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Governor Profiles

Robert Vaux


Adele Cordle


Susie Blundell




Ginnie Fairhurst


Maria Young


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 a member of our Resources Committee, and also sits on the Pay Panel.

Foundation Governor

Adele is a foundation governor. Adele had a successful career in accountancy, banking and finance. She is married with 2 children. She lives locally and attends Sacred Heart in Tisbury.


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.


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. 


Foundation Governor

Maria is a practising Catholic who is married to a professional singer, and is mother to two sons, one teaching at Worth and the other still a student. After studying at Durham and Cambridge, Maria has been a Director of Music for most her working life and is now the Headmistress of St Mary’s school, Shaftesbury. 

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 Vice Chair, Science and Forest School Governor and is on the Education Committee.

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

Roger Sheppard is a Parent Governor who has two children at Wardour.

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