Meet the Governors
"Strongly supported by excellent governance and inspirational leadership, pupils gain intellectual confidence, develop their academic potential and enjoy considerable success." - ISI Inspection, April 2017
Mr Philip Johnson: Chair of Board of Governors
Chair of Finance & Resources Committee
Chair of Strategy Committee
Member of CHS Enterprises Ltd Board
Philip is a Director of Lakeland Limited, a Governor of Manchester College, a member of the Audit Committee of the Rugby Football Union and a member of the advisory group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the United States. He is also a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, chairing their Policy Leadership Board.
Philip was a Senior Partner at accountants Deloitte until his retirement in May 2007, having been a member of the firm's Board of Partners, Chairman of the Deloitte Audit Committee and Head of Quality and Risk Management for the UK audit practice. Philip was the Senior Partner in the Manchester office for a number of years. His career, which spanned 30 years as a partner, centered on audit, mergers, acquisitions and investigations, including the investigation into the collapse of both Banco Ambrosiano and BCCI.
Between 2007 and 2015 Philip was a non-executive director of Yorkshire Building Society, where he chaired the Audit Committee, and was a seconded member of the Audit Committee of Wellcome Trust between 2008 and 2016. In 2011 and 2012 Philip was President of Accountancy Europe, formally the Federation of European Accountants (FEE), based in Brussels.
Philip is married with two daughters, one of whom attended Cheadle Hulme School. His interests are travel, most forms of sport and good food and wine.
Mrs Catherine Boyd: Deputy Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor
Chair of Safeguarding, Compliance and Pupil Welfare Committee
Catherine Boyd is a Magistrate and a member of the Department of Health’s Independent Investigations Governance Committee, which oversees the implementation of recommendations following reviews into homicides committed by individuals being treated for mental health conditions. Catherine has been involved in professional regulation for many years. She chairs tribunals for the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service and is a member of their Tribunal Advisory Committee. She is a lay member of the ICAEW Insolvency Licensing Committee and of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s Accreditation Panel.
Catherine’s early career included management roles with Marks & Spencer and in higher education. She was previously a member of fitness to practise panels for the General Medical Council, the General Chiropractic Council and for the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
She has had a number of lay roles in medical education, including advising on curriculum developments and in appointing junior doctors. She was also a member of the Independent Ethics Committee, advising Greater Manchester’s Police & Crime Commission and GMP.
Catherine is a graduate of Durham University. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Manager.
Catherine has three children who attended Cheadle Hulme School.
Mr Michael Birchall: Parent Governor
Chair of Education and Pupil Progress Committee
Michael is a Solicitor and a Partner in international law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP. He heads the firm's corporate finance practice in Manchester and his work involves all aspects of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, financing projects and advising on corporate governance.
For some 5 years he was the firm's partner in charge of graduate recruitment, overseeing the process of recruitment of around 40 graduates per year as trainee solicitors.
Michael read Jurisprudence (Law) at New College, Oxford University, prior to which he was educated at Lymm High School.
Michael is married with three sons, all of whom attend Cheadle Hulme School and has been a Governor since January 2014.
Ms Jodi Birkett: Governor
Finance and Resources Committee
Jodi is a partner at Deloitte's North West Transaction Services Team focusing predominantly on privately owned and private equity backed businesses with over 13 years' experience working on a broad range of transactions. Jodi is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in the North West, with responsibility for leading the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector group. Jodi is also on the TS leadership team and locally has responsiblity for leading Deloitte's Next Generation CFO Programme.
Jodi graduated from Sheffield University with a 1st class BSc. (Hons) degree in Psychology and joined Deloitte in 1996 as a graduate in the Assurance practice. Having achieved her ACA qualification she transferred into Financial Advisory at Deloitte and has worked in that area in London and the North West since 2001. Jodi was promoted to Partner in 2008 and in that year was named in Management Today’s “35 under 35”.
Mr Peter Driver: Governor
Education and Pupil Progress Committee
CHS 150th Anniversary Trust Fund Trustee
Peter Driver has been engaged in Corporate Security Consultancy since leaving the Police.
After graduation, Peter joined Greater Manchester Police serving in Manchester, Tameside, Bolton, Oldham and Stockport with spells in HR, Training, and Specialist Operations. He has been involved in designing GMP’s promotion selection processes; has been head of the Force’s Training Evaluation, and been responsible for a variety of specialist functions such as Mounted Policing and Air Support. He has been a Firearms and a Public Order Commander. He was seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, assessing and reporting on the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces. He subsequently served with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the armed anti-terrorist police force protecting the country’s nuclear energy capability. He was responsible for all operational matters along with HR and Training branches.
In his spare time, Peter was a member of the Territorial Army (TA). He served in the Royal Military Police and latterly was the Provost Marshal’s advisor on TA matters with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration by the Queen in 1996 and received a bar to it in 2001. He is a past President of Peterloo Speakers Club.
Peter gained a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester, a post-graduate diploma in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. He is a Graduate of Police Strategic Command Course and Army’s Command and Staff College.
Peter’s wife who is past Chair of CHS Parents’ Association and his daughter attended the School.
Professor Kay Marshall: Governor
Kay Marshall is Professor of Reproductive Endocrine Pharmacology and became Head of the Manchester Pharmacy School in August 2012. On August the 1st 2016 she became the Head of the School of Health Sciences at Manchester in which the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry sits. The School of Health Sciences has over 5000 students and 1400 staff. Health Sciences encompasses the allied health professionals and their associated research which facilitates inter-professional education. She is a member of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health leadership team.
She was previously Head of the Bradford School of Pharmacy
Professor Marshall’s research both focuses on the role of hormones in health and disease. She is interested in the effect that the sex steroids have on cognition, for example, during pregnancy or when an individual is suffering from a mental illness such as schizophrenia. Below the waistline, her work centres upon investigation of the role of local hormones in conditions associated with the female reproductive tract such as endometriosis and the detection and prevention of preterm labour. In looking for new therapies to manage these disorders she became involved with research into developing novel local drug delivery devices. The formation of the North West Centre for Advanced Drug Delivery was set up to enable such collaborative research as well as to strengthen the teaching/research nexus to help support the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists.
Kay is a registered pharmacist and Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Higher Education Academy. She also has an MBA.
Dr David Riley: Governor
Safeguarding, Compliance and Pupil Welfare Committee
Trustee of CHS 150th Anniversary Bursary Trust Fund
Dr Riley worked as a general practitioner before retiring in 2014. During that time he had a special interest in medical education. He has since completed a two year Christian ministry training course.
David has been associated with Cheadle Hulme School for over 40 years, initially as a pupil and then as a parent, with both his daughters attending the School, and in 2001 he became a governor.
Mrs Joanne Squire: Governor
Finance and Resources Committee
Joanne Squire works as a freelance consultant and angel investor and advises a number of start-up businesses.
Joanne joined the Executive Trainee Programme at Marks and Spencer before joining Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1991. At Accenture she was involved in managing large scale change programmes in both public and private sectors prior to becoming Human Resource Director. As Human Resources Director she helped build Accenture into a leading global professional services company, employing 375,000 people providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
Joanne has lived and worked in Europe, the United States and Africa. She has extensive professional experience of managing corporate change programmes and all aspects of Human Resource and Performance Management.
Joanne is a Graduate of Bristol University and has a son who attends the School.
Mr Michael Bolingbroke: Governor
Michael Bolingbroke is the Chairman of Superstruct Entertainment, a live entertainment platform that owns and operates festivals and live music events globally. He is also the Senior Independent Director of Goals Soccer Centres, the AIM-listed UK leader in the 5&7-a-side football market.
From 2014 to 2016, Michael was the CEO of Inter Milan Football Club, and was based in Milan where his scope of responsibilities spanned the entire business, both on and off the pitch. He was charged with revitalising one of the jewels in the crown of Italian football, and oversaw the Club’s sale to Chinese conglomerate, Suning Commerce, two and a half years after joining.
Prior to this, Michael was COO at Manchester United FC, a position he held for seven years and Chairman of the Club’s charitable Foundation. His remit included the Club’s corporate management, the operations and revenue generation at Old Trafford, operations at the Club’s training complex and club secretarial functions. He was the Principal Financial Officer for their NYSE listing in summer 2012.
Prior to working in football, Michael spent six years as Senior Vice-President, Shows, at Cirque du Soleil, where he managed strategy, profitability and operations for the global business. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Vice President at The Jim Henson Company. Michael’s first role was as an audit manager at PwC and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Michael’s first role was as an audit manager at PwC and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
His BA degree is in Economics from Reading University, and he has an MBA, awarded with Distinction, from the London Business School.
Mr Chris Roberts: Governor
Chair of Operations and Infrastructure Committee
Chris is a surveyor and has been with Bruntwood, a large property investment and development company, primarily based in the North of England for 17 years. He is currently a Director of the business with particular responsibility for acquisition and development of new projects. He is also acting as Director for Manchester Science Park.
Chris has a daughter currently attending Cheadle Hulme School.
Mr Martin Tyley: Governor
Operations and Infrastructure Committee
Martin is a Partner at KPMG LLP based out of the Manchester office where he leads the consulting practice across the North of England and the Cyber Security practice nationally. Martin's clients include Premier League football clubs, retailers, banks and parts of the Critical National Infrastructure where he advises on how those organisations can best protect themselves from organised crime, nation states and other threat actors.
Martin spent a year in Italy, teaching English as a foreign language and then began a career in technology in the late 1990’s.
At KPMG Martin leads a national cyberchampions.org initiative aimed at educating children from Years 5 to 11 on internet safety covering topics such as cyber-bullying and staying safe online - Martin has also worked extensively with fostering and adoption agencies to educate adult carers.
Martin attended Cheadle Hulme School and read History at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Anyone wishing to contact the Chair of Governors should write to P.R. Johnson c/o The Clerk to the Governors, at Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 6EF or email Chairman@chschool.co.uk