Erica Hermon (appointed December 2020)
Erica Hermon has lived in Herefordshire, near Ross-on-Wye, since 1998. Her two daughters, one now in 6th form and the other in Year 10, have both attended JKHS since year 7.
In 2019, Erica joined the Wye Valley NHS Trust as the Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Company Secretary, responsible for establishing and managing the highest levels of corporate governance and acting as the principal advisor to the Chief Executive, Managing Director, Chairman and the Board of Directors on all issues relating to corporate governance, maintaining the highest standards of propriety.
Prior to joining the NHS, Erica worked for Herefordshire Council for nine years leading a number of teams as head of law and governance including emergency planning, health and safety, elections, governance, procurement and legal. She started her career in the Royal Air Force where she served for 20 years, latterly as a Wing Commander in strategic planning, policy and logistics appointments at the lead headquarters responsible for the operational planning for all RAF resources and staff committed to operations worldwide.
Mr Andrew Morris (appointed September 2020)
Andrew has had three children attend JKHS all of whom have moved on to successful careers encouraged and supported by their time at school. He is a solicitor practising in Ross-on-Wye and the Forest of Dean and is the current serving President of the Herefordshire Breconshire and Radnorshire Law Society. He has previously served as a Chair of School Governors in one of our village schools and has been a director of a local charitable housing association.
Mr Frank Myers MBE, BTech (Hons), GDMA, FCMI, FIC, MIET (appointed September 2020)
Frank is a businessman from Walford, near Ross on Wye. He currently has active involvement in Manufacturing, Professional Services, Food and Drink and Tourism and Leisure businesses.
As the founder of Myers Road Safety Ltd, Frank received the MBE for services to road safety and to export. One of his inventions, The Quickcone, earned him a coveted British Design Award and continues to sell around the world.
Frank is Chairman of the Herefordshire Business Board and a Director of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd. He is a Director of MCP Systems Consultants Ltd, which won the E-Health Insider Award for Innovation and continues to provide consultancy services to the sector.
As a Non-Executive Director of The Wye Valley NHS Trust, Frank is Chairman of its Charitable Funds Committee and the Herefordshire Stakeholder Group. He is also Chairman of the Herefordshire Community Foundation and has more than 20 years experience working in the charity sector.
Frank is an Independent Member of the Welsh Government Health and Social Services Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.
He spends most of his spare time playing tennis and tending the family vineyard which produces ‘Wythall Estate’ wines.
Mr Neil Pascoe (appointed September 2018)
Neil was a member of the JKHS governing body for many years, initially as a Parent trustee and, more recently, as a Community trustee. Neil has three children all of whom attended the school, his daughter having left the Sixth Form in 2009.
Neil currently works for a Housing Association based in the Forest of Dean providing affordable housing throughout West Gloucestershire and in South Herefordshire. He also chairs another Housing Association and sits as a Magistrate on the Herefordshire Bench.
David Sheppard (appointed September 2020)
David Sheppard, 73, read Geology at Queen’s University, Belfast. After two years in show-business he joined Northern Gas in Newcastle in 1971. He left in 1980, after three years on the Board, to found his own management, marketing & communications consultancy. With offices in Newcastle, London and Teesside and affiliates in Amsterdam, Boston, Denver, Frankfurt, New York and Paris, David Sheppard & Associates advised an eclectic mix of regional, national and international clients. These included Bell Canada, British Gas TransCo, British Steel, Courtaulds Aerospace, Energis, Glaxo, ICI, ICL, ITV, Japanese Imperial Household, KPMG, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Mars, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Natwest, Newcastle University, Nynex, TSB, Tyne & Wear Dev’t Corp. US West and Zanussi.
With five others he set up make-believer limited, developers and manufacturers of Click&Do™ software based toys and educational products which was sold in 2005. He also set up and later sold Telecom Trends International. He rescued Cable & Telecommunications Engineering, a technical magazine, which he turned round and later sold. He retired and moved to Herefordshire in 2005.
For ten years until February 2019 he was one of the two founders of Hereford’s nascent engineering only “university”, leading the team that secured some £24 million start-up funding from HM Government.
The members have written to parents and carers today. You can see their letter here.
The members have written again to parents and carers following the review of leadership and governance by a National Leader of Governance. You can see that letter here and the resulting action plan here.