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Senior Management Team

Mr Gareth Pearson B.Eng
Head of Christ College Brecon

Raised and educated in Dorset, Mr Pearson went on to study BEng Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University before joining the Royal Marines, reaching the rank of captain. He moved into the independent schools sector in 2004, firstly as a teacher of Maths and Deputy Head of department in Millfield School. He then moved to Wellington College as Housemaster and Teacher of Maths before joining Lord Wandsworth College in 2013 as Senior Deputy Head and Head of Pastoral Care and Safeguarding. Mr Pearson became Head of Christ College Brecon in 2017.

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Simon Hill
Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Mr Hill grew up in Eastbourne, East Sussex and was educated at Eastbourne College . He achieved a BA (Hons) Geography at Kings College London University and then went on to gain a PGCE at the Institute of Education, London. Mr Hill started his career as a teacher of geography at King Edward’s school, Surrey. He then moved to Glenalmond College , Perth as Senior housemaster. In 2010, Mr Hill became Director of Boarding at Brisbane Grammar School , Queensland before joining Christ College as Deputy Head (Pastoral) in 2016.

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David Bush
Deputy Head (Academic)

Born in Yorkshire, Mr Bush attended Batley Grammar school and then studied English Literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge taking his MA in 1987. Whilst at Cambridge he got a blue in Rugby football. He then progressed to Hull University for a PGCE achieving a distinction. His teaching experience began in Hymers College, Hull. Mr Bush joined Christ College in 1987 and was appointed as Head of English in 1991 , progressing then to Director of Studies before becoming Deputy Head (Academic) in 2016. Mr Bush has been an A Level examiner and was a full time secondee to Estyn between 2005-7. He has been an active Estyn inspector for 15 years.

Martin Allen
Mr Martin Allen
Bursar

Born in Birmingham, Mr Allen gained a law degree from Oxford Brooks University. He has held senior accountant roles in HSBC Bank, Halifax Bank and Birmingham City Council. A qualified accountant and HR professional, Mr Allen has over 10 years’ experience as a Bursar having worked at a Sixth form College , Independent Day School, he joined Christ College Brecon in 2014.

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