HMC Team

Dr Simon Hyde

General Secretary

Dr Simon Hyde

General Secretary

Simon joined HMC in August 2020 following nine years as Head of the King’s School in Macclesfield, where he was also a pupil. In that time, he led the Foundation’s 2020 vision, which transformed the split-site diamond school into a fully co-educational school operating from a new campus in one of the country’s largest school improvement projects. After reading history at Christ Church, Oxford, Simon completed a doctorate on mid-nineteenth century Prussia at the universities of Oxford and Bonn. His first permanent post was at Loughborough Grammar School, after which he became head of history and humanities at Oakham School. Moving to Haberdashers’ Boys’ School in Elstree as Deputy Head (Development), he was allowed to dabble in most areas of school life. Simon has been Chair of Trustees at the Macclesfield Music Centre and involved in various groups supporting the town’s regeneration. He was a member of HMC’s PD Committee as well as Chair and Secretary of the North West Division. He is a governor and former ISI inspector.

Chris Silver

Director of Finance and Operations

Chris Silver

Director of Finance and Operations

Chris joined HMC in September 2021. He is a CIMA qualified accountant, with a varied experience in the building materials, warehouse automation and health and social care sectors.  Most recently, he was Head of Financial Management at Oundle School.  Chris studied Economics at the University of Aberdeen and later attained a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Nottingham.  Outside of work, Chris trains in jiu jitsu and also enjoys taking part in triathlons. Chris represents HMC on the Board of the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) and is also a non-executive Director of Scottish Target Shooting.

Dee Loryman

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Dee Loryman

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Vicki Turner

Operations Manager

Vicki Turner

Operations Manager

Lisa Wells

Finance Administrator

Lisa Wells

Finance Administrator

Sue Driver

Administrative Assistant

Sue Driver

Administrative Assistant

Melanie Horsburgh

Director of Member Services

Melanie Horsburgh

Director of Member Services

Ruth Roberts

Head of Member Services

Ruth Roberts

Head of Member Services

Sandy Kaur

Membership Officer

Sandy Kaur

Membership Officer

Angela Hourd

Professional Development and Events Officer

Angela Hourd

Professional Development and Events Officer

Howard Blackett

Head of International Member Services

Howard Blackett

Head of International Member Services

Melanie Fidler

Professional Development and Events Manager

Melanie Fidler

Professional Development and Events Manager

Stephanie Robinson

Professional Development and Events Coordinator

Stephanie Robinson

Professional Development and Events Coordinator

Becky Myatt

Professional Development and Events Coordinator

Becky Myatt

Professional Development and Events Coordinator

Kate Howell

Director of Education

Kate Howell

Director of Education

Keri Moorhouse

Education Officer

Keri Moorhouse

Education Officer

Becca Barnett

Education Officer (Primary Specialist)

Becca Barnett

Education Officer (Primary Specialist)

Clare Carr

Education Administrator

Clare Carr

Education Administrator

Rebecca Murphy

Corporate Partnerships Officer

Rebecca Murphy

Corporate Partnerships Officer

Katrina Shipway

Corporate Partnerships Administrator

Katrina Shipway

Corporate Partnerships Administrator

Chris Fairbank

Director of Communications

Chris Fairbank

Director of Communications

Mark Stretton

Communications Manager

Mark Stretton

Communications Manager

Jeetesh Daji

Digital Communications Manager

Jeetesh Daji

Digital Communications Manager

Katie Williams

Communications and Digital Officer

Katie Williams

Communications and Digital Officer

Leon Spence

Public Affairs Officer

Leon Spence

Public Affairs Officer

Mark O’Brien

Public Affairs Officer (Scotland)

Mark O’Brien

Public Affairs Officer (Scotland)