Vice Chair of HMC & Headmaster | Ashford School
Mike Buchanan has been Headmaster of Ashford School in Kent since 2005 where he has overseen its transformation from a small girls’ school to an all-age, coeducational day/boarding school of over 1,000. He has experience in secondary education, all-through schools and boarding and has held a variety of leadership posts at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford and Highgate School, London. He helped to establish two Academies in London and a Free School in Kent. He is a Governor of several HMC schools, a trustee of a children’s charity, a Reporting Inspector, a National Leader of Education, a former Chair of the HMC South East Division and plays at being a farmer. He was Chair of HMC for 2016-17 and is currently Vice Chair.