Kieran Murphy (class of 1976) appointed new Chair of Governors

We are delighted to welcome Kieran Murphy as the new Chair of Governors of the Latymer Foundation. He will take over from Rosalind Sweeting, LLB, who has been in the role since July 2017. 

Kieran has been on the School’s Governing board since December 2020. He attended Latymer Prep and Upper Schools, leaving in 1976, having been a beneficiary of a free place (LEA Scholarship) throughout his time in the Upper School.

From Latymer, Kieran went on to read Natural Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 1979. He joined the civil service and spent eight years at HM Treasury before joining the UK investment bank, Kleinwort Benson. At KB and subsequently at Gleacher Shacklock, he specialised in corporate finance advice, working with some of the largest companies across Europe in the building and construction industry.  He is currently Chairman of Mears Group plc, the leading provider of services to the social housing market. While at Gleacher and since retiring from the firm, he has built a portfolio of non-executive director and trustee roles. He is a director of Aliaxis SA and a Trustee of the University of London.

Kieran brings a wealth of experience and passion for Latymer and its ambitions to promote social mobility through outstanding education and access to opportunity. The Senior Management Team look forward to working closely with him and the full board of Governors. 

We are incredibly grateful to Ros for her unceasing devotion to Latymer and her dedication as Chair during the past 5 years, particularly during the challenging years of the pandemic. We thank her for her service to the Latymer Foundation, the Schools and the community as she steps down from the Board after nine years. 

Author: carolineroberts

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