New Chairman of the Board of Governors

The Governors of Sherborne announce that Roger Fidgen is to be the next Chairman of Governors from January 2016, succeeding Gordon Parry, who retires at Christmas.

Roger was educated at Sherborne and is also a former parent.  He has been on the Board of Governors since 2005 and Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee for the last year.  Roger is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has worked in the property industry both at home and abroad for over 30 years. Roger has held posts as Senior Partner at Gardiner and Theobald (2000 -2004), Chairman of the Waterman Group from (2005–2014) and President of the British Council of Offices (2002). Roger is also a Trustee of the Sherborne Foundation.

Commenting on his appointment, Roger said:
I am delighted and honoured to have been elected to chair the Governors at Sherborne - where I have a long history and connection as a pupil, parent and Governor. I know that I will be able to rely on the support of excellent colleagues as governors, as well as the Headmaster and his team. We are determined to ensure that Sherborne builds upon its strengths to provide a world-class education, supporting boys to become young men with the skills, purpose and integrity to have a positive impact upon the world.  He added: I would like to add on behalf of the Governors and the School our enormous gratitude to Reverend Parry for giving countless hours of his time to the school, bringing his talents and experience in education and church life to steer Sherborne through a period of reform and development.