Governing Body

The School is governed by a Board of Governors, which consists of nominated and appointed Governors. Nominations are made by the Lord Lieutenant, the Bishop of Chester, the University of Manchester and Cheshire East Local Authority. The Mayor of Macclesfield is an ex-officio Governor of the School. We have around 21 individuals on the Board of Governors, each serving a term of at least five years.

Governors are drawn from a range of different backgrounds, including Former Pupils, parents and former parents. Most live locally and all use their broader skills and experiences to the benefit of the School. Governors are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School.

Role of Governing Body

King's Chair of Governors - Dr John Kennerley


Dr John Kennerley, BPharm, MRPharmsS, PhD
Chair of Governors

John graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham where he also completed his PhD. He started his career as a University Lecturer before moving into pharmaceutical research, development and manufacture of new medicines, including their project and portfolio management through late stage development and the early launch period. He retired from AstraZeneca in 2011. John's father and his two sons were former pupils of King's School.


Governor John Sugden


Mr John Sugden, MA, FIMechE, CEng
Vice-Chair of Governors

John Sugden is Vice Chair of the Governing Body which he joined in 2007. He has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and he is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked for over 30 years for ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca in the area of research and manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics and fine chemicals. John is a former pupil of King’s School.

To contact the Chair of Governors, or other member of the Governing Body, please telephone the Secretary to the Director of Finance on 01625 260010 or write to:

The Chair of Governors
c/o The Director of Finance
The King's School
Alderley Road
Cheshire SK10 4SP