Belhaven Hill School Governors
The Governors of the School are its trustees for the purposes of charity law and its directors for the purposes of company law.
Governors are identified and appointed by the Board of Governors, which aims to achieve a balance of skills and experience appropriate to the running of the School: in particular educational, financial, commercial, parent representative, property and marketing.
The position of Governor is entirely voluntary and is unpaid.
Governors serve for three years after which period they may be elected for a further three-year term, except for the Chair and Convenors of any committee set up by the Board, who remain eligible for immediate re-election on retiring while in office or within three years after.
The Governors meet at least three times a year and consider the strategic planning for the School, oversee the running of the School and receive regular formal reports from the Headmaster and others (as appropriate) to ensure the School is running effectively.
There are three permanent Committees of the Board; the Finance Committee, the Charity & Governance Committee and the Education & Welfare Committee. Each of the three permanent Committees reports to every Board meeting and meets at least three times a year. In addition, the Charity & Governance Committee has delegated powers to form a Nominations Committee (to oversee appointments of senior staff) and a Bursarial Awards Committee (to oversee the making of annual Bursarial Awards on behalf of the School.) There is also a Marketing Committee and a Health & Safety Committee, each comprising Governors with relevant expertise who report to, and act under, the direction of the full Board of Governors.
Mrs Camilla Gray Muir - Chair of Governors
Camilla was brought up in London and educated at Wycombe Abbey. She has an MA in Law from Magdalene College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1992 as a member of the Inner Temple and was a member of QEB Chambers, Queen Elizabeth Building, Middle Temple, specialising in family law until shortly after she moved to Scotland in 2001. She sat on the Board of Governors of the National Galleries of Scotland from 2007 to 2021. She has worked as a Director of the family company, Sundial Properties Ltd since 2008. Camilla joined the Board of Governors at Belhaven in 2015 and has served as Chair of Governors since 2018. She was appointed as a Director of IAPS in September 2023. Camilla is married, with four children, all of them past pupils at Belhaven. The family lives in Edinburgh and Angus.
Mr Dean Mack - Chair of the Health & Safety Committee
Dean was brought up and educated in East Lothian. During his career, he achieved an MBA at Edinburgh Napier University, a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. He currently works with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service where he is responsible for service delivery, health and safety, community planning and operational fire cover arrangements both regionally and nationally within Scotland. He is married with 2 children, both of whom have enjoyed a Belhaven education.
Mr Tom Rogerson - (Headmaster, Cottesmore Preparatory School) Education and Welfare Committee
Tom has been the Headmaster at Cottesmore since 2008, prior to this he taught at Ludgrove and two London prep schools. Tom is a graduate of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and went to school at Eton College where, among other things, he formed a rock band called The Replicant Saints, who regularly play in London to this day. Tom is married with two children; he has a keen interest in Art History, enjoys playing cricket, golf and tennis, and is a member of the MCC.
Mr Alex Eliott-Lockhart - Chair of the Education & Welfare Committee
Alex was educated at Belhaven and then Harrow before attending Newcastle University for his undergraduate degree. He studied for his PGCE and MA at Kingston University and is currently a class teacher at Balgreen Primary School in Edinburgh. A strong advocate of play and outdoor learning, he and his wife run an outdoor holiday camp for primary aged children in the woods of Lanarkshire. He lives in Portobello with his wife and two children.
Mr Angus Carrick-Buchanan - Chair of the Marketing Committee
Angus was educated at Strathallan and read History at Glasgow University and Surveying at Heriot Watt University. He spent several years in private practice Surveying and subsequently worked for a small Edinburgh PR consultancy specialising in property, travel and retail banking. Serving for 13 years in the Queen’s Own Yeomanry he returned in 2006 to run his family estate near Stranraer. He is a Deputy Lieutenant for Wigtownshire and an Elder in his local Church.
Angus is married and has three children who benefitted from a Belhaven education.
Mrs Sophy Campbell - Chair of the Safeguarding Committee : Education & Welfare Committee
Educated at Downe House, Sophy has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University, (incorporating two years studying medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’s in London.) Following graduation she spent eleven years teaching science and maths at Hill House School in London. She was a member of the Senior Management Team at the School and had responsibility for a large year group. Subsequently she has held a number of voluntary positions, including chairing the management group for The Gate, (a pregnancy crisis centre in Westminster), sitting on the PTA at Broomwood School in London and more recently helping with riding therapy at Muirfield RDA. She was Chair of the Belhaven PTFA for four years before joining the Board of Governors in July 2022. Sophy is married, lives in East Lothian and has two children who were pupils at Belhaven.
Mr Charles Ross-Stewart - Chair of the Charity & Governance Committee: Finance Committee
Charles was educated at Belhaven and Winchester and has an LLB Hons from Edinburgh University. Charles qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and then went on to work and re-qualify as a solicitor in England before moving to work in Legal & Compliance roles in the banking industry in London for over 20 years. He retired from full-time employment and returned to live in Edinburgh in 2019. He now focusses on part time risk management consulting and charitable work. He is married with two grown-up children.
Mr William Gunson - Education & Welfare Committee
William was born in New Zealand of Scots descent, and educated at King’s College in Auckland. After a legal career in New Zealand, he and his wife moved to Paris to teach at the Sorbonne, then to the UK where he read for an MPhil at Oxford. He taught French and Classics at Charterhouse, and is now the Laundimer Housemaster and Lay Chaplain at Oundle School, where he teaches Modern Languages. He co-founded the Trivium/Quadrivium programme, coaches cricket and hockey, conducts a choir and holds an RAF commission with the CCF.
Mr Hywel Ball - Finance Committee
Hywel attended Brecon High School and obtained a BSc. Eng in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London. He is a Chartered Accountant who has been a partner at EY for over 25 years and is currently UK Chair and UK and Ireland Regional Managing Partner, leading a team of 22,000 people. Prior to his current position he was Head of Audit and Managing Partner of Assurance for 9 years. He is a member of HM Treasury's Professional Services Council, CBI President's Committee and a Trustee and member of the Audit Commitee of the British Museum. Based in London and the Borders, he is married and two of his sons were pupils at Belhaven.
Mr Andrew Stobart - Finance Committee
Born in Aberdeen, Andrew was educated at Aysgarth and Winchester. He has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University. He worked in London in corporate finance for three years before moving to Edinburgh. He joined investment managers, Baillie Gifford, in 1991. He has managed funds for institutional clients for 30 years, for the last 15 years investing in Emerging Markets shares, and before that in Japanese and UK companies. He has travelled extensively for work throughout Asia, Latin America and eastern Europe and to over half the states of the USA. He is married and lives in East Lothian. His son was a pupil at Belhaven.
Mr Hew Bruce-Gardyne - Finance Committee
Hew was educated at Belhaven and Winchester College, before reading Engineering at Oxford University. He cut his teeth in London as a Strategy Consultant before moving back to Edinburgh and into the IT world 20 years ago. He was the CTO of Registers of Scotland, a department within the Scottish government that maintains records related to land, property and other legal documents, and is now Co-Founder and Head of Business Intelligence at TVSquared, a “big data” company focussing on TV Advertising. He was previously a Governor of George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh. He is married to Lucinda, creator of 'Genius Gluten Free', and they live in Edinburgh with their three teenage sons.
M Geoffroy Lefebvre
An old Belhavian, Geoffroy completed his education in France, with MSc degrees from École Polytechnique and École National Supérieure des Télecommunications and an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore. After working as a management consultant for Accenture and McKinsey & Co, he joined Richemont International SA in 2011. Since then he has held roles as Deputy CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, CEO of Baume & Mercier and latterly as CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter Group in Milan since January 2021. He has been on the board of Champagne Billecart-Salmon since 2018 and Da Vinci Holdings since 2019 and he is the sponsor of a joint educational project between Yoox Net-a-Porter and the Prince’s Foundation, called The Modern Artisan. He is married and has four children, all of whom have been pupils at Belhaven.
Mr Jonathan Osborne - Finance Committee
Mrs Emma Greville Williams - Charity & Governance Committee
Belhaven Hill School Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a registered Scottish charity governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association (Charity number: SC007118; company number: SC041034).
As a charity, the School is subject to review by the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR), to ensure that it meets the relevant charity tests and continues to deliver public benefit. This is a rolling process, and the School was last (successfully) reviewed in 2013.
While the Headmaster is the most appropriate initial contact for most issues or queries, either of the Chairs of Governors can always be contacted through the school office, by post at the address below
The Chair of Governors,
Belhaven Hill School,
East Lothian EH42 1NN,
or by email: