Mr J R Allen
Property Developer & former Durston House parent
Mr James Allen runs a small building company that operates from West London working for Architects in higher end refurbishments, specialising in more complicated and obscure projects. Former Durston parent.
Mr S A Armstrong
Marketing & former Durston House parent
Andy has a commercial background in Media, FMCG and other consumer industries. In addition to his Durston responsibilities, Andy is also Chief Executive of the commercial arm of a leading military charity and is a former Durston parent.
Ms A Collier
Solicitor, Business Consultant & former Durston House parent
Ms Ann Collier (LLB Hons) originally qualified as a solicitor. She has also been a lecturer at the College of Law and more recently has been Head of Learning & Development in two large City law firms. She now works as an executive coach and business consultant. Former Durston parent with a son and a daughter.
Mrs S Girn
Solicitor & former Durston House parent
Mrs Shally Girn is a solicitor practising employment law. She is a former Durston parent of two boys.
Mrs S Hay
Former Durston House parent
Mrs Susan Hay qualified with a BSc Hons in Computer Science followed by a career with Burroughs, ICL and IBM in software development, technical marketing support, product development, product management and marketing. Left IBM to look after young family and then did part time consultancy for some years. Former Durston parent, three boys.
Mr D G Henshall
Solicitor & former Durston House parent
David Henshall qualified as a Solicitor and is currently specialising in cross-frontier commercial disputes. Former Durston Parent.
Mr K Mahoney
BSc MRICS (Co-Chairman)
Kevin Mahoney is a retired Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience in commercial property, specialising in shopping centre development and asset management across Europe. Kevin is currently Chair of Actonians Association Sports Club and is responsible for delivering a wide range of community and affordable sport to over 1000 members. Kevin is also a Level 2 ECB Qualified Cricket coach and is lead coach responsible for delivering coaching programmes to local schools as well as club members. As a Trustee of the Gunnersbury Museum and Park Development Trust Kevin is actively involved in the delivery of a multi-million pound, Lottery Heritage funded redevelopment of a grade 2 listed building as well as the refurbishment of the park and its surrounds.
Mr C X Castelino
Finance Director & former Durston House parent
Colin Castelino qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has worked as a Finance Director in a number of UK and European businesses and currently works as Finance Director in the Education Sector. He is a former Durston parent with two sons. He is Honorary Treasurer and Board Member of Independent Higher Education a trade body representing independent higher education providers.
Mr D A Alexander
BMus (Hons) Dip. NCOS
Headmaster, Newland House School
David is originally from Northern Ireland and has an Honours degree in music from University College of North Wales. He is a retired IAPS Head who was Deputy Headmaster at St Pauls’ Cathedral Choir School before going on to be Head at a number of independent prep schools including Newland House School in Twickenham in 2010. He was also Chief Executive at the Creative Education Corporation plc who operate a chain of nurseries throughout the country.
Dr T Girn
MSc MBA PhD
Chartered Accountant & former Durston House parent
Dr Tom Girn is a Chartered Accountant and director of AP Benson management consultants. He specialises in corporate turnaround and finance. By background he is a mathematician and currently chairs the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence which funds research into mathematical modelling of brain function at Oxford University. He holds a DPhil. in early American history and has an ongoing research interest in the origins of the American Revolution (and latterly, the experience of Native Americans) as a Research Fellow within the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London. He is a former Durston House parent of two boys.