Rokeby Educational Trust Limited is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

The Trustees of the charity and directors of the company are known as Governors. Many Governors are parents or ex-parents of boys at the school. The Governors have responsibility for setting and monitoring the overall strategic direction of the company, approving decisions reserved to Governors and appointing key members of staff.

The day-to-day management of Rokeby Educational Trust Limited lies with the Head who has overall responsibility for the school, and the Bursar who takes particular responsibility for the non-academic aspects.

Governors’ Profiles

Mrs Deirdre Davidson joined the Governors in March 2017 and was appointed Chair in 2018. She majored in Political Science and English Literature at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) She was a journalist for a number of years in the United States, working for publications including The Miami Herald, Legal Times and The Washington Post. She and her husband reside in Wimbledon and have three sons who attend Rokeby.

Mr Bruce Allen joined the Governors in September 2012.  He was educated at Clifton College in Bristol and qualified in 1991 as a Chartered Architect following Edinburgh University. He and his wife, Dina, live in Kingston and have two sons, one still at Rokeby and the other at Millfield (having been at Rokeby).

Mrs Annabel Evans-Tovey was appointed a Governor in September 2012. She has been a barrister for more than 20 years practicing in Family Law, specialising in child care matters. She was educated at Benenden School, read Slavonic Studies at Nottingham University and Law at the University of Westminster. She is married and had a son at Rokeby (now at Harrow) and two daughters at Wimbledon High School.

Dr Andrew Mayfield joined the board of Governors in September 2012. He is the Director of Admissions at St Paul’s School. After reading Mathematics at Manchester and Oxford Universities, he joined St Paul’s and has since taken on a variety of roles within the school. Andrew and his wife, Lucy, live in Sheen with their four children. The two eldest boys attended St Paul’s School, the youngest is in his second year and their daughter attends Esher College. Andrew is a keen musician and sportsman.

Mrs Janice Price joined the board of Governors in March 2017. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Magistrate sitting on the adult and family benches and she is currently the Chair of Albert & Friends Instant Circus, a charity based in Hammersmith. She specialises in business, accounting and common sense; and when not spending time with her three teenaged sons, none of whom attended Rokeby, she enjoys reading, researching recipes and cookery techniques and has just started to learn to play the piano.

Mrs Anna Priest joined the Governors in June 2015. She is a Board Level Marketing Director in the media industry having worked in senior marketing and creative positions for BBC, Comic Relief and leading global broadcaster, A+E Networks. She has a degree in Communication Studies from Leeds University and an MA in Marketing. Anna is married to Matt and has a son at Rokeby and a daughter at Holy Cross.

Mr James Thompson joined the board of Governors in September 2017. He is in his ninth year as Head of Royal Russell Junior School. A coeducational 3-11 independent day school of 340+ pupils in Croydon. Prior to Royal Russell, he held management posts at Ardingly College Prep and Kinsgwood Prep (Bath). He has also been chair of the IAPS London South District and the Chair of the IAPS Sports Committee for the last three years. James is married to Viv who is Headmistress of The Minors Nursery school in Notting Hill and they have two girls who both attend Royal Russell. In his spare time, he escapes to the family home in Western France with his golf clubs.

Mr David Viles joined the Governors in May 2010. He was General Auditor at BP having previously been a partner at Arthur Andersen and at Deloitte & Touche. He studied Mathematics at Imperial College, London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has two sons, both at St Paul’s School (having been at Rokeby), and a daughter at St. Paul’s Girls’ School.

Mr Rob Webster joined the Governors in May 2010. He is Group Commercial Director at Sky Television in London. He was educated at Gresham’s School in Norfolk and thereafter read Law at Southampton University. Rob worked as a solicitor specialising in company law for several years before taking on the commercial role he now fills. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Kingston. He has two sons who went from Rokeby to Epsom College, and his youngest son is currently still at Rokeby.

Correspondence for the Chair of Governors to be sent to her Clerk, The Bursar at:

Rokeby School
George Road
Kingston upon Thames


Tel No: 020 8942 2247