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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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Harry Mackridge
Deputy Head (Academic)

Mr Mackridge was born in Manchester and educated at Stockport Grammar School. Following this, he achieved a First Class MA History degree from the University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College. He then started his career as an English teacher in Japan before joining Kingswood School, Bath as a History & Politics teacher.  He then moved to Merchant Taylors’ School, London before taking up the role of Head of History at Shrewsbury School. Seven years at Shrewsbury brought with it additional responsibility as Mr Mackridge moved to the whole-school role of Head of Academic Innovation working closely with the SMT and wider academic team. Mr Mackridge joined Christ College as Deputy Head (Academic) in September 2022.

Martin Allen
Mr Martin Allen

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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