Prior to joining Bradfield College, Simon was Deputy Head (Academic) at Sherborne School.
He already knew Eton well having taught history here for eight years from 2001. He was Head of History for four of those years.
Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Trustee and former Vice-President (Europe) of the International Boys’ School Coalition and a governor of the London Academy of Excellence.
A graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford, Simon is married to Ali (who is the Chief Executive of Royal SpringBoard, a social mobility charity) and they have four children.
The Lower Master deputises for the Head Master in his absence and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the School.
Paul read Maths at Exeter College, Oxford and stayed on to complete a PGCE before coming to Eton in 1993. He was a House Master from 2010-22 having done a variety of roles including Head of E Block and Master-in-Charge of the Field Game. Until recently, he was a governor of a local state school in Slough, having previously been a governor of a boys’ boarding prep school.
He has four children and his three sons went to Eton. His wife, Becky, teaches at Lambrook School.
The Bursar leads the financial, administrative and support functions of the school and provides professional support for various activities that fall outside the day-to-day operations of the school including the School’s endowment and fundraising.
Janet Walker studied philosophy, politics and economics at Somerville College, Oxford and went on to a postgraduate course in Nice in politics and economics. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she embarked on a variety of roles in film and television in the independent production sector, BBC and ITV, culminating in the position of Director of Finance and Business Affairs at Channel 4.
In 2003, Janet moved into the world of horse-racing (and construction!) when she took up the post of Commercial and Finance Director at Ascot Racecourse where she was heavily involved in the development of the new £200 million grandstand.
Janet joined Eton College in 2011. She is a non-executive director of Henderson High Income Trust plc.
James oversees all boarding Houses at Eton and works closely with House Masters and Dames, with a particular focus on providing high quality pastoral care through strong House teams.
James read History at Brasenose College, Oxford then served in The Rifles for 10 years. He arrived at Eton in 2009 and since then has taken on various roles including Head of History, Head of C Block and Master-in-Charge of the Field Game. For the last 8 years, he has been Master-in-College to the 70 King’s Scholars. He is a governor at two secondary schools: a local comprehensive and an independent school where he is also Chair of the Education Committee.
He is married to Melissa, a Maths teacher in a state school, and they have two children.
Mike oversees all our pastoral care for boys and so works closely with the Stephenson Centre for Wellbeing, the Health Centre, the Director of Safeguarding, the Director of SPHERE, the Director of Inclusion Education, the Head of Access, the Heads of Block as well as House Masters and Dames.
Mike studied English Literature at undergraduate level at the University of Oxford and has a PGDE from Edge Hill University. He was a House Master from 2004-17 in Wotton House and from 2019-21 in Evans’s House. His wife, Emma, is a physiotherapist, and they have a daughter and a son. He is currently a governor at two prep schools.
Tom oversees not only the curriculum and academic departments but also learning support and the Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning (CIRL); in addition he has overall responsibility for examinations (both internal and external) and the process of application to university.
Tom studied classics (‘Greats’) at Trinity College, Oxford. He arrived at Eton in 1996 to teach Latin, Greek and ancient history. He also ran both the Junior Chronicle and Chronicle, and coached rowing.
He was Master-in-Charge of Rowing from 2005-07 and Head of the Classics Department from 2007-10. In 2010, he took over as House Master in Godolphin House until his appointment as Deputy Head (Academic) in 2018.
Tom is a governor at The Langley Academy. He is married to Susannah and they have two children.
Jeanette is responsible for developing and delivering Eton College’s professional development framework and supporting the welfare of those staff directly involved in the delivery of the curriculum. She works closely with Heads of Department, the Teaching and Learning team and the HR Director.
Jeanette arrived at Eton in 1995 after completing her PGCE at York University. During her time here she has developed and run our Induction and Teacher Training programmes for Masters, as well as being Director of Professional Development and, for the last five years, Head of the Mathematics Department.
Jeanette has two daughters.
The Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) oversees the extensive co-curriculum at Eton, including sport, music, drama, outdoor education, CCF, community engagement and the societies programme.
Jon is an English teacher who began his teaching career at Latymer Upper School in 1992 before moving to Eton in 2000, and becoming a House Master in 2009.
He has extensive knowledge of the co-curriculum having coached rugby, football and cricket teams, written and directed plays, edited the school magazine, run debating, and taken various trips abroad.
Jon’s wife, Lisa, is the Head of Economics at Westminster School and their two sons both attended Eton.
Tom oversees Eton’s strong and multiple relationships with state sector schools and the community engagement programme, as well as the annual summer schools.
Tom studied at both Oxford and Cambridge universities before becoming a teacher in 2004. From 2010-2016, Tom led an award-winning outreach programme at King Edward’s School, Birmingham.
An Old Etonian himself, he returned in 2016 as Eton’s first Director of Outreach and Partnership (and then Deputy Head).
In 2019, Tom oversaw the launch of the Thames Valley Learning Partnership, creating a foundation for collaborative and effective cross-sector relationships between local schools and students.
Alice takes specific responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters in the school.
She exercises her responsibilities in conjunction with four Deputy DSLs, who are currently the Deputy Head (Pastoral), the Safeguarding Co-Ordinator, the Head of D Block and the Director of SPHERE.
Alice has a degree in Social Work, and has worked in Children’s Social Care throughout her career in a variety of Social Care departments. Before joining Eton, Alice was the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for Kingston, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead. In this role she was in charge of child protection services working closely with both maintained and independent schools, the police and other statutory agencies. Alice was also chair of the National LADO Network up until she took up her post at Eton.
Justin took a history degree at Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined Eton in 1991 and has been here ever since, save for a short foray into the world of fund management where he worked for Société Générale with a focus on emerging markets.
Justin teaches history and history of art at Eton.
Between 2006 and 2017 he was a House Master. Between 2017 and 2020 he was the Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) in charge of sport, music, drama, outdoor education, the CCF and a host of other associated activities.
Justin is currently Director of Communications and Development at the College, and is Eton’s lead on the North Barnes Farm project. He is passionate about legacy, stewardship and creating thriving community-centric places.
Justin is married to Rachel and they have four children.
Karen read Law at Exeter University and is a solicitor. She joined Eton in 2019, after 20 years at city law firms Herbert Smith and Denton Wilde Sapte and then as in-house counsel at the Rugby Football Union and the Lawn Tennis Association.
At Eton, Karen deals with a wide range of legal and compliance matters affecting the School and supports the Provost & Fellows’ governance function.
Anna joined Eton College as HR Director in 2017, having successfully practised HR for more than 15 years in both creative and corporate environments.
Anna read History at Durham before taking a Masters in Human Resource Management at the London School of Economics. Anna also holds a postgraduate qualification in Employment Law and is a chartered member of the CIPD.
Anna leads Eton’s HR team and is responsible for overseeing people-related matters, including recruitment, professional development, and employee relations.
Anna is also a trustee of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
Chris oversees the running and development of the estate’s properties and grounds, including our exceptional heritage buildings and state-of-the-art facilities.
A qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chris was previously Director of Estates Management & Development at the University of Reading. Also appointed Managing Director to their Thames Valley Science Park public-private partnership, he secured development of the £64million British Museum Archaeological Research Collection facility.
Prior to this, Chris was Head of Commercial at Bidwells, acting for Oxford and Cambridge Colleges ensuring performance of endowment and operational estates, and he worked on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus £330million first phase.
Chris is married with two teenage daughters. His wife Annie is Project Lead for a healthcare charity supporting vulnerable people. An independent member to the Henley College’s Finance & Resources Committee, Chris has served as trustee to charities including the Wokingham Waterside Centre and Sea Cadets.
Catherine has overall responsibility for the School’s finance function, including overseeing the day-to-day financial management of the School, all financial compliance and providing financial strategy planning, reporting and budgeting to the Management Team.
Catherine joined Eton in 2015 after working for 15 years as Finance Director for a global provider of Test and Measurement Equipment Solutions. She studied accountancy at Liverpool University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Catherine is also a Member of the Finance Committee for the London Academy of Excellence, one of Eton’s partner state schools, and is a trustee for Audiovisability, a charity aiming to bring the joy of music to deaf people.
Catherine lives with her partner, a Software Engineer, and her two children.
Ralph joined Eton in 1995. He read classics at Oxford and throughout his time here he has taught Latin, Greek, ancient history and philosophy.
Ralph has also been heavily involved in coaching sports, especially cricket, rugby, hockey, Fives and football. He was Master-in-Charge of cricket and coached the XI from 1999-2007, returning to help coach the XI in 2016-2017. From 2004-2008 he was Chairman of the Games Committee. From 2007-2020 he was the House Master in Durnford House; in the summer of 2022 he was the House Master in Villiers House.