The Board is a volunteer group responsible to the Trustees of Uppingham with a focus on reviewing and advising and acting on the School’s fundraising activities, while also serving as champions for the Foundation and for the ongoing notion of giving to Uppingham School. 

The Headmaster, Bursar, Development Director and Registrar are ex officio members of the Board.

The Headmaster and Chair of the Board are always interested to hear from people with the drive, enthusiasm and tenacity to join the Board.

Dominic Wallis BA (Hons) (Oxon), Chair of the Board (F 82)
Dominic was educated at Uppingham and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence. After a period as a freelance choral musician, he practised as a barrister and corporate lawyer before joining the corporate finance division of Barings. He worked for many years at Rothschild, and most recently set up the London office of a US investment bank, where he advises on mergers and acquisitions in the media and education sectors. Dominic is an active angel investor and, as part of a diverse portfolio, is a shareholder in a UK schools business. He was deputy treasurer of a charity providing specialist care to disadvantaged, traumatised and vulnerable young people, and continues to devote time to his lifelong interest in music, whether in fund-raising, finance or performance. Dominic is also a member of the School’s parent community.
Barbara Matthews MBE, BSc, Chair of Trustees (SH 73)
An Old Uppinghamian, Barbara studied at Durham University and City University, London. She is currently Executive Dean for Culture at Nottingham Trent University, having previously been their head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities and pro-vice chancellor (Culture). Prior to this, she was pro-vice-chancellor and dean of Arts, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University. Barbara spent six years at Arts Council England where she held the posts of director, theatre and interim executive director, arts, with responsibility for policy and strategy development. Barbara was executive director of the Royal Court Theatre and earlier in her career produced the work of international theatre company, Cheek by Jowl. She also has experience of festival programming and West End theatre production. In 1993, she was honoured with an MBE for services to the arts.
Sir Charles Bowman KBE (WD 75)
Charles retired as a Senior Partner of PwC in September 2020. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1983, qualified in 1986 and was admitted to partnership in 1995. Outside of PwC, he chaired the Assurance Panel and the Audit and Assurance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was a member of its governing body.
Elected as the Alderman of the ward of Lime Street in the City of London in 2013, he served as Sheriff in 2015/16 and as the 690th Lord Mayor of London in 2017/18. His mayoral theme was ‘The Business of Trust’. He is a Court Assistant and Warden of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.
Other outside activity has included membership of the Board of Trade, a JP, governor of the Park Side Primary School Academy, Hackney,  Ambassador to the Samaritans, Trustee and Chairman of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and an Advisor to The Mansion House Scholarship Scheme.
Charles was knighted in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to trust in business, international trade and the City of London.
Married to Samantha, they have two daughters, Grace (Fd 13) and Charlotte (Fd 14).
Stephen Pearson (WB 77)
Stephen has been a Board member for more than 15 years and has been a huge supporter of the School.
He has contributed generously to both the Western Quad and to the bursaries programme and in 2014 was made a Fellow of Uppingham in recognition of his contribution to the School.
Following a Classics degree from Oxford University, Stephen had a successful career with Jupiter Asset Management, and is now actively involved in England Rugby and the RFU.
Stephen’s father and brother were both at Uppingham, as was his daughter Sophie (NH 11).
Sophie Mason (J 95)
Sophie Mason has 20 years’ experience in commercial sport, charitable and social enterprise sectors with clients including:
Ben Ainslie Racing, Team GB, the International Paralympic Committee, the Agitos Foundation, the Royal Foundation, Commonwealth Games England, Girl Effect (Nike), BBC Children in Need, World Sailing, Special Olympics GB and News UK.  
Sophie is currently the CEO of UK charity Made by Sport and runs her own consultancy.  
She lives at home in Suffolk with her husband and two feral children.
Nick Jackson (WD 83)
Nick is an Old Uppinghamian and Chartered Surveyor with a background in commercial real estate.
After graduating from Reading University, he spent his early career in London working for a large real estate consultancy, later becoming a partner.
He is now the managing director of a private family-owned property development business based in the South Midlands. 
Nick was a governor of a local state school for ten years and a member of the School’s parent community. His interests include architecture, the countryside, and a wide range of sports.
Phillipa Vizzone, Current Parent
Philippa is a Partner Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and head of Asia Pacific Equity Research.
She is co-chair of the Asia Pacific Sustainability Council and serves on the Asia Pacific Commitments Committee, Asia Pacific Inclusion and Diversity Committee and Global Investment Research Operating Group. 
Philippa earned a BA in International Relations from Georgetown University and is a CFA charter holder. 
She and her husband Patrick are based in Hong Kong and have two children at Uppingham School.
Philippa was previously on the Foundation Board of the German Swiss International School in Hong Kong, Chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.
David Heron (C 91), Current Parent
David is Group CEO at Wilton & Bain, a global executive search and leadership advisory firm based out of London, New York and Austin. He has led two Private Equity backed transactions for the firm, and achieved Virgin Fastrack Listings, as well as winning an award for his approach to well-being in response to the 2020 Covid pandemic and achieving a Top 50 listing in the Best Companies UK. Prior to leading the firm, David spent over 20 years advising clients across the Technology sector on how to attract, develop and retain high-performing executives. He is regularly quoted in the Financial Times, Forbes and Huffington Post for his thoughts on the gig economy and alternative models for delivering business transformation.  David is a passionate advocate for DE&I and is active in his work to support the development of young people. He has worked with the social enterprise Wipers since inception as well as regularly volunteering to support Hour Children in New York, and the social impact app OnHand. David is an OU and current parent.
Mary Tweed (J 88), Current Parent
After Uppingham, Mary read History at Edinburgh University and the University of Poitiers as part of the ERASMUS exchange programme. She has 16 years experience in the SME sector, as co-founder and co-owner of Coracle Online Ltd, delivering Ed Tech software to the Maritime and Prison sectors.  She currently produces and hosts the double award winning podcast, Walking On Air, and also delivers regular Nordic Walking Workshops and classes in Suffolk & Cambridgeshire with a focus on mental and physical wellbeing. She is a Trustee of Clare Castle Country Park and involved in various other projects relating to community development within Suffolk.  Mary’s father and siblings also attended Uppingham and she is parent to Zara (J 14), Bertie (F 15), Archie (F 17) and Kitty (Fd 22).


Nick May (M 84), Current Parent
Nick is an Old Uppinghamian and current parent who has retained his passion for the school.  After leaving Uppingham, Nick attended the University of Nottingham and the College of Law, London before embarking on a career which spans over 25 years in Banking and Wealth Management. He is currently Managing Director of a Family Office based in  Zurich. Nick is married with 3 teenage children, all of whom have followed in his footsteps to Uppingham.



David Howe (F 85), Current Parent
David is an Old Uppinghamian and current parent. After Uppingham David read History at the University of Bristol followed by the College of Law, London. He qualified as a solicitor with Clifford Chance and has worked in the City ever since. He is currently a partner in the London office of US law firm Sidley Austin LLP where he heads the Capital Markets team. Preceded at Uppingham by his older brother James (B 83), and followed at the school by five other family members, David is parent to Edward (F 22) and to two younger daughters.