Reverend Professor Michael Reiss

Master of The Salters' Company 2018

The Salters' Company - Master Photo

Michael Reiss was brought up in London and read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. As an undergraduate he was fortunate enough to meet Jenny Chapman, to whom he has been married since 1982. Together, they have written school and university ecology textbooks.

Michael is Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Leeds and York and the Royal Veterinary College, Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers, Docent at the University of Helsinki, Director of the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Michael is also a Priest in the Church of England and President of the International Society for Science & Religion and of the International Association for Science and Religion in Schools.

Michael is a former Director of Education at the Royal Society, travels widely and enjoys visiting museums and art galleries and reading fiction and non-fiction alike. His research and consultancy interests are in science education, bioethics and sex education and he also writes on the interface of science education and theology. For further information see

The Hon Philip Remnant CBE

Upper Warden of The Salters' Company 2018

The Salters' Company - Upper Warden Photo

Philip has spent most of his career in the City in investment banking with Kleinwort Benson, BZW and Credit Suisse. He now holds several non-executive directorships. He is the senior independent director of Prudential and chairman of M&G. He is also chairman of City of London Investment Trust, deputy chairman of The Takeover Panel, and a director of Severn Trent and UK Financial Investments. 

He is a governor of Goodenough College and a trustee of St Paul's Cathedral charities. 

Philip was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford where he read Law. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. 

He lives in Hampshire with his wife, Caroline, to whom he has been married for 40 years. They have three children, Edward, Eleanor and Sophie, and three grandchildren. 

Philip's interests include cricket, shooting, racing, gentle opera and relaxing at the family's house on Lake Garda in the north of Italy. 

Mr Alan Wordie

Second Warden of The Salters' Company 2018

The Salters' Company - Second Warden Photo

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Mr John Franklin

Renter of The Salters' Company 2018

The Salters' Company - Renter Warden Photo

John Franklin was born, raised and educated in southern Queensland, where he spent four years teaching in the maintained sector and then nine years at Toowoomba Grammar School as a teacher of English. In his nine years at TGS, he held various positions including both day and boarding Housemaster, O/C of the CCF unit and Master in Charge of the Senior School.  

In 1988, he and his wife Kim moved to the U.K. where he spent two terms at SedberghSchool and then three and a half years at MarlboroughCollege.

In 1993 he moved to Adelaide to take up a post as Deputy Headmaster of St. Peter's College, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Australia. In 1998, he was appointed Headmaster of Ardingly College and in September 2007, he was appointed as the Head Master of Christ’s Hospital in Horsham.  He is due to retire in June 2017.

He has been Chairman of the South East Division of HMC, Chairman of the Woodard Schools Heads Association and an ISI Inspector. He is currently an HMC Accreditation Inspector and a governor at Box Hill School and King’s Rochester.  

Mr Franklin's hobbies include theatre, literature, gardening, walking, wine tasting and following the fortunes of the Australian Rugby team. He and his wife Kim have no children, but do have a Golden Retriever named Possum and a Dalmatian called Cinders.