King William’s College and The Buchan School is delighted to announce the recent addition of two esteemed professionals, Jon McGowan and Henrietta Hammonds, to its Board of Governors. These appointments will enrich the governance structure and contribute significantly to the School’s continued growth and success.

Jon McGowan, a distinguished alumnus of King William’s College, brings a wealth of entrepreneurial and leadership experience to the Board. As Group Chief Executive Officer at MAC Group, Jon has demonstrated remarkable vision and strategic acumen, propelling MAC Financial to become the largest Independent Financial Advisor on the Isle of Man. His dynamic career includes significant achievements, such as leading a management buyout of Aon’s pensions business and launching successful ventures under the MAC Group brand. Jon’s leadership prowess is further evidenced by his tenure as the youngest president of the Chartered Management Institute’s Isle of Man Branch and his role as a Non-Executive Director on various prominent company boards.

Henrietta Hammonds, also an alumna of King William’s College, has significant experience in the field of surveying and property management. Currently serving as a Partner at Beckett and Kay, Chartered Surveyors in London, Henrietta’s journey began with a Master of Arts with Honours degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Since then, she has earned notable accolades, including becoming the youngest female Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2020. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Property Institute.

Chairman of Governors Peter Clucas said: “We are delighted to welcome Henrietta and Jon to our Board of Governors. Their exceptional backgrounds and unwavering commitment to good governance align perfectly with our School’s values. We eagerly anticipate the invaluable contributions they will make as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of education and governance. As King William’s College and The Buchan School look forward to transforming its future by innovation and progress, the addition of Henrietta and Jon heralds a new chapter of success for our School.”

Jon McGowan expressed his eagerness to contribute to the School’s mission, said: “I am thrilled to join the Board of Governors at King William’s College and The Buchan School. I look forward to leveraging my experience to support the School in achieving its strategic objectives and ensuring a bright future for its students.”

Henrietta Hammonds shared her enthusiasm for the opportunity, stating: “I am deeply honoured to have the chance to give back to King William’s College and The Buchan School. I am excited to contribute to the development of future generations and uphold the standards of excellence that define this institution.”

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