We have an active Governing body who support and monitor the governance of the College.

Should anyone wish to contact the Governors by email, please email Mrs Lisa Biddlecombe, the Clerk to the Governing Body, at l.biddlecombe@jcg.sch.je and she will forward your communication on to the Governor concerned.

Jersey College for Girls and Jersey College Prep School


Invited Governors

Nick Kershaw -Chairman

Nick was a partner of Ogier, the international law firm, until recently, having formerly been Group Managing Partner for seven years. Nick has two daughters both of whom attended JCG. Nick joined the Board of Governors in October 2011. He chairs the Strategy Oversight Sub-Committee and sits on the Finance & Property Sub-Committee.

Karen Rankine – Vice Chair

Karen is the managing director of ITV Channel Television. Karen is a JCG old girl and has a daughter and an older son who was educated at JCG and VCJ. Karen joined the board of Governors in 2004. She chairs the Curriculum & Staffing Sub-Committee and is a member of the Strategy Oversight Sub-Committee.

Julian Box

Julian has 30 years’ experience helping organisations streamline operations through the innovative application of technology. He has founded several start-up companies including VirtualizeIT, an award winning technology company as well as co-founded Virtustream Inc., a venture capital backed cloud service provider which raised over $120m in funding from several US-based venture capital institutes and was sold for $1.2B in May 2015.

During the last 4 years Julian has been building his fourth business Calligo a global cloud service provider headquartered in St Helier he also applies his unique expertise as a non-exec to several businesses as well as working with several local schools on their technology roadmaps including creating Jersey’s first set of computer programming clubs through a pilot at four secondary schools.

Along with the above he’s been involved in Digital Jersey’s working group since the beginning of 2012 and became a trustee as part of its legal setup and the Chair of their Education and Skill Technical Action Group. He’s also an active Angel Investor, to date investing in eight businesses, these are based in Jersey, UK, US and Switzerland.

Julian joined the Board of Governors in 2016 and sits on the Finance & Property and Safeguarding Sub-Committees and the JCG Foundation.

Tom Dingle

Tom is the Director of the Jersey Arts Trust, which is responsible for developing the arts in the Island. He also sits on various groups and panels that promote culture in Jersey. He was educated at VCJ, though did study A-Level Psychology at JCG before taking a degree in English Literature at the University of Exeter. He joined the Board of Governors in October 2013, chairs the Governance Sub-Committee and sits on the Standards and Strategy Oversight Sub-Committees.

Bob Hassell

Bob is Managing Director of Hassell Blampied Associates. He is a former President of the Chamber of Commerce and is currently a Trustee of Jersey Heritage. Bob has a degree in Psychology and Sociology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. He has a strong connection with the school having a wife who had teaching connections with JCG for some 34 years and two daughters who successfully completed their primary and secondary education with JCG.

Bob joined the Board of Governors in October 2013 and sits on the Curriculum & Staffing Sub-Committee and the JCG Foundation.

David Pirouet

David serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of a number of listed and privately held investment entities and also provides consultancy services. He is a qualified accountant and was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Channel Islands from 1988 until his retirement in 2009. David joined the Board of Governors in October 2011. He chairs the Finance & Property Sub-Committee and is also a member of the Governance and Strategy Oversight Sub-Committees.

Sarah Robins

Sarah qualified as an English Solicitor with Allen & Overy in London and was a corporate lawyer with Carey Olsen for 10 years. She is a JCG old girl and has a daughter at JCG. Sarah joined the Board of Governors in October 2010. Sarah chairs the Standards Sub-Committee and is a member of the Admissions and Strategy Oversight Sub-Committees. Sarah is also a Committee member of the JCG Foundation.

Ewan Stirling

Ewan Stirling was the Chief Executive Officer at HSBC until recently, overseeing the Retail and Commercial Bank, HSBC Bank International, Asset Management, Private Bank and Trust businesses of the HSBC Group in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Ewan has over 30 years’ experience in financial services in Asia and the Middle East. During his travels he was Governor at the International School, Amman, Jordan for 4 years and Treasurer Governor of the British School Muscat, Oman for 7 years, which his children attended.

Ewan sits on the Jersey College for Girls Board of Governors and their Governance and Curriculum & Staffing Sub-Committees.
Away from the office, Ewan is a keen cyclist. He is married with three children.

Tracy Wade

Tracy Wade is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is now working in private practice in Jersey. Tracy has been practising as a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years. She began her career in the NHS in England and moved over to Jersey in 1995. She worked there as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and latterly managed Psychology Services as Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy for the States of Jersey Health and Social Services. Her last project before she left in April 2016 was to develop and implement Jersey Talking Therapies (JTT) employing some 15 new members of staff. She is also co-director of a 2 year therapy training course being run in Jersey.

Tracy is a widow and has 2 children Charlotte who is now 26 years old and is a corporate lawyer working in London and Jonathan who is 16 and studying for his GCSE’s at Victoria College.


Parent Governors

Andrew Dobber

Andy is Head of Compliance and Financial Crime for Santander in Jersey having previously worked for a large international law firm and the Jersey Financial Services Commission. He is a former Treasurer for the JCOA and a former Secretary for STEP in Jersey. He is a Beeches old boy and has two daughters at JCG.

Andy joined the Board of Governors in October 2016 and is a member of the Standards and Curriculum & Staffing Sub-Committees.

  Louise Follain

Louise is a married mum of three children, two of whom attend JCP. Educated locally, Louise is a former deputy head girl of JCG, having studied there for her ‘A’ levels.

Louise has been a director of the corporate services business of Mourant Ozannes since its inception in 2013. She is a qualified Chartered Director; a qualification awarded by the Institute of Directors.
Louise joined the Board of Governors in October 2016 and sits on the Finance & Property and Governance Sub-Committees.

Laura Pérez

Laura is a mum to two girls, both of who attend JCP.

She is a marketing, communications and business change specialist, advising clients on various areas of their businesses, including development plans and how to best communicate with key stakeholders. A strategic thinker, Laura is currently working with the States of Jersey to build a long-term vision for Jersey. She is also an organiser of Jersey Festival of Words, which has a schools’ programme, focusing on inspiring children and encouraging literacy and affords children free access to award-winning authors.

Prior to joining the College’s Board of Governors in October 2016, Laura enjoyed two years as an Invited Governor at Rouge Bouillon School, focusing on safeguarding and wellbeing. Laura sits on the Admissions and Governance Sub-Committees and the JCG Foundation.

Dr Bryony Perchard

Bryony is married and a mother of two (her daughter attends JCG). Amongst other things, Bryony’s job as a GP has given her experience in clinical and financial governance, staffing, performance management and safeguarding. Bryony joined the Board of Governors in October 2014 and is a member of the Standards, Safeguarding and Admissions Sub-Committees.


Staff Governors

Susanna Harries – JCG PRE

Susanna teaches in Year 1, she is the Faculty Leader for Years 1 and 2, a member of the Senior Leadership team and the Educational Needs Co-ordinator throughout the school. Susanna joined the Board of Governors in October 2014 and is a member of the Safeguarding Sub-Committee.


Janet Vernaglione – JCG

Old girl Janet has spent nearly 20 years at JCG as a student and now a teacher. A married mother of two, Janet heads up the Languages Faculty at College and teaches French and Italian.

Janet was elected as JCG staff representative on the Governing Body in October 2016. She sits on the Standards and Curriculum & Staffing Sub-Committees.



Mr Carl Howarth, Principal, JCG

Mrs Gill Grieve, Headteacher, JCGP


In Attendance

Mr Seán O’Regan, Director of Standards and Achievement, Education Department

Miss Toni Rollo, Vice Principal, JCG

Mr Richard Sugden, Deputy Headteacher, JCGP