Hanford School GOVERNORS 

Committees and Members

Lucinda Sunnucks (chairman)
Giles Anderson
Amelia Brooks
Phillip Evitt
Philip Farrer
Alex Potts
Mike Steinmetz
Sarah Thomas
Charlotte Watson
Catty White

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Philip Farrer - Chairman
Mike Steinmetz
Lucinda Sunnucks
Rory Johnston (Headmaster)

Marketing Committee

Giles Anderson
Amelia Brooks
Rory Johnston (Headmaster)

Education Committee

Philip Evittt - Chairman
Sarah Thomas
Rory Johnston (Headmaster)
Carrie Lewis (Director of Studies)

Nominations Committee

Lucinda Sunnucks
Charlotte Watson

Governor with Responsibility for Child Protection: Lucinda Sunnucks/All Governors

Governor with Responsibility for Staff: All Governors

Governor with Responsibility for E-safety: Mike Steinmetz

Governor with Responsibility for Boarding: Charlotte Watson


After school at St Paul's and reading Economics at University in London, Lucinda became a food retail analyst at the City stockbroking firm Galloway and Pearson. This led to managing investor relations at the retail group Storehouse until, in 1996, she moved to Dorset. Since then she has concentrated on bringing up her three daughters all of whom went to Hanford. She is a Governor of Milton Abbey School.

Giles runs a multi-service publishing and marketing consultancy business specialising in the horse racing and bloodstock industries in Europe and North America. Giles has three daughters, one of whom is a current pupil at Hanford.   

Amelia, nee Enderby, grew up in Dorset and Northumberland and was educated at Hanford before moving on to Sherborne Girls. She read Russian at Durham then worked at Bloomberg for 15 years. She is now the Headmaster’s Wife and Marketing & Communications Manager at Brambletye, a co-ed Sussex prep school. Amelia has 3 children, all of whom are at Brambletye.  She says that summer terms and early morning rides at Hanford form some of her very favourite childhood memories.

Phillip read History at Cambridge before taking a PGCE at the Cambridge University Education Department. He taught History and English at Monmouth School from 1982 to 1985, where he was also a Residential Boarding Tutor, then moved to Dulwich College. There he taught History, latterly as Head of Department and was a Middle School Day Housemaster until 1999, when he became Head of Highfield.  He is married to Jo and they have four children. He is currently a Governor at King’s College School, Wimbledon.

Philip has reinvented himself many times, starting as a commissioned officer in the Army before spending 18 years in financial services in sales, marketing and management. In 2001 he and his family emigrated to live in New Zealand where Philip ran a small farm, served as an elected parent representative on the Board of Nelson College for Girls and was involved in a variety of different businesses ranging from first aid kits to a vineyard. On returning to the UK in 2009, he set up a portrait photography business and has several other business interests. Philip is married to Maria who is a writer and learning support teacher; they have four adult daughters none of whom attended Hanford.

Brigadier Alex Potts is a serving Army officer and is married to Anna, an ex-Hanford Governor. Their three daughters are Hanford girls, past and present. His military service has taken him on numerous operations and to various countries; most recently to Afghanistan in command of his regiment, The King’s Royal Hussars.  He is based in Pirbright, Surrey and commands fourteen recruit training regiments that are located across the UK with responsibilities for training up to 15000 regular and reserve recruits per annum.  
Mike leads global sales at Micro Focus. He has more than 15 years’ experience in sales leadership roles within enterprise software organizations. Prior to joining Micro Focus in 2009, Mike served as the World Wide Vice President of Professional Services, Maintenance Renewals and Technical Support for the NetIQ business unit of Attachmate. Before that time he held various leadership roles at BMC Software. Mike has a degree in English Literature and Computer Science from La Salle University in Philadelphia. 

Sarah read classics at Oxford, took her PGCE at King's, London, and came to Bryanston as Head in 2005 after helping run two of Britain's most successful co-ed public schools. She was deputy head at Uppingham for six years and before that spent 13 years at Sevenoaks teaching classics, housemistressing and heading the sixth form.

After reading Social Anthropology at Edinburgh, Charlotte became a solicitor specialising in media law and was a Partner at libel firm Carter-Ruck for 12 years. After a period as Marketing Manager at a Private Client firm of solicitors and as a duty lawyer at the Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail and Metro newspapers Charlotte now works as a Legal Director at the law firm Schillings, who are experts in reputation management. Charlotte has three children, the youngest of whom went to Hanford.

Catty, a Hanford Old Girl, initially qualified as a Montessori teacher before embarking on a career in fund raising, events and PR. After 10 years working for a Prison Rehabilitation Charity, she is now a Logistics and Creative Director for conferences on behavioural and mental health. Catty has three children and her eldest daughter recently attended Hanford.