Executive Committee Post Holders

Henrietta King

Chair

Henrietta has a long association with Cranbrook, as her father was a boarder at the School during the war. He remembered well the day in June 1944 when a German flying bomb or ‘Doodlebug’ was heard descending and apparently certain to land on or adjacent to the School, but mercifully veered off and crashed into Big Side. Miraculously, no one was killed or injured.
Henrietta's four children have all attended Cranbrook, with her oldest joining in 2008 and her youngest, Joey Leckie, currently in his final year. She has been part of the CSPA for most of this time and Chair for the last four years.
Henrietta is a languages teacher and has taught at the French Lycée, Dulwich Prep and abroad. She now teaches yoga, tutors and teaches English to refugees as part of Kent Kindness.

Helen Stevens

Vice Chair

Our Vice Chair, Helen, has been a parent at the School since 2013.

Mum to Loucka – now at Manchester studying Business and Marketing - and Yr12 twins, Effie and Xani. Helen joined the CSPA as Treasurer four years ago.

An editor by profession specialising in the technology sector, Helen is known locally as the owner of Cranbrook’s sports shop, Ubersports.

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John Harrod

Secretary

John spent twenty years performing on stage, in the pit, in studios and abroad as the Principal Percussionist of the English National Opera Orchestra and for the UK's finest opera, symphony and ballet orchestras, as well as a ten year spell at the Royal National Theatre.  

Moving into the corporate world, he spent 20 years in local, regional and global corporate affairs roles.
John’s son Adam started at Cranbrook School in 2014 - now at Sheffield studying medicine - and Daniel is in Yr11. 
Supporting the local community has always been important to John and he is looking forward to returning to the School in his role as conductor of the symphony orchestra when lockdown is lifted.

Lorraine Cannell

Treasurer

Lorraine is an accountant by day, and a writer of young adult and adult fiction by night where she writes under the imprint of

Gothic House (www.gothichousepress.co.uk). 
She has been treasurer at the CSPA for around three years now, and her three children are Beckie in Yr 12, Lottie in Yr 11 and Mike in Yr 10.