Governing Body

A. J. Lajtha, MA, FCIB

Chairman of the Governing Body

Adrian Lajtha. Educated at Uppingham and Pembroke College, Oxford (MA in Classics). Married to Rachel, former ballet dancer and teacher at Cranleigh Prep School. Five daughters, two at Cranleigh Prep School. Former senior partner at Accenture, Chief Leadership Officer.

Interests: opera, jazz, all sports.

M. M. S. Fisher, MA

Chair of Education Committee, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Board Member, Cranleigh China Board Member, Deputy Chairman of the Governing Body, Finance Committee

Monica Fisher. Educated at Oxford High School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (MA in Zoology). Worked for American banks in the City for 20 years. Has held various trusteeships and non-executive directorships, in the corporate, public and voluntary sectors. Married with one son and one daughter.

Interests include tennis, travel and wildlife photography.

S. E. Bayliss, MA

Education Committee, Safeguarding Lead Governor

Sarah Bayliss. Roedean School and Worcester College, Oxford (Modern Languages). Worked for investment banks in the City and in Tokyo; now works in the voluntary sector, including the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Send (Chair 2012-2014) which monitors prisoner welfare. Married with three sons and one daughter. Interests include tennis, opera, theatre and bridge.

J. Boyd, OBE, MA

Chairman of Strategy & Risk Committee

John Boyd. Educated at Grosvenor Grammar School Belfast and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Has spent nearly 30 years in the Parachute Regiment including operational deployments to Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Two children; a son at Cranleigh Senior, and a daughter at Cranleigh Prep School. Interests: Irish Rugby, shooting, military history, aggressive gardening and skiing badly.

J. A. Brown, MA Oxon

Education Committee

Jenny Brown was educated at North London Collegiate School and Oxford University, where she read English. She started her career publishing for Robert Maxwell at Pergamon Press, but the move into English teaching at Cranleigh School ‘felt like coming home’. She taught at Highgate School in 1995 and then South Hampstead High School in 2000. She was Head of English at Channing School and then Director of Senior School at St Paul’s Girls’ School. She sits on the Advisory Board of the New College of the Humanities and the Membership Committee of the HMC and Professional Development Committee of the GSA and is a Governor at Cranleigh School. Any leisure hours are full of John Donne, George Eliot, Jane Austen, editing her husband’s plays, swimming in very cold water and enjoying the company of her two children.

R. M. Chesser, MA, MB BChir, MRCP

Strategy and Risk Committee

Ros Chesser. Medical degree at Trinity Hall Cambridge and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. General Practitioner. Married to an Old Cranleighan with 3 children. Interests include tennis, biking and singing.

F. N. Farrant, BA

Education Committee

Faye Farrant studied Russian at Manchester University.  22 years of HR experience in Financial Services and Fintech in the UK and New York.

Currently Head of Talent & Inclusion at Schroders. Married to Henry, with two children.  Loves travel, reading, walking the dogs and spending time with family & friends.

P. S. P. Going BSc MRICS

Chairman of the Buildings & Estate Committee, Finance Committee

Patrick Going. Educated at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School and Oxford Brooke University (BSc Estate Management). Married to Heather with 4 children all of whom have or are attending Cranleigh School. Patrick is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and former Partner of Cushman & Wakefield, he is currently Managing Director of Marick Real Estate. Interests include tennis, golf, auctioneering and National Schools Equestrian Association.

S. Gunapala, BEng MEng FCA

Finance Committee, Risk Management Group

San Gunapala. Married to Sophie and has two daughters. Engineering degree and masters from Warwick University. He is a chartered accountant and partner at Ernst & Young in their audit practice. Council member at the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales. Interests: cricket, football, reading and theatre.

K. J. S. Kerr, BA Hons, MCIPD

Finance Committee