The Governing Body
Jamie Forsyth – Chair of Governors
Area of special responsibility – Property & Finance
Jamie lives in Fulham and is married to Fiona who was Secretary and Chair of FOTH (Friends of Tower House). Their son, Rory attended Tower House and then went on to Tonbridge and then read English at Newcastle University.
Jamie spent his gap year teaching at Sompting Abbotts Prep School and after graduating from Reading University, worked as a property investment surveyor in Europe, Scotland and London. He attended RMA Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Scottish Brigade (Cameronians). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1984 and continues to practise as a Consultant to a number of property companies and organisations.
Jamie has a keen interest in sport having been a member of the London Scottish rugby team and the Teddington Hockey Club. He completed a charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End in 2013, and also the London-Surrey 100 in 2014, and still tries to participate in all sports.
Alex Wilson – Classics Master, Senior Undermaster and Director of Sports
St. Paul’s School, London
Area of special responsibility – Safeguarding Children
Alex obtained a BA in Classics from Exeter University and went on to Newcastle to qualify as a solicitor, practicing in litigation. Alex’s first teaching appointment was at Royal Grammar School, Guildford where he also became a House Master. Alex has held several offices including Chairman of HMC Schools Deputy Heads Conference. A keen sportsman, he has played cricket, rugby, and hockey at national level and now coaches sports at St. Paul’s.
Nick Woods – Head of 3rd Year, Hampton School
Area of special responsibility – Teaching and Learning
Nick lives in Woking with his wife, who is a Spanish teacher. Having graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 2007 with a Master’s degree in Engineering, Nick took up post at Hampton School as a Physics teacher where he obtained his Qualified Teacher Status. Nick has remained at Hampton since then where he has continued to teach Physics, overseeing the academic extension programme for Oxbridge Engineering applicants and holding key positions within the Third Year team, becoming Head of Year in 2013. Nick’s sporting passion is rowing, which he started in 1996 at Walton Rowing Club and continued at Downing College; no longer an active rower himself, Nick has coached across all squads at Hampton and is currently coaching the School 2nd VIII. In his spare time, Nick loves to keep busy and he enjoys travelling in Italy (his wife is half Italian), cooking and sorting out his garden!
Area of special responsibility: Sport
Currently Chairman of the London Council for Sport and Recreation, Council Member at London Playing Fields Foundation, and Chair of his local Sports Council. Andy is a Fellow of both CIMSPA and the RSA and has Honorary Fellowship from St Mary’s University College Twickenham.
Andy joined the Sports Council in 1976 working on facility planning before he became the Regional Director for London in 1989 and was also the service team leader for the Rugby Football Union until 2003.
He was a founding team member bidding on behalf of London to stage the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a director of World Corporate Games staged in London in 1992.
Born in Wakefield, Andy now lives in East Sheen and since 2014 has been a non-executive director of Sportsgroup, a lobby on behalf of SMEs in the sport and physical activity sector.
After attending medical school and gaining a BSc at St Andrews and Glasgow universities, Professor Claire Hogg underwent paediatric and early respiratory training at The Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
Professor Hogg is a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, Clinical Director for the Respiratory Service and Head of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Service at Royal Brompton Hospital. She is also a Professor of Practice in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College.
She has worked closely with charities and family support groups to raise funds and develop patient services over many years. She was a Trustee for the Brompton Fountain, a charity which provides support, resources and equipment to children and their families at Royal Brompton Hospital; she is also a founder member of the Ciliopathy Alliance UK and a frequent fundraiser for the PCD Family Support Group. She is currently on the Board of Governors for Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trusts, where she also serves on the Nominations and remunerations Committee.
Charles is a private client lawyer, specialising in wealth and capital tax planning for both private individuals and institutions, including several charities. He qualified as a solicitor in 1974 and has been with Forsters LLP since 2007, becoming a consultant in 2014.
He has lived in Sheen for many years, and is himself an ex Tower House parent. He has worked with the Tower House Governors for some years.’