The Governing Board

“The quality of leadership, management and governance, including links with parents, carers and guardians is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Our Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, education, the forces and the professions, and all are deeply committed to the school’s continuing success. All are regular visitors to the school, meeting staff and pupils to stay in tune with developments.

Mrs Mel Renwick - Chair of Governors

Mrs Renwick joined the Board of Governors in October 2014.

Mrs Renwick has worked in the insurance broking sector in London for the last 25 years holding a variety of roles, both client-centric and internal. She is currently focused on operational and change programme leadership, as well as having an involvement in her company’s graduate and diversity programmes.

Mel is married to Arnold, and they have two daughters – both of whom attended Prince’s Mead School. The Renwick family have been attending and involved in the school for just under ten years, with Mel serving on the Prince’s Mead Association throughout this time, and latterly leading the Prince’s Mead Association as Chair.

Mrs Sue Annesley

Mrs Annesley joined the Board of Governors in January 2013.

Mrs Annesley recently sold her property business in Surrey and Berkshire and now acts as a Consultant for a national estate agency and runs her own property portfolio. She in involved with Canford School in Dorset and sits on Sparsholt Parish Council, Friends of St Stephen’s Church Committees and various other local committees. She lives in Sparsholt with her husband who is an Architect and has two children who both attended Prince’s Mead before going on to public schools and universities.

Mrs Georgie Bateman

Mrs Bateman joined the Board of Governors in November 2018.

Mrs Bateman has two daughters at university and was a governor at Leaden Hall School in Salisbury for 6 years. She has lived in Hampshire with her husband since 1997 and ran Night Nannies in the south of England for 18 years before selling the business in 2018. She now owns Born To Parent, a company that provides ante-natal and post-natal training through workshops, consultations and training days.

Mrs Bateman is a member of Broughton Parish Council and also volunteers at Broughton Primary School.

Mrs Susie Dryden

Mrs Dryden joined the Board of Governors in October 2015.

Mrs Susie Dryden is a partner at Blake Morgan Solicitors in Southampton where she heads the commercial litigation team and is recognised as a leader in her field. She lives in Winchester and is married with two children, both of whom went to and thrived at Prince’s Mead.

Mr Tim Giddings

Mr Giddings joined the Board of Governors in June 2021.

Mr Giddings is a Housemaster at Winchester College. He came to Winchester in 2009 after finishing a postgraduate degree, where he wrote a thesis on reading patterns in Roman Egypt. He teaches Latin, Greek and Div, which is a mix of English, History and current affairs. He also edits the school magazine, writing articles about the school’s past and present as well as making sure all the semi-colons are correct.

He is married to Hannah and has three young children. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new languages; the current challenge is Welsh. He and Hannah are members of a local church.

Mr Charles Gillow

Mr Gillow joined the Board in June 2021 and is a member of the Governance Committee.

Mr Gillow has a science degree from Oxford University and postgraduate qualifications in systems and aeronautics.  He served 12 years as a Bursar following 16 years as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and 12 years in the City of London.   He is married to Stacy, a teacher in prep and secondary schools, and is enjoying a life of relative retirement while being a governor of two schools and Riding Master of the Light Cavalry, HAC.

Mrs Ann Hauser

Mrs Hauser joined the Board of Governors in January 2013.

A member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, she runs a property development and management company in Hampshire. She is property director of Winchester Churches Housing Association.

Mrs Hauser lives in Winchester with her husband who is also an Architect. Their three boys all attended Prince’s Mead School.

Mr Christopher Lowe

Mr Lowe joined the Board in January 2019. He has lived in Winchester since 1982 and has three daughters; all of whom attended Prince’s Mead in the past.

He is currently a Partner of EY, leading (and founding) its Capital and Debt Advisory group. In addition, he leads his firm’s relationships with Workspace Group, Endless, Lloyds Development Capital and Epiris Private Equity. Prior to EY, Mr Lowe started his career at BAE Systems and has done two stints in investment banking (HSBC and Citigroup).

Mr Lowe has a personal commitment to diversity in the workplace, joint working groups with Government bodies, and to agile working and development of new employment.

Mr William Pattisson

Mr Pattisson joined the Board of Governors in June 2016.

Mr Pattisson has been a Fund Manager for his whole career, having started work in London in 1986.  In 2010 he set up Ardevora Asset Management LLP, an asset management business which manages UK and global equities for a range of institutional investors.

Mr Pattisson lives in Winchester with his wife, Francheska. Their three daughters were all at Prince’s Mead.

Miss Keeya Saund

Miss Saund joined the Board of Governors in June 2022.
Miss Saund attended Prince’s Mead School as a pupil from Reception to Year 6 and left the school just over 10 years ago. Keeya graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Cardiff University and has worked across a variety of mental healthcare roles within both the public and private sector alongside conducting mental health research.
Miss Saund currently lives in Southampton with her partner and has recently stepped into a new role within the Automotive Industry as a part of the Customer Experience team.Miss Saund joins the board as its first ‘Youth Governor’ and sits on the Education committee.

Mr David Sibson

Mr Sibson joined the Board of Governors in July 2018.

Mr Sibson has been Headmaster of St Francis School in Wiltshire since 2012, before which he was Headmaster of a prep school in Nottinghamshire. Throughout his career since graduating from Durham University, he has always worked in co-educational prep schools. Mr Sibson’s specialist subjects are English and Drama, although he also enjoys teaching Latin in his current school.

Roles in education outside his own school include being a long-serving Team Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and being a member of the IAPS Council and a Director of IAPS for the past three years.

Mr Sibson, who lives in the Vale of Pewsey, is married to Claire and they have a son and a daughter who are both at university.

Kerry Stylski

Mrs Stylski is a chartered accountant and has worked for top ten accounting firm RSM for the last 20 years.

Mrs Stylski is an audit director specialising in charities and education and has many years of experience working with independent schools on finance and governance matters.

She lives in Basingstoke with her husband and young daughter.

Mrs Sarah Tice

Mrs Tice joined the Board of Governors in March 2015.

Mrs Sarah Tice gave up her career in Public Relations to raise her four daughters, all of whom thrived at Prince’s Mead School. She has over the years, been actively involved at the schools her girls have attended, including teaching Netball and Rounders club at Prince’s Mead and chairing the Parent Teachers Association at senior school level.

Mrs Tice is happily married to William, a busy knee surgeon.

Mrs Tice is Governor responsible for Safeguarding and the Early Years Foundation Stage.