Trustees are unpaid and serve as trustees of the Trust charity, governors of its schools, and non-executive directors of its not-for-profit limited company. Those who serve as trustees have a range of professional backgrounds and experience of value to the Board.
In addition to attending and participating in meetings of the Board, Trustees are expected to sit on one or more of its committees and to attend a range of events. They are expected to have close knowledge of the schools within the Trust. In some cases they are parents of pupils or former pupils of the schools or even have been pupils themselves. However, all Trustees must act independently in accordance with charity law.
Anyone wishing to be considered for appointment as a Trustee should in the first instance contact the Chairman of Trustees by e-mail or letter stating in brief terms their background and reasons. Any new appointments are made by the Board as and when a need arises having regard to the skills required from time to time.
Steven Gasztowicz, QC. Chairman
Steven Gasztowicz is a QC and a Deputy High Court Judge. His daughter was a pupil at the Grammar School and his son was a pupil at Stoneygate School. Steven is also Chairman of both the Nominations and Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Mrs. Julia Burns - Vice Chairman (Academic)
Julia Burns is a retired Head with over 30 years’ experience in independent education. She currently delivers training for HMC Professional Development and works as a QA Officer for the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel (IStip). Julia is Chairman of the Education Committee.
Michael Holley - Vice Chairman (Financial)
Michael Holley is a Chartered Accountant who, having moved to the Leicester area in the early 1980s, has been the Finance Director of a number of local businesses. His two sons attended both the Grammar Junior and Senior schools. Mike is Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Mrs. Amanda Badley
Amanda Badley is a solicitor specialising in employment law and HR. Her son is currently a pupil at the Grammar Junior School and she, herself, is a former pupil at the Grammar School.
Mrs. Elisabeth Bailey
Elisabeth Bailey is a specialist in the use of technology in education. She works for Microsoft as Chief Technology Officer for Education in Europe, Middle East & Africa having previously been a University Director of IT. She has a daughter who is currently a pupil at the Grammar School.
Prof. Deborah Cartmell
Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, at De Montfort University. Both her son and daughter were pupils at Leicester Grammar School.
Duncan Green, Esq.
Duncan Green is Managing Partner of Pick Everard, a firm of national property and construction consultants. His son is a former pupil of the Grammar School.
Dr. Susan Hadley
Dr Susan Hadley is a General Practitioner and also teaches doctors in training. Her three children all attended the Grammar School.
Nathan J. Imlach
Nathan Imlach is Chief Financial Officer of Mattioli Woods plc, one of the UK’s leading providers of wealth management and employee benefit services. His daughter is a former pupil and his son is currently a pupil of the Grammar School.
Dr. Deenesh I. Khoosal
Dr Deenesh Khoosal has been practising as a Consultant Psychiatrist locally for over 40 years. His three children all went through the Grammar School when it was still in its City Centre site.
Mrs. Kerry Law
Kerry Law is the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer at the University of Leicester. She has over twenty years’ experience working in Higher Education. Her youngest daughter was a pupil at the Grammar School.
Alex Osiatynski is a retired Headmaster who worked in senior and prep schools across the Midlands, East Anglia and in the Netherlands over a period of 20 years. Alex has been a panellist for the Teaching Regulation Agency and the Chairman of Finance for IAPS, the prep schools’ membership organisation. Alex is an ISI schools inspector as well as working as an educational consultant.
Prof. Jim Saker
Professor Jim Saker is Director of the Centre for Automotive Management, School of Business and Economics, at Loughborough University. He is a Vice President of the Institute of the Motor Industry and Chair of the WBBL (Women’s British Basketball League) and a trustee of the Open Hands Trust (Leicester) and of Bless – Net (Europe). Jim is the Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee.
The Venerable Richard Worsfold
Richard Worsfold is an Archdeacon in the Diocese of Leicester, having previously been a vicar in the city and county for over 20 years and, prior to that, a commercial lawyer. His two sons are former pupils at the Grammar School.
The Chairman of Trustees can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the main school reception on 0116 2591900.
- Christopher Castleman, Esq., F.C.A.
- Michael D. Kirk, F.C.A.
- Hugh C.T. Staunton
- Gautam G. Bodiwala, CBE, DL, JP, DSc (Hon), MS, FRCS, FRCP, FCEM
- Dr. Sarah Dauncey
- The Lord Garnier Kt PC QC
- Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP
- Neville P.T. Hall, Esq.
- Keith J. Julian Esq., M.A. (Cantab), Hon LL.D
- Mrs. Nicola Lynch
- David V.M. Mitchell, Esq.
- Mrs. Rita Patterson
- Peter L. Rose, Esq., B.A., F.C.A.
- Prof. Jon Scott, B.Sc., Ph.D., FHEA, FSB
- Prof. Brian H. Swanick