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The English School Cairo - Heliopolis, 1939
The English School Cairo - Heliopolis, 1939
The Lord Lloyd
The Lord Lloyd
The English School, Cairo - 1953
The English School, Cairo - 1953
The English School, Cairo - 1998
The English School, Cairo - 1998

Our History

The Lloyd Foundation was formed in 1972 from the amalgamation of two charitable trusts, the Lloyd (English School Cairo) Trust and the Lloyd Scholarship Fund.

The English School Cairo

The English School Cairo was founded during the First World War to provide a British education in Egypt for British children, many of whom were from poor and military families. The leading lights were Revd. C. T. Horan, who became the first Chairman of the Council of the school in October 1916, and Sister Margaret Clare.

In 1917, Mr. C W T Grose was seconded from the Egyptian Government to become Headmaster overseeing the expansion and success of the school for nearly 20 years until his tragic death in a car accident in 1937. Having started as a primary school, boarding provision and then a much-needed secondary school were added and in 1923 the school became a Church school, with the Bishop of Egypt and the Sudan as Trustee and the Church Mission Society sharing the buildings.

The Lloyd (English School Cairo) Trust and Lloyd Scholarship Fund

George Lloyd, Ist Baron Lloyd, became High Commissioner in Egypt from 1925 to 1929 and used his influence to further the school’s interest.  A great deal of money was collected from private individuals and Lord Lloyd gave money for two scholarships, which ultimately in 1931 formed the Lloyd Scholarship Fund. The Egyptian Government generously bought the old school buildings and gave land in Heliopolis for a new school to be built and in 1938 Lord Lloyd returned to Egypt to lay the foundation stone.

In 1956, at the time of the war over Suez, the school was sequestered by the Egyptian government. Compensation was eventually paid to the British government and in 1966 the Lloyd (English School Cairo) Trust was formed.

The Lloyd Foundation

In 1972 the Lloyd Scholarship Fund and the Lloyd (English School Cairo) Trust were merged to form The Lloyd Foundation.  Under the scheme, six trustees were nominated by four Founding bodies (1 by the Department for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 2 by the Department for Education and Science, 2 by the British Council, and 1 by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, (formerly known as Conference of World Mission) and four additional trustees were co-opted to the board.

The Foundation’s first Chairman was Mr. Douglas H Whiting OBE, a former Headmaster of the school from 1940-1949, and the first Vice-Chairman was Mr. James Livingstone CMG, CBE, a former history master seconded to the school from the British Council. In 1986, Mr. Cyril Golding, a former head boy of the School, became Chairman, succeeded in 1998 by Mr. Solomon Green, also a former pupil of the School.

The Charity Commissioners have agreed various amendments to the scheme over the years including changing the number of nominated and co-opted trustees and their terms of office. There are now four nominated and up to six co-opted trustees.

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Our Trustees

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John Baxter-Brown

nominated by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

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Hilary Dibble

Chair

Hilary retired after 40+ years as a civil servant/diplomat with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including serving with the British High Commission in Australia. She then spent 7 years with one of the great Livery Companies in the City.

Hilary enjoys reading, music, socialising and travel.

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David Fitton

Finance Committee

David is a former diplomat and part-time Executive Director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group. He served overseas in Japan, India and Turkey and most recently as British High Commissioner to Jamaica and the Bahamas.

David is married with a son and a daughter.

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Lyndsey Kelly-Aberle

nominated by the British Council

With an overseas childhood and 16 years with the British Council managing international projects in Education, Lyndsey is well placed to advise on UK Education options for families living overseas.  She now works as a freelance project manager / business consultant.

Lyndsey is married with two school-aged daughters.

 

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David Martin

nominated by the British Council

After teaching science in Kenya and then in Derbyshire, David joined the British Council as an education adviser in 1988 where he was later posted to Nigeria as Deputy Director, and then as Director to the Palestinian Territories, Central Africa, Hungary and finally Pakistan. He returned to London as Head of the British Council’s global programme for schools before leaving in 2014 to set up a management consultancy.
David is married with three adult children. When he is not working he likes to sing, tend the garden and cycle.

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David Taylor

Vice-chair

David Taylor has spent most of his life in and around schools, as a student, teacher, inspector, consultant and governor. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Board of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent  Schools (AGBIS).

Outside the classroom David is devoted to the 3Cs: choirs, chess and cricket.

Sarah Broughton

nominated by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Sarah is currently based at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London, having previously served in multiple countries at bilateral Embassies and High Commissions.  She has also represented the UK at the United Nations in New York and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.

When not travelling for work, she loves to travel for pleasure.

Valerie Smart

Head of Finance Committee

Valerie had a 32-year career as an investment professional in various roles as Stockbroker, Investment Analyst, Senior Fund Manager and Investment Director for both pension and charity clients. She now undertakes consultancy work and is a part-time lecturer in Business Finance and Financial Markets.

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Rachel Boggs

Secretary to the Trustees

Rachel worked for 20 years as an IT professional and project manager for a multi-national chemicals/pharmaceuticals manufacturer. Since 2007 she has supported churches and charitable ​organisations with their administration and IT.​