Chairman

Mr T. N. Hone, MA, MBA, D.L.

An engineering degree and a year at Cirencester led to work in the agricultural machinery sector; an MBA from business school took him into the City and a career in venture capital fund management. He was born and bred in Herefordshire and moved back to the County in 1997 and has a number of property interests. He now has a portfolio working life, mainly as a director of a number of charities.       

 

 

Vice-Chair

Mrs T. Clive, B.A. (Hons.) D.L.

After moving to Herefordshire in 1999 Tamsin changed her career from one in the art world to helping run the family rural property business. She is a trustee and board member of a number of charities. All three of her children were pupils at The Elms.
 

 

 

 

Preb. C. Attwood, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.

Sometime Parish Priest; Chairman of Hereford Hospice; Chairman of all the Independent Hospice Chairmen; Chairman of a maintained Primary School for 27 years; Vice Chairman of Malvern St James School; Councillor on Hereford Unitary Authority; now retired and enjoying music and old cars.

 

 

 

Mr P. J. Bailey

Patrick's principal occupation has centred around agriculture in one form or another, with excursions into the property and manufacturing sectors.

He is on various local committees and is also a Parish Councillor and a member of the CLA Committee.

Married to Sarah with four children who have all benefitted from an Elms' education.

 

 

Mrs L. Chenevix-Trench

Lucy trained as a woodcarver and gilder at the City and Guilds of London Art School, and has held numerous solo and joint exhibitions of her work. She now lives in Worcestershire with her husband and four children (all educated at The Elms), where she runs a historic house open to the public, and otherwise divides her time between her family and various charitable interests.

 

 

 

Mr I. Falconer, B.A., Oxon

Ian grew up in the area and was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester and holds a BA from the University of Oxford. He is married to Jeanie, with three children, who all attended The Elms. He is a partner in the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Among other activities, he is a Trustee of the Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust,  is a patron of Mansfield College Oxford and supports the Arnold Foundation at Rugby School.

 

 

 

Mrs D. Holloway, B.A. (Hons.), A.C.A.

Diana Holloway qualifed as a chartered accountant and then spent several years writing business plans and raising finance for small to medium sized companies in the West Midlands. More recently she has been setting up and growing her family business in retailing.She also has experience in governship of a public senior school, a small, primary academy school and is an ex parent of The Elms. 

 

 

 

Lady S. McFarlane, M.C.S.P., D.L.

A physiotherapist working part time at Bromyard Community Hospital; mother of 4 former Elms pupils; Governor Rugby School, 2004 – 2014. Several other voluntary roles over the years connected with the magistracy, law and order, the church and education.
 

 

 

 

Mr C. W. Milne, B.A., M.Phil

Educated at universities both in Australia and England, he spent most of his teaching career at Eton College.  He retired to Herefordshire in 2014 and maintains an active involvement with charitable ventures in the educational world both locally and in London. 

 

 

 

 

Dr V. Payne, MSc, ARCS

Following her retirement in 1994 as Headmistress of Malvern Girls’ College she was elected to the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1997. She was, and continues to be, keen to foster the interest and enthusiasm of ‘young gardeners’. As Chairman of the RHS Education Committee she was instrumental in the development of a School Gardens annual national competition. She continues to be a RHS judge at the Chelsea Flower Show and of School Gardens at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

 

 

Mrs J. Sale

Post Agricultural College employed by Midlands Chartered Surveyors in Rural Property Sales, finally heading Farm Acquisitions Dept. Whilst raising 3 children developed own Interior Design and Soft Furnishings business, retail and manufacturing, over 20 years before returning to live in Herefordshire. Numerous voluntary roles - organising charity events, equestrian competitions and other rural activities, including MFH, RDA and Pony Club DC.

 

 

 

Mr Guy Steele-Bodger

Guy has taught at Rugby School since 1983, following a degree in Economics at Cambridge. He has been a teacher, Head of Department, Housemaster and now Admissions Registrar during his time at Rugby.

Married to Anne, he has two sons and three grandchildren. 

 

 

 

Mr T. W. Stubbs

Toby Stubbs has been an underwriter at Lloyd’s since 1981 following a degree at St Andrews university. He went to Winchester College and was master of the Grocers’ Company in 2011. He is also a governor of Oundle school and Horris Hill school. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and has children at Sherborne Girls and Radley.

 

 

 

 

Mr P. D. Thomas

 

Phil is an ex-Elms pupil who has lived in Herefordshire for over 40 years with his wife and three children, who also attended the school. After completing an Urban Estates Management degree in Birmingham, he spent 14 years working in Europe buying and developing property in all sectors. He now manages his own property development and consultancy business.

 

 

Mr A. G. Wynn, L.V.O., M.A.

Following a career in the Royal Navy Andrew Wynn served as assistant Bursar, then Bursar at Eton College for 22 years.   He retired to Herefordshire in 2011, has been involved in county events as a volunteer organiser and is a trustee of a number of local and other charities.