Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Senior Management

MrDavid MortonHeadmaster
MrsAnne HaasHead of Junior School
Mrs Mandy PhillipsDeputy Head (Pastoral)
MrJohn CollinsDeputy Head (Staff)
MrAlex SmithDeputy Head (Academic)
DrTom Horler-UnderwoodHead of Sixth Form
MrRob ShaughnessyAssistant Head (Co-curricular)
MrLloyd GriffithsBursar

Board of Governors

Mr P Dancey

Philip Dancey is a former pupil of the School and is a business mentor and investor specialising in Technology, Engineering & Project Management.  By profession a Building Services Engineer, Philip worked within the construction industry for 35 years running a nationwide specialist design and installation company that he successfully exited in 2015.

Since 2015 he has become involved in two start-up companies, has worked as a business mentor for the Prince’s Trust and is a Business Angels investor.

Mr. Philip Dancey is a member of the Governors' Nominations Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, the Salary Review Committee, the Marketing and Development Commitee and the Education and Compliance Committee. 


Canon N. Arthy

Canon Nikki Arthy is Rector of Gloucester City Centre and Hempsted and City Canon at Gloucester Cathedral. Nikki is delighted to be both a Governor at King’s and a King’s parent. Based in the City Centre, she knows well the importance of King’s work with the local community which she is pleased to support. 

Canon Nikki Arthy is a member of the Governors' Nominations Committee.


Reverend Canon R. MitchellI was ordained in 1991 and have served in parishes in the Carlisle and Gloucester Dioceses before coming to Gloucester Cathedral in 2016.

I have also been an Area Dean and Chair of the House of Clergy in Gloucester Diocese since 2013 and have been a member of the Church of England General Synod.

I have been a School Governor for 28 years and on the Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education since 2006.

Reverend Canon Richard Mitchell is a member of the Education and Compliance Committee.



Mr A. BrettFollowing a military career in the Royal Engineers, Adrian has worked in education since 1994, firstly at Oxford University’s Department of Zoology then as Bursar of Headington School Oxford. Since 2005 he has worked with independent schools in locum bursar appointments and through appraisals, reviews and consultancy advice.

He has been a recruitment consultant  since  2011, currently with Aspirance Leadership Services, recruiting for senior executive posts in schools and colleges as well as carrying out appraisals. He is also a governor of Plymouth College.

Mr. Adrian Brett sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Salary Review Committee.

Mr M DunkleyFormer King’s School pupil Miles Dunkley pursued a career in design and marketing in Gloucestershire and London before joining the family business, SLG in 1996.

He has been CEO of SLG for the past 15 years steering it from niche cosmetic applicator manufacturer to a global beauty brand innovator with presence in 30 countries across the globe.

Miles sits on the Marketing and Development Committee. 


Mr M. HurrellMark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for 30 years and was the Editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied and has included work in TV and on national radio.

He is  a committee member of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival and was involved in the setting up of the county’s Pied Piper appeal. Mark was made a Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire in 2017. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and a supporter of Gloucester rugby.

Mark sits on the Marketing and Development Committee.


Debbie Innes-Turnill was teacher and then school leader, as both a head and deputy head, for over 25 years. Working in primary education and for both Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Local Authority Debbie left in April 2020 to become a part time academic and lecturer at the University of Birmingham.  In addition, in 2018, she launched her own freelance Safeguarding Consultancy, which advises schools, organisations, charities & social groups on keeping all vulnerable individuals safe. 

Debbie was also a rugby referee for over 20 years and was the first woman to be an official on the RFU National Panel of Referees. 

Debbie has been a King's parent for 13 years, appreciating the strength of King's pastoral and academic provision. 

Debbie is Safeguarding Governor and supports the school’s strategy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Virginia Isaac has spent most of her working life in education, enterprise and entrepreneurship.  Qualified as a teacher she worked for a range of educational organisations including the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and at the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in Gloucester.  At UCAS she was Director of Marketing and Communications and subsequently Director of Business Development as well as Acting Chief Executive for a period.

Her last full-time role was as Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation, a national and international careers guidance organisation supplying services to over 20,000 pupils in some 400 schools. She was also elected President of the 4,500 strong Career Development Institute.  She is an experienced trustee having sat on numerous Boards including Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Festivals and the University of Wales, Trinity St David. Her commercial/entrepreneurial experience includes having set up Brecon Waters a multi-million-pound water bottling company.

Both Virginia’s children attended King’s School and now two of her grandchildren are also pupils. She now lives on a hill farm in Wales.

Virginia sits on the Education and Compliance and Strategic Development and Marketing Committees.

Sue Lewis is a Relationship Director at Santander PLC providing bespoke financial and banking solutions for Corporate Healthcare Sector Clients.

Sue has worked in Corporate banking for over 30 years in a variety of roles starting her career at Barclays PLC before moving to Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank in 2007 and Santander in 2013. Her roles have included front line client management, leadership and coaching. Sue has qualifications in banking, finance and leadership.

Susan sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee.


Mr S MendelFormer King’s School pupil Stephen Mendel pursued a career in finance and spent over 20 years working for Kraft Foods managing global finance teams, living mainly in the USA and Switzerland.

Stephen is the founder and Director of Global Enterprise Transformation Services Ltd specialising in finance systems & process transformation and since returning to the UK has run major projects for the London Stock Exchange and the Breck Foundation.

Mr Stephen Mendel sits on the Finance and General Purpose Committee

Having studied at Exeter and  London Universities Martin’s career was in teaching for 36 years in the independent sector; from A level to Early Years. He took early retirement in 2015 having spent 12 years as Headmaster at Rendcomb College Junior School. Martin then spent 16 years running boarding houses, predominantly at The Downs School, Bristol.

Since 1999 Martin has been an Independent School Inspector and continues to be active in this field. Outside of education his main interest has involved sport and he has enjoyed considerable success at national level coaching rugby as well as umpiring rounders at international level.

Mr Martin Watson sits on the Education and Compliance Committee. 


Mr K. WymanKurt holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Valuation and Estate Management, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a Registered Valuer. He specialises in the disposal, letting and acquisition of commercial property and development sites. He also undertakes more general property consultancy including rent reviews, lease renewals and property management.

Kurt is the founder and Director of Kurt Wyman Surveyors And Property Agents having previously worked for a national property consultancy and has over 25 years’ experience in the industry.  

Mr Kurt Wyman sits on the Finance and General Purpose Committee and the Marketing and Development Committee. 


Andrew Mitchell is a former pupil of the school and a science graduate of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He is currently Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Pembroke College, Oxford. Prior to this, he held Senior Management positions at Lloyds TSB and HSBC before becoming the CEO of businesses in the financial recruitment sector. Andrew sits on the board of several local arts organisations.

At Kings, he is currently a member of the Educational and Compliance Committee.


Paul Gordon is a nationally recommended lawyer who leads the top tier Legal 500-rated litigation & dispute resolution team at Gloucestershire law firm, Willans LLP solicitors. He is also the firm’s senior partner.

Acting for individuals through to global organisations and businesses with national and local interests, he handles a broad range of commercial and civil disputes, to include but not limited to, complex commercial litigation involving shareholders and directors, intellectual property and procurement cases.

In addition to those specialisms covered above, he heads a team of lawyers who help clients faced with disputes concerning inheritance & trusts, property litigation, building & construction and vehicles.

Originally from Cheltenham and having spent 12 years gaining experience in top London law firms, he moved back to Gloucestershire around 20 years ago and has a son who attends King’s sixth form.

Paul admires the school’s caring ethos and is proud to support King’s Gloucester as a member of its Finance and General Purpose Committee.


Rebecca was appointed Canon Chancellor and Director of Learning and Participation at Gloucester Cathedral in 2022. Her ministry prior to this was as Bishop's Chaplain in the Diocese of Lichfield, and in parishes in South London.

She has previously been a Governor and Chair of Governors at a large Federation of school/nursery/children's centres in the Southwark area and enjoys working with children, parents and staff across a wide range of educational settings and backgrounds.



Raj Singh has worked in the charity and social enterprise sector for the past 15 years starting off working in a local Citizens Advice Bureau in Cheshire.  He subsequently held several senior management positions in charities across the country, with a particular focus on health and social care.

In 2020 he opened a consultancy focusing on the social determinants of health and helped many local authorities improve their outcomes in this area. More recently he has been involved in work around food poverty and sustainability in schools and businesses.


Now retired, Helen was Bursar and Clerk for twenty years, the last five at The King’s School Worcester and previously at Tudor Hall School, Banbury. 

Helen studied hotel management and her career began in residential colleges and training centres including St Anne’s College, Oxford and BBC Wood Norton, Evesham, before moving into boarding schools as Operations Bursar at Stowe School in 1995.

Helen has extensive experience in independent schools, estates and facilities management, human resource and financial management, governance, risk management and compliance, health and safety, strategy and project management.

Helen sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors or any other member of the Governing Body please direct all enquiries to: The King's School, Gloucester GL1 2BG.  Tel: 01452 337337