The Executive

ISA’s Executive Council comprises approximately 30 ISA Member Heads and Honorary Members, meeting regularly to consider the issues that most affect independent education, as well as how we can improve the services that we provide for our Members and the wider educational community. Members of ISA’s Executive Council represent our constituency as elected councillors, vice-presidents, honorary officers and co-ordinators elected at Area level. All are elected to serve as directors and trustees, supporting the Association and its Members through additional committee representation in areas such as education policy, finance and inspections.

The committee meeting dates for 2017-18 are available on request.

The Independent Schools Association Executive Council as at 1 September 2017 is made up of the following:

Honorary Officers

ISA Chair Sep 2017 – Aug 2018 Alex Gear Oakhyrst Grange School
Vice Chair Sarah Lockyer CATS College, Canterbury
Vice Chair Matthew Adshead Old Vicarage School


Vice Presidents

Angela Culley
Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE
Paul Moss
John Wood


Elective Councillors

Name School Name   Elected 
Amjad Ahmed Al-Furqan Colleges 2015
Helen Chalmers  Hemdean House School  2017
Andrew Hampton Thorpe Hall School 2016
Barry Huggett OBE More House School  2016
Pam Hutley Hollygirt School  2015
Nilesh Manani Swaminarayan School 2017
Stephen McKernan St Edward’s Prep School 2017
Claire Osborn Normanhurst School  2016
Phil Soutar Rosemead Prep School 2016
John Southworth  Mander Portman Woodward  2017
Richard Walden Honorary Member 2016
David Ward Bredon School 2017
James Wilding Claires Court Schools 2015
Tracey Wilson St John’s Priory School 2017



Area Coordinators


Area  Area Coordinator  School Name  Contact Number 
East Anglia Pauline Wilson Ursuline Preparatory School 01277 227152
London North Kaye Lovejoy Coopersale Hall School 01992 577133
London South Kishwar Ali Essendene Lodge 01883 348349
London West Helen Chalmers (acting AC) Hemdean House  01932 220930
Midlands David Preston Arnold Lodge School 01332 557130
North Jeff Shaw Scarisbrick Hall School  01704 841151
South West Dionne Seagrove Torwood House School 0117 973 6620