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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Chair | Simon Fletcher

Key Responsibilities

  • Chair
  • Finance Lead
  • Data Protection
  • Risk Register
  • Performance Management


Simon has worked in professional services for over 30 years. He has performed a variety of strategic and operational leadership roles in Clifford Chance, a global law firm. During his time at the law firm, he established the charitable foundation and led a number of the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiatives focused on increasing access to education. Since stepping down at Clifford Chance Simon has taken on a number of other senior roles in the charity sector. He is currently the Director of Operations for ClientEarth, a global law environment charity that is using the law to fight climate change and protect nature. In addition, he is the vice-chairman of Pets As Therapy a national charity that supports volunteers and their dogs who visit hospitals, hospices and schools. The charity runs a Read2Dogs scheme focused on helping improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading. In his various roles, Simon has particular experience and expertise in leadership, governance, financial management as well as risk management.


Simon was born in Aylesbury, was a pupil at Aylesbury Grammar School and now lives in Bucks. As well as walking his dog, Simon enjoys reading, live music and the occasional long-distance run.


Term of Office | 13 March 2018 to 12 March 2022


Page updated 22/06/2021