The Board of Governors at the College is a highly committed and hard working group who give their time freely to support the leadership team in delivery of the key initiatives outlined in the College's strategic vision. We still have on the Board a number of the founding governors and parents who took on the task of setting up the College 40 years ago, and continue to support it to this day.

Foundation Governors

Governors who have served not less than 25 years may be offered the position of Foundation Governors. They are entitled to attend, but not vote at, Governor’s meetings and do not have the legal responsibilities of Governors.

All correspondence for the Chairman of Governors should be sent to the following address:

Abbey Gate College
Saighton Grange

Tel: 01244 332 077
Fax: 01244 335 510
Email: admin@abbeygatecollege.co.uk



Mrs J Robinson Foundation Governor & Estates Committee
Jane was educated at Gloddaeth Hall, Llandudno and is married with 3 children. Her son, Phillip attended Abbey Gate College between 1978 and 1984. A Founder Trustee and Governor she is now a Foundation Governor of the College. Jane was a member of the Social Committee for 30 years and currently sit as a member of the Estates Committee. She was also a founder member of the Chester Deva Rotary Club and Company Director of a family business and is an active member of Chester Golf Club. Jane sits on the Estates Committee.
Mr E Trevor-Barnston Governor
Ed commissioned from Sandhurst and spent six years in the army half of which was serving with Commando forces operating worldwide. He left to get married to Kate and they lived in New Zealand. He retrained and became an investment manager working for ABN AMRO. Ed and Kate returned in 2010 with their two boys both of whom attend Abbey Gate College. Ed is now the Rural Asset Manager running Barnston Estate comprising 1,800 acres with multiple farms, forestry operations, renewable energy interests, a business park, residential lets and land development. The Estate provides housing and employment for 200 people. The latest project is a significant dairy expansion which will create one of the most technologically advanced and efficient farms in the country. The estate produces 16 million litres of milk a year. In addition, Ed sits on the national council for the Country Landowners and Business Association to try and shape DEFRA Policy to promote business in the rural economy, he is a governor of the Oldfield Educational Trust overseeing six Cheshire farms, and regularly presents at national conferences on rural matters.
Mr B Wake Governor & Company Secretary
Profile and photograph to follow.