The Chairman of the Governors can be contacted via the Bursar's office:

School Bursar

Hornsby House is an educational charity and is governed by a Board of Governors.

  • Mr Huw Davies QC (Chair)
    Huw Davies has been a governor of HHS since 2009 and became Chair of the Board in 2013.  He has lived in the Clapham/Wandsworth area since 1985 and both of his children attended HHS from Reception until Year 6.  He is a QC who practises in commercial litigation and spends much of his spare time cycling, skiing or coaching rugby.  He has been a rugby coach at Battersea Ironsides since 2002.
  • Mrs Alison Siddiqui LLB (Deputy Chair)
    Alison Siddiqui is the mother of three former Hornsby House pupils and has been a governor since 2006. Formerly a solicitor with Farrer & Co, she subsequently became Chair of the FHHA and is currently working as a children's counsellor. She is the governor responsible for safeguarding.
  • Mrs Amanda Brown                                                                                                                    Mandy Brown is the governor responsible for overseeing the school's finances. She is a mother of two former Hornsby House pupils both of whom attended from Reception. She has lived in the area since 1984 and is also on the committee of Herne Hill Harriers. Mandy is a partner with Chartered Accountants Kingston Smith LLP and spends her spare time running, cycling and riding around South West London.                                                                                                                      
  • Mr Michael Hornsby                                                                                                                Michael Hornsby, a governor for more than 10 years, is the elder son of HHS's founder, Dr Beve Hornsby. He is married with two grown-up daughters and two grand-children. After reading Modern Langauages at university, he joined The Times in 1964 and from 1967 to 1989 lived abroad as a foreign correspondent, reporting from East and West Europe, Indochina, the Indian sub-continent, Brussels and apartheid South Africa. His last ten years on the newspaper were spent as home-based specialist writer on the environment.
  • Mr Neil Newman                                                                                                                              Neil has been a governor of Hornsby House since March 2014. An executive search consultant (head hunter), he brings a commercial persective to governors' discussions having built and sold his previous business. Today he is a Partner with a global search firm, CTPartners. Married and resident in the area for over 20 years both Neil's children, now at secondary school, attended Hornsby House. Neil's wife Angela contributed many years to the FHHA, including being chair for several years. When not watching children's rugby or hockey, Neil can be found tending his vegetables at the local allotment.
  • Mrs Sue Pepper MA (Oxon) NPQH                                                                                             Susan Pepper joined the board in 2014. She is Headmistress at The Study Preparatory School in Wimbledon and previously taught at Francis Holland School SW1, where she was Deputy Headmistress for eleven years, and St Paul's Girls' School. Susan is married with a 22 year old son and much of her leisure time is spent with her horse, although she also enjoys Pilates and reading.
  • Mr Andy Skinnard                                                                                                                         Andy Skinnard is currently Senior Deputy Head at Alleyn's School and was appointed to the board in November 2015.  Previously Andy taught at Sevenoaks School where he was Head of the Upper School and also Head of Philosophy, The Royal Grammar School, Guidford and Charterhouse.  Andy is married with three children.  In his spare time, he is a keen Jazz pianist and plays with a band and enjoys road cycling, cooking, ski-ing, hill walking and cricket, when time permits.
  • Mrs Jenny Mackay Jenny Mackay has been a governor of Hornsby House since January 2017.  She is Headmistress of Hawkesdown House School in Notting Hill and was previously Deputy Head of Juniors at The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton.  She has over 20 years experience of working in education.  Jenny is married and lives in Windsor. She spends her spare time running, reading and theatre-going.
  • Mr David Smith.   David is a partner in an international law firm, Jones Day, where he specialises in real estate law particularly development projects.  David's three children attended Hornsby House between 2004 and 2016, all of whom now attend Alleyn's. David enjoys watching rugby and playing tennis.