Meet the members

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Sian first became a school governor 20 years ago. With a background in social work she moved into education first at an educational charity and then took on a local authority governance lead role in Wandsworth, South London in 2008. In this role Sian developed a new professional clerking service, worked with South West London colleagues to deliver a NCTL governance license, was an active member of the LA's school improvement team supporting schools causing concern and led on the team's plans for managing reductions in budgets and the change in the LA's functions. Sian chaired LCOGS for three years until 2016. Since April 2017 Sian has been an independent governance specialist supporting LA's develop their governor services, delivering consultancy, training and governance reviews. Sian took on the role of chair of the trust board of a new multi-academy trust in January 2018. 

Date of Appointment: 1st January 2018

Julian is the owner of JHDRS Limited, a consultancy specialising in the resolution of construction and civil engineering disputes. 

He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has a wider range of commercial and legal experience gained from working in, and as a Partner in, a number of construction and engineering firms.   

He was a Governor at Chestnut Grove Academy from July 2011 to September 2014 during which time he was Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Date of Appointment: 1st January 2018

Mary Evans is an experienced Deputy Director of Children’s Services having worked in Wandsworth for 16 years and in other Local Authorities for 10 years previously.  Before entering Local Authority service she held a range of teaching and leadership roles in Primary Schools.

Since leaving Wandsworth LA she has worked as an Executive Coach supporting headteachers and senior staff in Local Authorities. She also coaches on a voluntary basis with The Mulberry Centre which provides support for those affected by cancer.

Date of Appointment: 1st January 2018

Katy is the Chief Executive of Aptimore Ltd. - a learning and development company, specialising in management and leadership.  She was Chair of Governors, Chestnut Grove School between 2008 and 2011, during which time she led the transition to Academy status. Prior to that she was Chair of CGS's Finance Committee between 2006 and 2008, having become a governor at the school in 2001.

She was chair of the Elliott Trust between 2010 and 2012 where she assisted in the turnaround of Elliott School. Between 2002-2006 she was a Councillor on Wandsworth Borough Council during which time she was Deputy Chair of Social Services Committee and a member of the Education Committee, the Audit Committee and the Schools Performance and Standards Monitoring Committee.

Katy has wide business and finance experience gained form working in a range of commercial environments. 

Date of Appointment: 1st January 2018