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Cambridge Staff

Senior Management Team

Gareth Collier

Position:
Principal

After serving 24 years in boarding schools in the UK and internationally in Kenya and Tanzania, fulfilling pastoral roles of Housemaster, Head of Boarding, Head of Pastoral, Senior Teacher and Head Teacher as well as teaching, marketing and admissions roles,...

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Dr Julian Davies

Dr. Julian Davies
Position:
Head

Julian joined Cardiff Sixth Form College Cambridge in 2022 as its founding Head. He previously gained considerable experience in an international sixth form college in Cambridge, firstly as a teacher of Biology before moving into leadership and spending 20 years...

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Gethin Thomas

Position:
Head of Boarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gethin Thomas joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in 2015 as a houseparent and is now the Head of Boarding. He has grown up in boarding schools and has worked with boarders for over 15 years. Gethin also has a background...

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Sharon Wright

Position:
Bursar

Sharon has worked within the finance industry for many years before joining Cardiff Sixth Form College in September 2019 as the Bursar of the College.  At Cardiff she assists the senior management team, is responsible for the strategic management of school...

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Governors

Aatif Hassan

Position:
Proprietor & Chair of Governors

Aatif founded Dukes Education in 2015 and leads our London day schools. He is also Chairman of Cavendish Education, a group of six schools for pupils with dyslexia and autism schools; and Deputy Chairman of Governors of St James Independent Schools (including Chairman...

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Tim Fish

Position:
Safeguarding Governor

Tim Fish is Managing Director at Dukes Education responsible for boarding schools where he guides collaboration, best practice and performance at Key Stage 5 across the whole family.  He founded Earlscliffe in 2012 and has 30 years’ experience in teaching...

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Rob Humphreys

Position:
Director of Finance

Rob is responsible for the financial management of all the Colleges and Beyond the Classroom businesses within the Dukes group.  He joined in 2017 being based originally at Cardiff Sixth Form College immediately after it became part of the Dukes...

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Paul Ludlow

Position:
Director of Compliance

Paul has spent over 30 years working in education as a Housemaster, Head of Boarding and Head of Pastoral Care on a wide range of senior leadership teams as well as for two education groups working with international students in...

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Key Administration Staff - based in Cambridge

Harley Lewis

Position:
College Administrator

Key Administration Staff - based in Cardiff

Michelle Walker

Position:
Admissions Manager

Michelle has worked in the Middle East namely, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar for leading international Independent schools for the past 15 year as an IT Manager. Implementing and managing multiple leading edge IT systems including IBM, Microsoft, Apple,...

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Hayley Bendle

Position:
Head of Higher Education and Careers

Having previously taught French, Spanish and Portuguese as Head of Modern Languages in schools in South Wales, Hayley joined Cardiff Sixth Form College in 2016 as Head of Higher Education. She has a first degree from University of Exeter and...

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Henrietta Lightwood

Position:
Director of Marketing and Admissions

Henrietta has worked in schools marketing and admissions for 16 years and is extremely well known and respected in the sector.  She is currently Group Director of Marketing and Admissions for all five Dukes Colleges and has worked as Marketing...

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Heads of Houses

Jennifer Payne-Wheeler

Position:
Teacher of EAP/EPQ & PSE and Head of House

Jennifer has been working in the field of English Language Teaching for over a decade, beginning her career in Germany and the Czech Republic. She has since taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at university level to undergraduate students in...

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Robert Stuart

Position:
Teacher of Mathematics/Further Mathematics and Head of House

Rob read BSc Financial Mathematics in his undergraduate studies at Newcastle University and completed an MA (Financial Services) before working for seven years in risk management at a major investment bank.  He opted to transfer his passion for youth work...

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Teaching Staff

Dr Jem Pearson

Position:
Teacher of Physics

Jem studied physics at Trinity College Cambridge followed by a side-step into an organic chemistry PhD at Oxford. He then moved to London and worked as a private tutor for many years, during which time he discovered a love of...

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Sarah-Jane Hilton

Position:
Teacher of Chemistry

Sarah-Jane has extensive teaching experience in most aspects of the British education system including boarding schools, sixth form colleges, comprehensive and international schools. With a degree in natural sciences, a PGCE and MSc (by research) Sarah-Jane aims to bring young...

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Girish Menon

Position:
Teacher of Economics

Girish, with over twenty years’ experience, brings a heterodox approach to A level economics teaching. He also teaches in another independent Sixth Form College in Cambridge. He has degrees from Bombay University and London School of Economics. He has a...

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Jennifer Payne-Wheeler

Position:
Teacher of EAP/EPQ & PSE and Head of House

Jennifer has been working in the field of English Language Teaching for over a decade, beginning her career in Germany and the Czech Republic. She has since taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at university level to undergraduate students in...

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Robert Stuart

Position:
Teacher of Mathematics/Further Mathematics and Head of House

Rob read BSc Financial Mathematics in his undergraduate studies at Newcastle University and completed an MA (Financial Services) before working for seven years in risk management at a major investment bank.  He opted to transfer his passion for youth work...

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Dilek Howie

Position:
Teacher of Computer Science/ Mathematics

Dilek has joined Cardiff Sixth Form College Cambridge as the teacher of Computer Science and Mathematics. She graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree and completed master degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. She worked in the software industry for...

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