Sir John Ritblat


FRICS, Hon FRIBA, Hon D.LItt, Hon D.Sc (Economics) CCMIc

Sir John Ritblat is the Honorary President of The British Land Company PLC, Chairman of Delancey’s Real Estate Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Alpha Plus Group. He is a... read more >

Graham Able

Executive Deputy Chairman

Graham was Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Plus from 2009-2014. Prior to that, he spent 40 years teaching in independent schools, the last 21 as a Headmaster in London. He... read more >

Mark Sample

Director of Finance

Mark is a graduate of Imperial College London where he studied Mining Geology. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO Stoy Hayward in 1989. He subsequently accumulated 22... read more >

Richard Jones

Director of Property

Richard, a Chartered Surveyor, has over 25 years’ experience in the field of specialist asset, development and estate management.  Having worked for a private practice he then joined the Board... read more >

Liz Francis

Director of Education

Liz started her career in education as a teacher. She has also worked for a number of government agencies, including the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Training and Development... read more >

Jenny Stephen

Director of Schools

Jenny has held Headships in independent schools for 22 years and has also managed a start-up school and a college. She was board member of the Halle Orchestra at a... read more >

Mark Hanley-Browne


Mark graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from Oxford University before going to Cambridge University to study for his PGCE. He is an educationalist, having taught at Sevenoaks School in Kent, Charterhouse School... read more >

Paul Brereton

Director of HR

Paul joins Alpha Plus Group from his previous role as Head of HR and Safeguarding at Ark Schools Group. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Kingston University and... read more >

Tim Haynes

Director of Senior Schools

Tim Haynes was the Headmaster of Tonbridge School from 2005 to 2018. During his time there he oversaw £40m of development, including a new Library, Science facilities and Sports facilities.... read more >

Rossella Proscia

Marketing Director & International Sales

Rossella joined the Alpha Plus Group in July 2016, assuming responsibility for the strategic marketing direction and development of schools and colleges, nationally and internationally. Rossella has 14 years’ experience... read more >

Russell Seaman

Director of IT

Russell joined the Alpha Plus Group as Director of IT in December 2016 to lead the strategic alignment of technology, ensuring that the IT department fully supports the vision of... read more >

Alexandra Samara

Director of Nurseries

Alexandra is passionate about early years education and how it can shape children’s dispositions and attitudes towards future learning. She has studied Child Development and Leadership & Management, as well... read more >