Our Governors

The governing body of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is known as the Corporation. This lively group of 20 men and women works with our senior leadership team, staff, students, auditors and inspectors to ensure that students of all ages are offered the best possible experiences during their time at college and that the needs of the local community are met.

Committees and Committee Membership

Corporation Structure

Karen Everett

Karen Dagwell

Chair of Corporation
Chair of the Search and Governance Committee

Chartered Accountant; currently Chief Operating Officer for The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts; previously Finance Director for Bournemouth University and before that Southampton Solent University; parent of former students.

David Blenkarn

David Blenkarn

Vice Chair of Corporation

Chartered Accountant; worked as a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and Europe; currently with Smith and Williamson; parent of a former student.

Jonathan Prest

Jonathan Prest

Principal of the College

Principal of the College since 2008; previously Principal of Richard Taunton Sixth Form College; also worked at Alton College, Brockenhurst College and The Sixth Form College Farnborough, where he started as an English teacher in 1987; two sons attended Barton Peveril.

Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams

Safeguarding Governor

Senior Academic, Sport Management, Bournemouth University; one son has completed his courses at Barton Peveril College and another son is a current student.

Guy Ashton

Guy Ashton

Chair of the Finance and Employment Committee

A Chartered Accountant with a long career in financial services, including senior roles in investment banking at HSBC and Deutsche Bank; now a Leadership and Management Consultant focussing on individual, team and organisational performance improvement; previously a Councillor at Winchester City Council where he was Portfolio Holder for Finance.

Peter Boote

Peter Boote

Chair of the Audit Committee
Health and Safety Governor

Director in a large international construction cost and project management consultancy practice; ex-student; has run youth hockey teams for Trojans and Hampshire Junior Academy Centre over many years. Peer reviews and supports College construction projects.

Lisa Croke

Lisa Croke

Retired Head Teacher, most recently at The Hamble School (11-16 years) (previously a PE teacher); currently runs an educational consultancy company – iMPACT Consultancy, a lead facilitator for the Future Change Makers Programme which is a senior leadership development programme at the ETC Alliance (Wildern School) and a facilitator on Winchester Universities National Professional Qualification for Headship programme.

Keith Evans

Keith Evans

Working background including the Insurance and Computing industries giving him experience in many fields such as management, finance, manufacturing, personnel, procurement sales, marketing and quality management; involved in local politics in the Fareham area and is currently a Fareham Borough Councillor and a Hampshire County Councillor.

Puren Savas Gedikoglu

Puren Savas Gedikoglu

Parent Governor

Education and Career Consultant with a background in Business Administration; volunteers extensively; two daughters used to attend Barton Peveril College.

Alan Glaze

Alan Glaze

Teaching Staff Governor

Teacher of Engineering; previously worked for a large multi-national company as an International Marketing Director.

Keith House

Keith House

Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council and also County and Town Councillor; Board Member at Homes England; experience as an international election monitor and democracy trainer; ex-student and parent of former students.

Andrew Jackman

Andrew Jackman

Qualified Chartered Accountant with a career embracing Big Four accountancy, the voluntary and private sectors; governance roles in health and the charity sector; parent of former students.

Debbie Knight

Debbie Knight

Chair of the Standards, Students and Curriculum Committee

Former Parent Governor; Head of Non-medical Education at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital, encompassing nursing and midwifery, all allied health professionals, clinical scientists and the wider non-clinical workforce.

Bea Myers

Bea Myers

Former Barton Peveril student; Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Winchester and Justice of the Peace in Southampton.

Sarah Peacock

Sarah Peacock

Recently retired Partner at Blake Morgan LLP, specialising in Employment Law; starting a new position as Partner at Foot Anstey LLP in January 2020.

David Robinson

David Robinson

Nuclear Physics graduate, retired from a senior management post in a multi-national company involved in quality performance management, financial planning and strategic leadership.

Luke Shearing

Luke Shearing

Support Staff Governor

Marketing and Communications Manager for the College; previously worked for a University of Southampton in Marketing and Communications.

Don Spalinger

Don Spalinger

Entrepreneur who started a series of businesses in Silicon Valley before coming to the United Kingdom. Recently retired Director, Innovation at Southampton University, with entrepreneurial and international management experience.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson

Student, 2nd year

Former pupil of Upper Shirley High School hoping to study Technical Theatre at a Theatre School in London and ultimately to work in the West End. President of the Student Committee.

Alice Cox

Student, 1st year

Formerly at Wildern School in Hedge End and now studying Photography, Business and Sociology at College together with a range of Q-XTRA courses.