IAPS staff

There are 18 members of staff working to support the IAPS membership at our headquarters in Leamington Spa.

Their priorities are determined by the IAPS Council, made up of members, elected by members.

Chris Davies | Chairman, 2017-20
The Chairman of IAPS is elected for a three year term by the AGM, having been nominated by Council. It is the job of the Chairman to guide the CEO and staff, attend Committee meetings, act as an expert spokesperson and be consulted on significant policy decisions.




Helen Todd | Vice Chairman, 2018-19
The Vice Chairman, who is nominated by the District Representatives for election by Council, is elected for a one year appointment. The Vice Chair attends Committee meetings and District meetings and acts as an essential conduit between the membership and IAPS HQ, leads and is a figure head at the IAPS Annual Conference and deputises for the Chairman of IAPS as required.




Chief Executive’s office

Christopher King | Chief Executive
As well as fulfilling all the functions of Chief Executive, Christopher works with the Chairman and Council to shape the strategic direction of IAPS. Christopher is the figurehead of the Association and offers first-line support to any member in difficulty.
cpmk@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461511


Diane Kamen | PA to Chief Executive
Diane is first port of call for Christopher King, handling all his telephone calls and correspondence. She manages Christopher's diary, makes travel arrangements and handles all his administration. Diane is also clerk to Council and Strategy Committee.
dk@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461502


Petra Hancock | Membership Secretary
Petra handles all membership enquiries and supports the induction of new members. As well as overseeing the regular inspection of IAPS schools, Petra supports the work of the Membership Committee, which ensures standards are maintained by IAPS members and their schools.
ph@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461500


Katherine Lapworth | Communications Manager
The Communications Manager handles all internal and external communications and public relations. Katherine  manages the website content, all IAPS social media and works to promote the organisation and the private education sector as a whole. Her role also involves giving advice to members on communications issues.
kl@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461512


 Gillian Dent | Data Officer
  The data officer is responsible for maintaining the integrity and accuracy of all IAPS data and keeping the records  required by GDPR, as well as responding to requests for data, including subject access requests and any other related enquiries.
  gad@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461516


Education, Advice, Sport and Training Office


Mark Brotherton | Director of Education
Mark provides educational support to schools and initiates educational research and development within IAPS. He is responsible for the courses and conferences programme, working with Helen and the whole EAST team. Mark also oversees our comprehensive sports programme, working alongside Fran and Emily. Mark also works with other educational bodies to promote the interests of prep schools.
msb@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461527


Anna Bond | PA to Director of Education
Anna looks after the Director of Education’s day-to-day requirements, managing appointments and helping to co-ordinate events. She is also committee clerk to the Education Committee.
ab@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461505


Helen Hill | Events, Courses and Conferences Manager
Helen supports the Director of Education in the development of the IAPS courses and conferences programme. She works closely with Maxine and Helen to co-ordinate training. She also attends the Education Committee and is responsible for organising Annual Conference.
hh@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461510


Maxine Rai | Courses and Conferences Administrator
Liaising with Helen Hill, Maxine has responsibility for the administration of a number of courses and conferences; co-ordinating and monitoring the requirements of delegates, speakers and exhibitors. Maxine’s role focusses particularly on Annual Conference, Pre-Prep Leadership Conference, the ISC SEND Conference and our smaller residential courses. Maxine also maintains the courses and conferences booking element of the IAPS database.
                           mr@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461504


Helen Wycherley | Education Administrator
Helen looks after the administration for courses and conferences. She co-ordinates delegate bookings and speakers’ requirements, including handout materials. Helen is also the committee clerk for the annual Subject Leaders’ meeting and supports them in their role as part of the courses programme.
hlw@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461507


Frances Hide | Sport Events Manager
Frances advises and coordinates the work and administration of volunteer sports event organisers and tournaments, edits and updates written guidance to event organisers, secures suitable venues and ensures that the IAPS Sports Handbook for schools is up-to-date and IAPS sports web pages remain current and interesting.
fh@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461513


Emily Connell | Sport Events Co-Ordinator
Emily provides admin support to the sports programme by responding to emails and telephone enquiries from schools and parents, maintaining records of entries and participation in sports events, including data entry and management. She is also clerk to the Sport Committee.
ec@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461513


Finance and Operations Office

Richard Flower | Finance and Operations Director
Richard provides bursarial and governance advice to schools. He is responsible for managing the Association’s finances. He works with external bodies and supports the IAPS pension scheme and IAPS charity, iTrust. Richard deputises for the CEO when required.
rwf@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461508

  Arvind Mistry | Accountant
  Arvind works part time, with his primary responsibilities including management accounts, VAT and payroll. He     authorises purchase ledger payments, reconciles and resolves accounts and deals with overdue accounts.
  am@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461509


Teresa Young | Assistant Finance Manager
Teresa is the first point of contact for detailed finance matters and coordinates the day to day aspects of the finance office. She supports Arvind and Richard in the production of management accounts and statutory returns and directs the work of the Accounts Assistant. Not only does the Finance office run sales and purchase ledgers but it also acts as an agent for copyright licences. Teresa is also a qualified First Aider.
                    ty@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461506


Zoe Murray | Accounts Assistant
Zoe raises invoices, maintains sales and purchase ledgers, and deals with general accounts administration and queries. In addition she helps out with any other office tasks.
zm@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461531

Christine McCrudden | Association Administrator
Christine is responsible for ensuring that the HQ building, IT systems and telephones are operating smoothly and for co-ordinating suggestions for improvements. She also liaises with external suppliers to ensure efficient operations. She assists the Communications Manager with regard to the IAPS website and headlines. She provides cover on reception when required. Christine is the Health and Safety Officer and a qualified First Aider.
                          cmm@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461503


Sue McKenzie | Administration Assistant
One of the main aspects of Sue’s job is to answer the phone and either deal with queries herself or refer the caller to the appropriate person. Supporting both teams, a large part of Sue’s job involves reprographics and the preparation of delegate packs for training courses. Sue is also responsible for all catering in the HQ.
sm@iaps.uk | +44 (0)1926 461501