Executive

Andrew Rattue

Position:
BSA Chair, 2022, Principal, St Clare's, Oxford

Andy has been the Principal of St Clare’s, Oxford since 2017. He has more than 20 years’ experience of leadership in independent education including 11 as Head of The Royal Grammar School, Worcester and King’s College, Madrid. He was Chairman...

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Bex Tear

Position:
Vice Chair (Past Chair), Head, Badminton School (GSA) 

Bex Tear is currently Head of Badminton School, Bristol. Previously, she spent several happy years at Wycombe Abbey, firstly as resident Head of Sixth Form and more latterly as Senior Deputy Head. Prior to that, she enjoyed many years at...

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Nick Wergan

Position:
Vice Chair (International), Global Education Director, Inspired Education Group

Nick Wergan is Global Education Director for Inspired Education Group, based out of London, United Kingdom. Nick joined Inspired after six years as Headteacher at Steyning Grammar School, and was elected BSA Chair 2019. He was appointed a National Leader...

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Andrew Ashton

Position:
Honorary Treasurer, Bursar, Radley College

Educated at Newcastle Royal Grammar School, Andrew studied chemistry at University College Oxford. He went on to join Barclays Bank, where he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and worked for 15 years in various roles,...

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Gavin Horgan

Position:
Vice Chair (Chair Elect) and Head, Millfield Schools

Gavin is Head of Millfield Schools. Gavin joined Millfield from Worksop College, where he delivered academic turnaround. His earlier career included working in schools in Sri Lanka and Argentina before he returned to the UK as the Deputy Rector of...

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Dr Chris Pyle

Position:
Vice Chair (State Boarding) and Chair, State Boarding Forum

Chris Pyle is Chair of the State Boarding Forum. He has been Head of Lancaster Royal Grammar School since 2012. The school has grown significantly over that period and has welcomed Sixth Form girls as boarders and day students. It...

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Dr Steve Bailey

Position:
Chair, Sacpa

Steve is Chair of the Sacpa Executive Committee. Having lived and breathed safeguarding throughout his career, Steve’s role is pivotal in the association as he strives to raise standards for child protection and safeguarding for adults at risk. A Headmaster...

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Sarah Bellotti

Position:
Chair, BAISIS, Headteacher, The Mount, Mill Hill International

Sarah was elected BAISIS Chair in January 2022, having served as Deputy Chair since November 2020. She started her career in education at an international school in Rome, Italy and then returned to the UK to take up a post...

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Mary Breen

Position:
Chair, Hieda

Mary is former Head of St Mary’s Ascot. Prior to St Mary’s, Mary was Head of Physics at Eton College and taught at Wellington College and the Abbey School Reading. She has served as a governor at six schools, and...

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Peter Clague

Position:
Representative, HMC, Headmaster, Bromsgrove School

Peter Clague is currently the Headmaster of Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire. Prior to this he had served as the Executive Principal of Kristin School, New Zealand. Before emigrating, he was also the President of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools...

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Liz Raper

Position:
Representative, Independent Schools Bursars Association, Bursar/Director of Business and Finance, Queen Margaret's School

Liz was elected onto the Board of ISBA in 2018. She was educated in the state sector and went on to study Mathematics at Nottingham.  She qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC and after 25 years working in corporate...

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Katie Lancaster

Position:
Representative, Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools, Partner, Farrer & Co

Katie was elected onto the AGBIS Board in 2016 and is a member of the AGBIS Nominations & Governance and Training & Membership Committees.  Katie has been a governor at Kimbolton School since 2005 and is also a Trustee of...

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Irfan Latif

Position:
Inclusion representative, Headmaster, DLD College

Irfan is Principal of DLD College London, part of the Alpha Plus Group. He was educated at Emanuel School and graduated in Chemistry from King’s College, London. Before his first  headship at Sexey’s School Bruton, he was Deputy Head at...

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