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Board of Governors

Aberdour is a registered charity, which means there are no outside shareholders and the school’s property is held benevolently. All surpluses are re-invested in the school and the Governors (who are also the charity trustees) are unpaid volunteers. The Board consists of a number of individuals with relevant professional and educational backgrounds so the school has access to a vast amount of expert knowledge and experience. You can click on each name to read short biographies.

The Governors have overall responsibility for the school and are accountable for oversight and strategic direction. The full Board meets regularly and there are specialist committees for the main areas of activity.

Mr Donald Davie MSc (Dist) MBCS - Chairman

First appointed as a Governor in 2015

Donald is an IT Director with 30 years' experience of creating business critical computer systems for many commercial organisations such as TNT Express, Ford, Apple, RBS and eBay as well as UK government departments. His two sons are former Aberdour pupils. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors in March 2020.

Mr Colin Wright Bsc. Econ FCA FRSA

Chairman of Finance & General Purposes Committee
Member of Nominations Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 1994

Colin spent his entire professional career in the London office of KPMG, one of the world's largest firms of accountants and business advisors. In addition to to his client roles, Colin held a number of senior management positions including Managing Partner for Operations and IT and CFO of the UK Consulting business. Colin retired in 2003 after 20 years as senior partner. Since then Colin has operated as an independent consultant and is a Trustee of SCILL, a local disability charity. Both of his sons are former pupils at Aberdour.

Mrs Rosena Monaghan BSc, H.DIP.ED

First Appointed as a Governor in 2014

After completing a Science degree and a Post graduate qualification in Education at Trinity College Dublin, Rosena began her teaching career in Ireland, teaching Science subjects and Mathematics at Secondary level. She moved to London with her husband in 1988. Her teaching career continued and she was soon appointed Head of Biology at Ashbourne Independent School, London. There she became Deputy Principal, a post she held until leaving to have her family. Rosena is currently a Partner of her husband's Corporate Finance Consultancy. She has been a member of the Aberdour Parents' Association and her four children all attended Aberdour.

Mr Pete Dickerson Bsc

First appointed as a Governor in 2018

Pete graduated in Chemistry & Business Administration, spending his career in the oil and gas industry where he held senior positions in commercial, financial and economic disciplines. His outside interests cover most sports including rugby where he coached and refereed at mini and junior rugby level. Both of his sons are former Aberdour pupils.

Mrs Moira McKerchar Bsc

Member of the Education, Nominations and Bursaries Committee
First appointed as a Governor in 1999 Moira, having taken a year out from professional duties, has returned to our School to resume her position on the Governing Body

After reading Mathematics at Glasgow University, Moira worked for Rolls Royce Aero-Engine Division followed by a ten-year break to bring up children. On returning to work, Moira began lecturing at an Adult Education College before teaching Mathematics and Physics to A-Level in both the independent and maintained sectors. Both of her sons are former pupils at Aberdour.

Rev David Senior

First appointed as a Governor in 2019

Rev David Senior is Curate at St Paul's Howell Hill. He oversees courses such as Alpha, helps offer special services and events, pastoral care of new Christians and partnerships with other churches. He co-leads Cheam Caféchurch, which is run with St Dunstan’s Cheam. Formerly chief executive of a Christian charity, Rev David also chairs a national programme of conferences and training for church and charity leaders. He is married to Helen and they have two young daughters.

Mr Mike Pettit

First appointed as a Governor in 2021