Development committee

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observatoryThe Development Committee is a group of individuals appointed by the College and drawn from the wider Ardingly Community to promote charitable giving in order to further its building and bursary programmes. It includes senior members of the Executive team, Governors, major donors and current parents. The Development Committee meets regularly to plan, support and review the College’s fundraising campaigns and the programme of fundraising events as well as all aspects of the College’s fund raising strategy and practices. The Committee is responsible for overseeing all donations, ensuring that they are allocated promptly for the purpose the donor intended and that the donated assets are separately accounted for. 


  • Nick Walker, Chair of Development Committee, Governor & former parent
  • Ben Figgis, Headmaster
  • Paddy Jackman, Director of Operations
  • Jim Sloane, Chair of Governors
  • Graham Turner, Governor & former parent
  • Heather Lawrence, current parent & Mark Lawrence, Bursary Founder
  • Robert Haynes Brown, current parent
  • Margaret Wong, current parent & Hong Kong Representative