  She is Safeguarding Governor. 

Andy Bazen


Vice Chair, Foundation Governor

Andy has been working in Catholic Education for almost 30 years, specialising in teaching English Language and Literature to 11-18 year olds. He has experience as a Head and Deputy Head in three Local Authorities. Andy plays cricket for Fonthill Park and has  played football semi-professionally. He continues to coach at Salisbury City. Andy is chair of Education Committee, link governor for SEND and Pupil Premium.

Helen Christie


Foundation Governor

Helen Christie is a practising Catholic, married to a soldier in the British Army, and has 3 children.  She spent most of her childhood in Tisbury and was a pupil at Wardour for 4 years.  Having moved house 14 times in 18 years, she has worked in many different environments and is currently a school secretary at Port Regis Prep School.  Helen was appointed as a Foundation Governor in September 2018 and is currently Health and Safety Governor.

Roger Sheppard


Chloe King


Nick Wright


Rebecca Liddington


Katie Weston


James Greig


Parent Governor

Roger Sheppard is a Parent Governor who has two children at Wardour.  His career has taken him to the heart of major national celebrations, leading projects for both the UK and French Governments and working with cutting edge technology companies to showcase new products and concepts. 


Parent Governor

Chloe King is a Parent Governor who has seen three children through the school over the course of the last decade.  She has been writing professionally for twenty years and her journalism work regularly appears in national newspapers.  She is attendance Governor.


Foundation Governor

Nick Wright became a Foundation Governor in December 2019, as the representative of the Wardour Chapel Trust, of which he is a trustee.  He is a regular Altar server at Wardour Chapel.  He served in the Royal Navy from 1968-2002 when he joined the Royal Household based at Buckingham Palace.  He retired from full time palace employment in 2019, although he is still employed part time there.  He is married with four children and four grand children.

Foundation Governor

Rebecca Liddington is a Foundation Governor.  She has two children who both attended Wardour and is Head of Pre Prep at Port Regis School.  Rebecca is Literacy and EYFS link Governor.


Staff Governor

Katie has taught at Wardour for over 10 years.  She currently teaches Year 3 and 4 and is Science lead.




Local Authority Governor

James is a qualified solicitor.  He worked in a City law firm (Linklaters) from 1985 to 1991, specialising in corporate law/M&A law for firms in the financial services sector. He was then was one of the 4 founder partners, setting up the law firm associated with Arthur Andersen. Following the collapse of AA, in the Enron crash, James worked as a partner for US firm Wilmer Cutler, based in Washington DC, USA. He joined Barclays where he heads the regulatory relations team for Barclays Bank.

James is married, to Celia and has 3 children.

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