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 Chair of the Board in July 2020. Professor Mark Strachan is Vice Chair. 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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Mrs Joyce Cullen

Chair of Governors

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Professor Mark Strachan

Vice Chair of Governors

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Mr Paolo Alonzi

Governor

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Dr Mary Bovill


Governor

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Mrs Kate Cherry

Convenor of Bursaries, Foundation and Scholarships

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Mrs Louise Gibson

Governor and Convener of People Committee

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Mr Alasdair Humphery


Governor

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Mr Vineet Lal

Governor Representative on the Junior School Liaison Group

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Mr Ross McAuley

Governor Representative on the Senior School Liaison Group

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Mr Andrew McGeough


Convernor of Finance and Resources

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Mrs Nicola McLaughlan

Convenor of Development Committee

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Dr Pauline Sangster


Convenor Education Committee

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Mr Bryan Sherriff

Governor

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Board reports

Read the Trust’s most recent Consolidated Financial Statements and Governors’ Report, for the year to 31 July 2022.

View the Trust’s Gender Pay Gap Commentary, published March 2023.