Heriot’s Governors

The Board of Governors oversees the activities of George Heriot’s Trust

The Board of Governors oversees the activities of George Heriot’s Trust, which was established in 1624 to found our school. The Board supervises and scrutinises how the school is run.

Mrs Joyce Cullen became Chairman of the Board in July 2020. Professor Mark Strachan is Vice Chairman. Governors are appointed and there must be at least six in post at any one time. The Board and its various committees meet regularly, as required.

George Heriot’s Trust is a registered charity. The Board operates under the terms of the George Heriot’s Trust Scheme 2017.

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Mr Hew Bruce-Gardyne


Convenor of the Parent Governor Liaison Committee

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Mrs Kate Cherry

Convenor of Bursaries, Foundation & Scholarships Committee

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Mrs Joyce Cullen



Chair of Governors

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Mr Ian Herok


Convenor of the
People Committee

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Mr Vineet Lal


Convenor of Development Committee

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Mr Andrew McGeough


Member of the Finances & Resources Committee

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Dr Pauline Sangster

Convenor of Education Committee

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Mr Allan Sim

Convenor of Finances & Resources Committee

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Mr Cameron Stott

Member of the Finances & Resources Committee

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Professor Mark Strachan

Vice Chairman
of Governors

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Mr James Thomson C.B.E

Member of the Finances & Resources Committee

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Mr Alan Urquhart

Member of the
Education Committee

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Board reports

Read the Trust’s most recent Consolidated Financial Statements and Governors’ Report, for the year to 31 July 2019.

View the Trust’s Gender Pay Gap Commentary, published March 2020.