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Governors' Biographies

Dr Oona Stannard, Chair of Governors

Appointed in 2014, Dr Oona Stannard, a visiting professor at St Mary’s University, is the Chair of Governors at St Elizabeth’s School and she attends all the Committees of the Governing Body.  Dr Stannard is the Vice Designated School Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, and is the Link Governor for Religious Education and Catholic Ethos, Relationships, Health and Sex Education, Design & Technology, Educational Visits and Year 6.  Her professional work specialises in leadership and education, and she undertakes consultancy nationally.  Dr Stannard’s career includes ten years as an HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools).  She was also Director of the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales, an Agency of the Bishops' Conference.  She has represented Catholic education nationally as well as working internationally.  She is a long-standing member of Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride parish, Kew Gardens.

Marian Conran, Vice-Chair of Governors

Appointed in 2015, Marian Conran is a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School.  Marian became Vice-Chair of Governors in 2018, and is Chair of the Staffing, Pay and Performance Committee and Chair of the Curriculum, Pupil Performance and Standards Committee of the Governing Body.  Marian is the Link Governor for English, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children.  Marian is an Assistant Head Teacher at The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls.  Marian is a graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast, gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education and her MA in Education specialising in Leadership and Management from Brunel University.  Previously, Marian’s daughter attended St Elizabeth’s.  During this time Marian enjoyed being an active PTA member.

Jenny Evans, Foundation Governor

Appointed in 2015, Jenny Evans is a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Admissions and the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety (incl Safeguarding) Committees of the Governing Body.  Jenny is the Link Governor for Science.  Jenny is a Chartered Accountant and works for an investment bank.  Jenny has three children who previously attended St Elizabeth’s.

Mary-Ann McClaran, Foundation Governor

Appointed in 2021, Mary-Ann McClaran is a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is a member of the Curriculum, Pupil Performance and Standards and Staffing, Pay and Performance Committees.  Mary-Ann is the Link Governor for History and Geography.  Mary-Ann has substantial management experience in school and higher education, most recently as Head of Admissions for a boarding and day independent school in Cheltenham.  She has four adult children, all of whom attended their local Catholic primary school.  Mary-Ann moved to the borough in 2020 with her husband when he was appointed Vice-Chancellor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.  Mary-Ann chairs the newly formed Friends of St Mary’s.

Carlos Sibbick, Foundation Governor

Carlos Sibbick was appointed as a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School in 2021.  Carlos is the Link Governor for Computing and Physical Education.  Carlos attended St Elizabeth’s as a pupil.  Carlos's wife worked at St Elizabeth's as a Learning Support Assistant for several years, and his two children attended St Elizabeth's also.  Carlos began his professional career as a mainstream secondary school teacher in Richmond before moving to a specialist school for pupils with special educational needs.  More recently, Carlos has started a web development business.  

Paul Webb, Foundation Governor

Appointed in 2010, Paul Webb is a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is Chair of the Finance, Premises and Health & Safety (incl Safeguarding) Committee of the Governing Body.  Paul is the Link Governor for Art & Design, and the Designated School Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection.  Paul previously had three children who attended St Elizabeth’s.  Paul is a London based barrister and is a parishioner at St Elizabeth of Portugal in Richmond.

Thomas O’Malley, Governor Appointed by the Local Authority

Appointed in 2010, Thomas O’Malley is a Local Authority Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Governing Body.  Thomas is the Link Governor for Modern Foreign Languages.  Thomas was a local councillor in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is a Governor for St Elizabeth’s as well as one other Catholic state school.  Thomas also serves the community as trustee of a local community centre and a charity supporting schools in rural South Africa.  Thomas previously worked for the Conservative Party, and now works in Canary Wharf helping pension and investment funds focus on environment, social and governance issues.

Elizabeth Green, Elected Parent Governor

Elected in 2019, Elizabeth Green is a Parent Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Curriculum, Pupil Performance and Standards Committee of the Governing Body.  Liz is the Link Governor for EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).  Having previously worked in social policy research at universities, Liz worked in education policy at the Department for Education for many years, before moving to the Department of Health recently.  Liz has one child who attends St Elizabeth's.

Nadia Galindo Slim, Elected Parent Governor

Elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019, Nadia Galindo Slim is a Parent Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Admissions Committee of the Governing Body.  Nadia is the Link Governor for Music, and has also been appointed to the role of Travel Champion for the school.  Nadia served in 2014/2015 as the Chair of the school's PTA.  Since 2006, Nadia has worked as parish secretary at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, East Sheen, and is also self-employed as a bookkeeper and administrator.  Nadia is a Certified Accountant in Mexico with experience in producing budgets and forecasts; she also has a Masters Degree in Management Science and Operational Research.  Nadia has two children; one child currently attends St Elizabeth’s and one child previously attended St Elizabeth’s.

Julia McCrossan, Elected Staff Governor

Elected in 2022, Julia McCrossan is a Staff Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Curriculum, Pupil Performance and Standards Committee of the Governing Body.  Julia is the English Writing Lead, History Lead and Relationships, Sex and Health Education ​(RSHE) Lead.  Julia has taught pupils both in KS1 and in KS2.  

Jane Hines, Headteacher

Appointed in 2014, Jane Hines is the Headteacher Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and serves on all the Committees of the Governing Body.  Previously, Jane was Deputy Headteacher at the school for ten years before being appointed Headteacher and attended Governing Body meetings ex officio during this time. ​

Veronica Bailey, Associate Member

Veronica Bailey joined as an Associate Member of the Governing Body in 2021 and attends Governing Body meetings.  Veronica has worked in the Local Government sector for 30 years and has experience in Human Resources and community development.  For 15 years, Veronica was a manager in Early Years, focusing on managing children’s centres which involved working at a senior level on strategy and implementation of central and local government priorities.  Veronica has also worked for the Gambia Government on the local management and sustainability of solar powered water systems.  Currently, Veronica manages a small charity in the Upper East of Ghana, which targets the most vulnerable and poorest families living in remote areas.  Veronica is a parishioner at Our Lady of Loreto and St Winefride in Kew.