Caroline Duckworth

Vice Chair of Council of Trustees
Chair of Welfare Committee
Member of Finance Committee
Member of Governance Committee
Nominated Gifted and Talented Trustee

Caroline graduated from Aberdeen University with an MA in Geography with Economics.  She spent the first 15 years of her working life in retail management holding operational management roles to Operations Director level with Habitat Designs Ltd and Maples plc.  For 10 years Caroline worked for the Appointment Commission acting as an independent assessor on appointment panels for non-executive directors.  Caroline has spent the last 20 years working in the voluntary sector.  Until March 2012 Caroline worked for Common Purpose a leadership development organisation working across all sectors.  From March 2012 to October 2015 Caroline was CEO of Quartet Community Foundation (QCF) working in Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  QCF works to match donors with local charities and organisations supporting the causes they care about.  Since October 2015 Caroline took on the role of Treasurer of The Society of Merchant Venturers in Bristol.  The Society works across greater Bristol and is responsible for nine schools educating over 4,000 young people, supporting over 5,000 older people in care homes, Almshouses and care at home, distributing over £250k in small grants each year as well as supporting Social Investment.


Caroline is a Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, Trustee of SS Great Britain and Governor of Collegiate School and Venturers Trust in Bristol.  Both her children attended Wycliffe Prep School and her son attended the Senior School until he completed his GCSE’s.

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Elizabeth Buckley

Liz attended Bassaleg Grammar School and graduated with a degree in Zoology, specialising in Physiology and Immunology, from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Major General Richard Clements CBE

Richard (OW 1977-1989) spent his childhood in Gloucestershire and started his Wycliffe education in Lower Prep.

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Lynn Duncan

Lynn is a retired Prep School Headteacher. She graduated from the University of London with a degree in Biological Sciences and a PGCE in Science Education.

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Lewis Faulkner

Lewis Faulkner studied Biological Sciences at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford before completing his PGCE at New College, Oxford.

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Jody Fullman

Jody has spent in excess of 20 years defining and delivering technology strategy, across numerous people focused service businesses, both across the UK and internationally.

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Will Garrard

Will was educated at Charterhouse, studied Agricultural Sciences at Newcastle University and served in the British Army.

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Dr Lucy Hair

Lucy was educated at Charlton Park, Cheltenham and went to Wycliffe for 6th form.

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Alison Kerr

Alison (OW, 1994-2011) attended Wycliffe from Nursery through to Sixth Form and went on to study English Literature and Drama at University in Cardiff.

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Simon Lloyd

Simon, an OW, studied Estate Management at Reading University following which he joined a surveying practice in Birmingham.

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John May OBE DL

John is a campaigner, storyteller, teacher, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer and broadcaster who has spent his career working with and for young people in the UK and around the world.  

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Adeyemi (Yemi) Opaleye

Yemi worked in the Oral and maxillofacial hospital departments around the UK before he settled in Gloucestershire, where he set up and managed dental practices. His two children are currently both in the Senior School.

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John Pitt

John was educated at Dulwich College and completed a History Degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge and then a PGCE at the Institute of Education, Cambridge University

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James Slater

James has enjoyed a career as a Chartered Building Surveyor working on the design, repair and maintenance of many different types of property with a particular emphasis on School facilities and Historic Buildings.

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