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Our people work in a wide range of roles, helping thousands of people in Croydon on a daily basis. John Whitgift Foundation’s staff are based in our schools, care homes, Carers’ Information Service or in the Foundation’s head office in central Croydon.

Foundation Head Office

  • Martin Corney – Chief Executive
  • Michael Webb Chief Finance Officer
  • Dolores Pickersgill – Director of Care
  • Helen Bidgway – Head of HR
  • Suzanne Spooner – Head of Estates
  • Catherine Shirley – Head of Marketing and Communications
  • Steve Larkin – Health and Safety Officer

School Head Teachers

  • Jane Burton – Head, Old Palace of John Whitgift School
  • Alasdair Kennedy – Headmaster, Trinity School
  • Chris Ramsey – Headmaster, Whitgift School

Whitgift Care

  • Joe Patterson – Head of Care, Whitgift House
  • Deborah Pearson – Care Manager, Wilhelmina House
  • Helen Thompson – Carers’ Information Service Manager
  • Alison Newman – Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Our Governors

Our Court Governors come from a range of educational, care and business backgrounds. They oversee the day-to-day management of the charity, led by Chief Executive Martin Corney. Court meets four times a year to make key decisions. Governors also sit on sub-committees that meet three times a year relating to aspects of the Foundation’s work.

Court Governors (2019/20)