Verena is the Granddaughter of our Founder, Dame Grace Kimmins. She was educated at Elmhurst Ballet School and continued in the theatre until she married. She has five children and 12 grandchildren. She became a Governor/Trustee in 1962 and chaired this joint committee from 1986 to 2004. When the Trustees and Governors separated, Verena remained a Trustee until she retired in 2018. She continues as our President.