Son follows in father’s footsteps by becoming school’s chair of governors

Jamie Search, right, Ashville College’s incoming chair of Governors with outgoing chair, Peter Whiteley

A former Ashville College pupil has followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming the independent school’s new chairman of Governors.

Jamie Search, who attended the Harrogate school in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has been elected as chairman of the school’s governing body – the position held by his late father, Roger, more than two decades before.

A director of William G Search – a Leeds-based firm founded by his grandfather, Bill, in 1946 – Jamie has taken over the reins from outgoing Chairman, Peter Whiteley, who has held the position for the last six years.

Jamie, who has served as a Governor for the last eight years, said: “I am honoured to have been elected as Ashville College’s Chairman of Governors, a position previously held by my father two decades ago.”

Richard Marshall, Headmaster, said: “Peter Whiteley has been an exceptional Chairman, and over the last six years he, the other Governors and the superb staff we have at Ashville, have done a wonderful job of taking the School to where it finds itself today – one of the leading independent schools in the country.

“I’d like to express my thanks to Peter for his hard work and for the wisdom he has brought. I would also like to welcome Jamie and I look forward to working closely with him over the coming years.”

Jamie added: “I am humbled that Ashville has put its trust in me and I’m incredibly proud that I am following in my father’s footsteps. He was very well respected and I hope I can live up to his reputation.”

 

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