Life after LEH
LEH first opened its doors in 1710, thanks to the generosity and foresight of one remarkable woman, Lady Eleanor Holles. For over three hundred years, we have been producing remarkable women who, in turn, go on to do remarkable things. Today, our mission remains the same.
At LEH we encourage pupils to become informed, bold, resourceful, and ethical global citizens. People who are valued for the qualities and immeasurable richness they bring to our community. When they leave us, they’ll join a worldwide network of accomplished women who are shaping and changing the world. These young women will become part of a fabric of relationships that will benefit them personally and professionally for the rest her life.
Attending LEH gives students so much more than a top-class education. Their time here instils a sense of confidence, strength and resilience that stays with them long after they leave. We are every bit as proud of our alumnae and what they go on to achieve as we are of our pupils while they attend school. We continue to support and champion them always. Here some of our alumnae explain what LEH means to them and how it has continued to inspire them.
Melanie Ivarsson, OBE
LEH 1979-1990, Chief Development Officer, Moderna, Inc
Yasmine Chinwala, OBE
LEH 1984-1995, Partner at New Financial LLP
Dr Daisy Fancourt
LEH 2001-2008, Associate Professor of Psychobiology and Epidemiology at UCL
LEH 1980-1985, Creative Director, Europe, Worldwide Video, Apple
LEH 1998-2005, Actor
LEH 1997-2004, TV presenter, host and Pitlane Reporter
LEH 2004-2011, Cellist, Composer and Conductor
LEH 2008-2015, Actor
Commander Alexandra Pollard RN
LEH 1986-1993, Commander of HMS Northumberland
Lieutenant Commander Louise Wooller MBE
LEH 1988-1995, First Lieutenant HMS Raleigh
LEH 1971-1981, Managing Director UK and Ireland, Visa, and former professional yachtswoman, part of the first-ever all-women crew to compete in the Whitbread Round-the-World race
LEH 2002-2009, International swimmer and Commonwealth Champion
LEH 1995-2006, Global Investment Strategist for BlackRock
Annie Nightingale, MBE, CBE
LEH 1951-1957, Radio and Television Broadcaster
Dr Alexis Frazier-Wood
LEH 1991-1999, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics Baylor College of Medicine
LEH 1987-1998, Head of Technology Strategy & Delivery, Citi ICG
Stephanie Hilborne, OBE
LEH 1976-1986, CEO Women in Sport
Mrs Justice Cockerill
Sara Cockerill, LEH 1979-1986, King’s Bench Division Judge
Katie Gollop KC
LEH 1978-1986, Specialises in Healthcare Law
LEH 1984-1991, MD of YouTube UK & Ireland
LEH 2001-2005, Poet, Playwright, Author
Dame Sue Owen, DCB
LEH 1964-1972, Permanent Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Retired)
LEH 1994-2004, Chief Operating Officer, Race Against Dementia
Dr Gail Trimble
LEH 1992-2000, Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature, Trinity College
LEH 1968-1979, Author
Dame Lesley Regan, DBE
LEH 1964-1974, Women's Health Ambassador for England
LEH 1985-1992, National Gallery curator and Art Historian
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