JEFF Hayes, Chairman of Governors at King’s Ely, will retire from the Board of Governors in June 2020.

Mr Hayes has been a member of the Board for ten years, which is the maximum term permitted for a Governor. He joined the Board in 2010 and was appointed Chairman in 2012.

Mr Hayes will be succeeded as Chairman by David Day, who has been a Governor at King’s Ely for more than six years and who has been Chairman of the Board’s Finance and General Purposes Committee since 2016.

Mr Day, who is also a member of both the Education and Estates Committees, and is Chairman of King’s Ely Enterprises Ltd, the school’s trading arm, was elected unanimously by the Board.

Mr Hayes said: “It has been a privilege to serve as a Governor and the Chairman of this wonderful school, and I wish to express my grateful thanks to all the staff and my fellow Governors for their support and commitment over the last eight years as their Chairman.

“I have now served the maximum term allowed as a Governor, hence I will step down and pass on the role to a new Chairman who will take up the responsibility of working with and supporting King’s Ely’s Principal, John Attwater, as the school continues to grow and develop to meet the challenges that the independent education sector faces over the coming years.

“David was elected unanimously by the Board and my fellow Governors and I look forward to him assuming the leadership of the Board in June 2020. I will retain very fond memories of my time as a Governor and Chairman, and I wish David every success going forward.”

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