Roger Best

Roger Best joined the governing body in 2018. He is a member of the Governance and Education Committees and also serves as the school’s nominated trustee for Sevenoaks Almshouses.

Roger was educated at The Judd School, Tonbridge, and the University of Durham where he gained a BA in Economics and Law. He qualified as a solicitor and was a partner in an international law firm. His professional work focused on contentious issues and cross-border investigations. Roger has held various management and oversight roles at his law firm including managing partner of the office in Hong Kong where he lived for seven years. Externally, Roger is active in a number of anti-corruption organisations, he has chaired international arbitration tribunals and, in 2021, was appointed as an Alternate Complaints Commissioner to investigate complaints against the UK’s financial regulators.

Roger has a long association with Sevenoaks. His sister joined the school for the Sixth Form and his four children were pupils between 1992 and 2017.