Gavin Acheson welcomed to King’s Ely’s Board of Governors
23rd January 2018

A new governor has been appointed at King’s Ely.

The school welcomes Gavin Acheson to the Board of Governors, all of whom work alongside the principal to oversee the leadership of the school.

Educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, Trinity College, Oxford, and then the College of Law, Guildford, Gavin is a lawyer and specialises in property and charities. He worked at Farrer & Co. in London for nearly 30 years and has recently moved to Birketts Solicitors in Cambridge. Gavin now lives in Suffolk with his wife, Jo, and their two young children.

Gavin is a member of the Law Society, Investment Property Forum, Cambridge University Law Society, Marylebone Cricket Club and the British Film Institute. In his spare time, Gavin enjoys films, fine dining and all things Italian.

Speaking about his appointment, Gavin said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Board of Governors at King’s Ely. These are, as ever for such institutions, exciting and challenging times particularly, from my life in property, for the school's estate - and I am much looking forward to engaging with the school in developing that estate to meet the needs of its future.”

Chairman of the Board of Governors at King’s Ely, Jeff Hayes, said: “I very pleased that we have been able to attract someone of Gavin's calibre to the Governing Body of King's Ely. I am certain that Gavin's experience as a lawyer, specialising in property and the charity sector, will prove an invaluable asset as the school looks towards the future. Living relatively close to the school and having two young children will also allow Gavin to bring his perspective to the Board as a parent.”

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