The ISA Executive Council comprises up to 27 elected ISA Members 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. All are elected to serve as Trustees of the charity.

Honorary Officers

ISA Chair Sep 2023-Aug 24  Jeff Shaw  Headmaster, Scarisbrick Hall
Vice Chair  Phil Soutar  Headmaster, Ashville Prep 
Vice Chair  Natasha Dangerfield  Headmistress, Westonbirt School


The full Executive Council as of September 2023 is made up of the following Trustees, plus ISA secretariat:

For contact details of an individual Trustee, just click on their name. (You need to be logged in to the website.)

Phil Soutar

Natasha Dangerfield

Amanda Campbell

Jeremy Duke

Jonathan Hetherington

David Preston

Dominic Price

Dionne Seagrove

Pauline Wilson

Allan Cairns

Matthew Burke

Helen Chalmers

Lawrence Collins

Andrew Hammond

Christopher Hammond

Sue Knox

Irfan Latif

Stephen McKernan

Geraldine Maidment

Kevin Samson

Oliver Scott

James Wilding

Andrew Hampton

Claire Osborn

Richard Walden

Rudi Eliott Lockhart

Peter Woodroffe

Karen Goddard

Helen Stanton-Tonner

The committee meeting dates for 2023-24 are available on request.

Executive Council is made up of the following Trustees. All are elected positions.

  • 3 Honorary Officers
  • 7 Area Coordinators
  • 14 Elective Councillors
  • 3 Independent Trustees

Each year, ISA Members can put themselves forward for election to the Executive Council. The process and deadlines are circulated to all Members each year.

Click here for a summary of the nomination and election processes