Mr Tim Suter MA (Oxon) (Chairman of Governors)
Tim is Managing Director of Perspective Associates, an advisory company dealing in media policy and regulatory strategy.
A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, he taught English at Rugby School and Eton College, before joining the BBC to make drama, documentary, and current affairs programmes. In 1999 he was appointed a specialist advisor to the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport; and after a brief spell running Broadcasting Policy within DCMS, he joined the regulator for the media and communications sector, Ofcom, as its founding Partner responsible for content regulation. He left Ofcom to found Perspective in 2007, where he has worked with governments, regulators and media companies in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA and Australia.
Tim is married with a daughter and two sons.
Mr John Allen, FRICS (Vice Chairman of Governors)
John spent his career as a Chartered Surveyor holding senior positions within companies in the construction industry. John is also a member of a number of construction industry bodies and committees, and consultant on building and construction matters.
Now retired, John is an External Examiner at the University of Reading, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, U.M.I.S.T. and College of Estate Management.
John has been a Governor of NLCS since November 2002.
Mr Michael Baughan
Michael spent nearly all his working career with Lazard Brothers and retired as a Managing Director in 1999.
He is a Lay Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and a Governor of Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust of Academies and Westminster School. He is also a member of the Finance, Audit and Remuneration Committee of The Pilgrim Trust and the Garrick Club Investment Committee'.
Mr Keith M Breslauer, BSc, MBA
Keith is the Managing and Founding Partner of Patron Capital Partners, a €1.7 billion investment firm focused on pan European property and distressed opportunities. Keith is actively involved in the community in a number of charities. He was educated in the US at NYU for his B.S. and University of Chicago for his MBA.
Mr Nigel Carrington, MA (Oxon), CGDHA
Nigel is the Rector of University of the Arts London. Previous roles have included Managing Partner of an international law firm and Managing Director of a group of automotive technology companies. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Mrs Sophie Carter, BSc (Hons), Associate, CFA, Old North Londoner
Sophie Carter has over 15 years experience in the City working as a corporate financier and as a fund manger. She became the only female graduate to join the Samuel Montagu Merchant Bank graduate training programme. There she spent 6 years in the Corporate Finance Division. Her expertise included mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and privatisations for major corporations and government.
She was one of the new team recruited by the founders of SocGen Asset Management ("SGAM") to establish a new UK institutional and retail fund management group backed by the French Bank Société Générale. She left SGAM in 2006 to spend more time with her children, who are still young.
Mrs Claire Froomberg, MA, FCMA, FRSA (Treasurer)
Claire is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a graduate of Cambridge University. She has held senior finance positions in plcs, and for the last eight years has followed a career as finance director for a number of charities, currently the Institute of European Environmental Policy.
Mr Steven Jaffe, BSc (Hons), FCA
Steven has recently retired as senior partner at Hazlems Fenton LLP, having been in practice for over 35 years. He was educated at Christ's College School and the London School of Economics, and achieved his professional qualification at PwC. He is involved with the local community through his charity work.
Steven is married with three adult children, his two daughters are both Old North Londoners.
Mr Peter Linthwaite M.A. (Oxon)
After reading Law at New College Oxford, Peter had an early career in banking and corporate finance working in London, Scandinavia and Asia. For the last twenty years he has been actively involved in the venture capital and private equity industry. Since 2008 he has been Managing Partner of CT Investment Partners LLP, investing in early stage clean energy businesses. Previously Peter served as Chief Executive of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA), the representative body for the UK's private equity industry. Prior to the BVCA he was an executive director of Royal London Private Equity Ltd and Murray Johnstone Ltd, where for seven years he was Managing Director of their Asian and Middle East operations, based in Singapore.
Peter is married with two daughters
Ms Julie Quinn, LLB (Hons) BCL
Julie has 18 years experience in the City as a lawyer and has specialised since 1994 in employment law. Jules now heads the employment department of a major city practice. Jules has significant experience advising financial institutions, corporates and multi-nationals on employment issues and in particular international project management. Jules has expertise on discrimination and work life balance issues and frequently lectures (in the UK and abroad) and trains clients on employment issues.
Jules is married and has two children, one currently at NLCS. She is also currently training for her private pilot's licence.
Mr Laurence Rabinowitz QC, BA, LLB (Wits), BA, BCL (Oxon)
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Laurence studied English at the University of Witwatersrand. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to read for a BA in Jurisprudence at Merton College Oxford. He was awarded the Eldon Scholarship and in 1987 called to the Bar practising in Commercial Law. Since 2002 he has practised as a barrister at One Essex Court covering a wide range of commercial areas including finance, insurance, professional negligence, energy and media disputes. He has been chairman of the One Essex Court pupillage committee since 2000 and is a founder member of the Merton Lawyers' Committee.
Laurence is married with two sons and a daughter who is currently at North London Collegiate.
Mrs Eileen A Raperport, BA, FCT
Eileen has a degree in economics and is a Fellow of The Association of Corporate Treasurers. She is currently head of corporate pensions for an international engineering group. She spent most of her earlier career in senior corporate treasury roles within multinational companies.
As a parent of three daughters who were all at NLCS, Eileen sat on the Parents' Guild Committee before becoming Senior Vice Chair (2003 - 2005) and finally a governor in 2006.
Mr Dipen Shah, BSc (Combined Hons), ACA (Chairman of Finance and Estates)
Dipen is a Chartered Accountant, starting his career at Deloitte and Touche. Specialising in corporate Finance, he was involved in the development and delivery of capital projects advising both public sector (government departments and local councils for education projects) and private sector organisations. He has recently joined Barclays Bank, where he specialises in lending on infrastructure and government projects. He focuses on the education sector and has primary responsibility for the government's new Building Schools for the Future programme.
Dipen is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the North West London Strategic Health Authority (NWLSHA) where he manages the performance of eight Primary Care Trusts, two mental health NHS Trusts and eight acute hospital NHS Trusts and a budget of about £2.2 billion per annum.
Dipen is married with two children and has been a Governor since June, 2004.
Dr Simon Stoddart, PhD, FSA, MIFA (University of Cambridge nominee)
Simon has nearly 30 years experience in university teaching and research, working in Rome, Michigan, York and Bristol, as well as Cambridge. On graduating, he spent three formative years at the British School at Rome and the University of Michigan, before undertaking doctoral research in Cambridge. In university teaching, he has progressed from Lecturer at York and Bristol to Senior Lecturer at Bristol and Cambridge.
He has undertaken extensive fieldwork in Central Italy, Sicily, Malta and Scotland, publishing books on his fieldwork, the Mediterranean Bronze Age, Etruscan Italy, Landscapes and the Celts. From 1998-2002, he edited the international journal Antiquity.
He is married to a fellow archaeologist and they have two children who are entering University and at Secondary School.
Mr Graham Partington
Bursar and Clerk to the Governors