Camilla Masters - Chair

Daughter of an army doctor, Camilla was born in Singapore and grew up Dorset where she attended Talbot Heath and Parkstone Grammar School. She trained as a doctor at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School and practised as a GP in Paddington and Marylebone. Camilla moved to Dorset and built a house here with her late husband Lindsay — she continues to renovate and develop properties, including a summer house on Ile de Re. Her daughter Angelica left Knighton House this year having started in reception in 2007. Camilla loves fly fishing, painting, scrabble, cycling and travelling.

Sophie Boyle

Sophie is an Old Knightonian who wore her dungarees in the 1990s. Sophie is a Compliance Manager for a London-based asset manager, having previously worked for PwC in London in the Asset Management Regulation Team. A native French speaker, Sophie did post graduate legal studies in France and Belgium and began her career with Deloitte in Luxembourg. Sophie runs (half marathons and marathons), practices yoga and visits her parents in Blandford regularly.

Peter Hardy

Peter is Second Master of Bryanston School, responsible for pastoral care and serving as the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. He teaches economics and has written a book on the macroeconomics of the 1980s. Peter has served as a Magistrate in Dorset for fifteen years. He loves to travel and has visited Nepal many times, both privately and leading school groups.

Richard Storey Walker

Richard was Headmaster of Portland Place School in London until 2011. Before that he was Head of Chemistry at St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith. He has been a team inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and chaired the Society of Heads Inspections Committee. An A level examiner and mentor of newly appointed Heads. He is a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Richard’s wife Maria is a psychotherapist, specialising in children, and they have two daughters.

Paul Slight

Paul lives in Dorset with Anna his wife (an Old Knightonian) and three children at Knighton House. Paul worked in the City in before setting up his own investment bank. He co-owns Fusion, a specialist media mergers & acquisitions firm and is a board adviser and investor in The Good Agency, the UK’s largest fund raising agency for charities. Paul is a trustee of the Jump Ahead Trust, which helps socially challenged children gain confidence and experience with horses.

Iain Weatherby

Iain is a writer and film director working in comedy and drama and commercials. He lives in Durweston with Emily his wife, who teaches English at Bryanston, and daughters Frankie and Maddy (who both attended Knighton House School). Iain is a trustee of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, a charity that raises awareness of depression in young people.

Sarah Ryder

Sarah grew up in Sussex attending The Towers Convent Girls School and Lancing College. She studied Business Studies at Kingston Polytechnic and went on to have a varied career in Sales and Marketing – ultimately with appointment as UK Marketing Communications and Event Manager for an International Telecoms Company.

Now living in Dorset with her husband Dougie, Sarah was a Knighton Mum for 9 years – her daughter Lily left for St Mary’s Calne in 2016.

Sarah has enjoyed riding all her life and is now fully involved in Equestrian Life in Dorset both as unpaid groom and event organizer for her daughter, and as Joint District Commissioner for the South Dorset Hunt branch of The Pony Club.

Julian Grazebrook

After moving to Dorset from London in 2007 , the first decision made by the Grazebrook family was to select Knighton House to take responsibility for their daughter’s education. The confident and successful girl who left after six very happy years at the school was a complete vindication of this decision.

Julian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London and after working in the City spent 20 years focussing on helping smaller companies expand and grow. Now, having moved to Dorset, he is Chief Financial Officer of an international manufacturing group, based locally, which supplies the automotive market and is a Non-Executive Director of Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust.

Olivia Davies

A trained teacher, Olivia has taught and lived in many places around UK and the world and is currently teaching in an independent school in Hertfordshire. As an Army wife and Army daughter she has a good understanding of boarding life. Both her daughters Lucy and Ellie are full boarders at Knighton. When not teaching Olivia enjoys lots of creative hobbies, travelling and spending time with her family.