LDBS Trustees

The LDBS is a registered charity. Its board members are directors for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006 and trustees under charity law.

Although LDBS is a separate charity, it is an integral part of the Diocese of London, fulfilling the statutory duties placed on the Diocese in respect of children’s education. The board sets strategy and budgets and provides accountability.

There are up to 30 board members. The Lord Bishop of London is the President and she appoints the Chair and two members. Board members are also nominated or elected by the Deanery Synods, the London Diocesan Headteachers Council and the LDF Finance Committee.

The board appoints five committees to enable it to discharge its responsibilities in an effective manner: Education, Executive and Finance, Audit, City & Diocese and an Appointment Panel.

The Lord Bishop of London, the Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBS is President of the LDBS.

To contact the Executive Chair: Penny Roberts penny.roberts@london.anglican.org

To contact the Company Secretary: Inigo Woolf inigo.woolf@london.anglican.org


Board Member Appointment Body Board Role(s)
The Rt Revd and
Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE
Penny Roberts MBE Bishop of London Executive Chair Appointment Panel (Chair)
Education Committee
Executive & Finance Committee
GROW trustee
Andrew Garwood-Watkins Bishop of London Executive & Finance Committee (Chair)
GROW trustee
The Venerable Luke Miller Bishop of London Executive & Finance Committee
Revd Simon Atkinson Headteacher Council Appointment Panel
Education Committee
Catherine Allard Headteacher Council Education Committee
Anthony David Headteacher Council Executive & Finance Committee
Elisabeth Stevenson Headteacher Council Executive & Finance Committee
Vacancy LDF Finance Committee
Hannah Mason Barnet (London) deanery Education Committee
Simon Judge Brent deanery Audit Committee (Chair)
Adrian Barrett Camden (North) deanery Audit Committee
Revd Sally Jones Camden (South) deanery
Helen Morgan Edwards Chelsea deanery City & Diocese Committee
GROW trustee
Ann George City deanery Education Committee (Chair)
Kate Henry Ealing deanery Audit Committee
Revd Stephen Coleman Enfield deanery Executive & Finance Committee
Alero Abbey Hammersmith & Fulham deanery Education Committee
Malcolm Eady Hampton deanery Education Committee
Revd Simon Clark Haringey (East) deanery Executive & Finance Committee
Appointment Panel
David Poole Harrow deanery Education Committee
Revd Desmond Bannister Hillingdon deanery City & Diocese Committee
Simon Surtees Hounslow deanery Education Committee
Marcia Sinclair Islington deanery Education Committee
City & Diocese Committee
Revd Sam McNally-Cross Kensington deanery
Revd Stuart King Spelthorne deanery
Revd Trevor Critchlow Tower Hamlets deanery Appointment Panel
Revd David Ackerman Westminster (Paddington) deanery Audit Committee
David Richards Westminster (St Margaret’s) deanery Vice Chair
City & Diocese Committee (Chair)
Executive & Finance Committee (Vice Chair)
Vacancy Westminster (St Marylebone) deanery