Board of Trustees

The ISBA has an elected Board of Trustees.  The board consists of between eight and 12 members. In addition, Scottish schools are represented by the Chairman of the Scottish Bursars' Association who is a co-opted member. 

The members of the ISBA Board are all serving bursars or school business managers and bring expertise from a variety of backgrounds. They use their wealth of knowledge and experience to provide strategic direction to the association.

Board members serve for two years and they may seek re-election for a further period of three years. After this they leave the Board unless elected either Vice Chairman or Chairman.  The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected at each Annual General Meeting (AGM) and may not hold office for more than three years. The ISBA is governed by its Articles of Association.


ISBA Board Members 2018 - 2019


  • John Pratten - Chair and Bursar, Box Hill School
  • Maureen Adams - Bursar, Rokeby School
  • Rod Cook - Bursar, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Jim Doherty - Foundation Secretary and Treasurer, Loughborough Schools Foundation
  • Paul Flowerday - Bursar and Clerk to the Governors, Micklefield School
  • Norman Patterson - Bursar, Luckley House School
  • Guy Ralphs - Bursar, Malvern College
  • Liz Raper - Bursar, Queen Margaret's School, Escrick
  • Penny Rudge - Vice Chair and Bursar, Wolverhampton Grammar School
  • Eleanor Sharman - Bursar, Rendcomb College
  • Nick Shryane - Bursar, Harrow School
  • John Wilder - Bursar, Moulsford Preparatory School


The ISBA Board must hold at least three meetings a year.  In practice, the Board aims to meet during January, March, May, July and November.