Meet the Team

SCIS Staff and Governing Board

SCIS staff

John Edward, Director
Alison Herbert, Deputy Director - Communications and Marketing 
Margaret Lannon, Deputy Director - Professional Learning and Development
Ruth Mendel, Policy and Liaison Officer
Alison Newlands, Finance and Research Manager
Fiona MacAulay, CPD Administrator

SCIS Governing Board

The SCIS Governing Board comprises the Chair, The Right Hon. Lady Smith, and Governors, Heads and Bursars elected by the member schools, as follows:

  • Jennifer Alexander (Business Director, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh) 
  • Gavin Calder (Head, The Edinburgh Academy Junior School, Edinburgh)
  • Michael Carslaw (Head, St Leonards)
  • Guy Cartwright (Bursar, The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh) Hon Treasurer
  • Anne Everest (Head, St George's School for Girls)
  • Richard Hellewell (Chief Executive, Royal Blind School, Edinburgh)
  • Simon Johnson (Headmaster, Wellington School, Ayr)
  • Elizabeth Lister (Governor, Strathallan School, Perth)
  • Jonathan Molloy, (Bursar, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, Edinburgh)
  • Dr Laura Murphy (Headteacher, Fernhill School, Glasgow)
  • Kieron O'Brien (Head of Education, Common Thread Schools, Dumfries)
  • Melvyn Roffe (Principal, George Watson's College, Edinburgh) 
  • Melvyn Shanks (Principal, Belmont House School, Glasgow)
  • Kathleen Sweeney (Bursar, St Aloysius' College, Glasgow)
  • Richard Toley (Head, Lathallan School, Angus)  Chair, Finance & General Purposes
  • Justin Wilkes, (Bursar, Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire)