Jeff Alioto

Hello, my name is Jeff Alioto and I am originally from Northern California, but have spent the last 26 years with my wife, Stacey, living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago, Illinois, and Dubai, UAE prior to moving to London in December 2019. Our older son, Evan, is a school teacher just north of Chicago and our younger son, Camden, is starting 9th Grade with ACS Cobham right alongside your child(ren). I look forward to getting to know you all better while working as President of the PSO.

Jeff Alioto

PSO President

We moved to the UK after 7 years in Switzerland and our children started ACS in the Fall of 2016. This is our second time living in the UK having spent time in New York as well. We have four children at the school this year, a daughter in grade 10 and sons in grade 8, grade 6 and my youngest in a Swedish school. I am half Swedish and half Korean and grew up as an expat child and attended international schools during my school years, including ACS Cobham.

Natashia Nauckhoff

Vice President
Tina Gobel

Our kids have been to ACS for 4 years and they are so happy here. I am from Sweden but have been in the UK for 18 years and our children were born here. I have Isabella that will start grade 6 and Sebastian that will start grade 8 this year.

Tina Gobel

Social & Events Coordinator

My name is Liz Holloway. We moved to the UK from the US 7 years ago. I have two boys: Nicholas in 7th grade and Will in 10th grade. We have two dogs and love to hike in the Surrey Hills.

Liz Holloway

Deborah Morrison

My family and I joined ACS Cobham in August 2018 from a very English preparatory school. My son is now in grade 10 and my daughter in grade 9. I work full-time from home for a Jersey fund management company.

Deborah Morrison


Keith and I came to ACS Cobham in January 2016 when our oldest son Toby joined grade 2 from a private British school. Toby is in grade 8 and our youngest son, Josh, is in the British school system this year. Keith and I work full-time in Information Technology and live in Guildford. Keith is English and I was born in Malaysia but of Chinese parentage and came to the UK when I was 8 years old having lived in Spain for most of my junior school life. I have also lived in Holland, France, and the US for work.

Sonia Ruff

IT Coordinator


  • Yesterday the Head of School, Barnaby Sandow, ACS Staff, PSO Cobham and the ACS Cobham Parent community convened via Zoom for this year’s Welcome Evening. The Welcome Evening was very well attended by 195 attendees. RECORDING – to view the recording from last night’s meeting......

  • Last week the PSO Board were on campus for an outside walkabout with Barny, Simon Leyshon, Mel Nicholls.  This is the first time many of us have been on campus and outside our cars in 18 months and many changes have taken place.   Mel (Safeguarding......

  • Congratulations to our seniors graduating today!  You have worked hard for the last 13 years, bringing you to the end of your secondary education but particularly over the last 18 months as a pandemic covered the globe and brought with it unprecedented restrictions and upheaval......

  • Thank you to all the parents and staff members who joined our online AGM on Wednesday.  I am happy to report that our new board for 2021/22 was elected, financial results for the fiscal year end 2019/20 and budget for 2021/22 were all unanimously voted......

  • One of Barny’s key priorities at the school is to “launch today’s students into tomorrow’s most exciting careers by transforming the Marble Hall into an inspirational Innovation Centre, equipped to revolutionise STEM teaching and learning.”  PSO wants to support this project because current students will......

  • Congratulations to the following students for their successful applications for the PSO Expand your Horizons Scholarship: Jenna Z (Grade 10) £600 Jenny will gain hands-on experience in saving and protecting endangered turtles, with GVI Global Volunteering Organisation.  Jenny has been active in local animal rescue......

  • Each year we have a grant programme that stakeholders (teachers, staff, students, parents) in the community can apply to for items or projects that directly benefit our students.  PSO Cobham recently received a very worthy application from the ACS Cobham Community Garden Project to improve......

  • I encourage you to check Barny’s newsletter (I”m sure you do if you have gotten to my newsletter but just in case!) – on Wednesday he posted a number of positive initiatives and changes that are going on at ACS Cobham that provide a little......

  • Congratulations to Barny Sandow, BEM Congratulations from the PSO at ACS Cobham to our Head of School, Barny Sandow, for being named in the Queen’s Honours over the New Year – British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to Education!...

  • It  was lovely to see so many of you on our Welcome Back Evening Zoom on Thursday night – over 175 at one point!  We hate to say it but the online versions of our parent events are more popular than the in person ones......