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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.

Fiona Hnatow, Foundation Governor

Appointed in 2019, Fiona Hnatow is a Foundation Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Staffing, Pay and Performance Committee of the Governing Body.  Fiona is the Link Governor for Mathematics and Staffing.  Fiona is the Director of Human Resources at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and has significant experience of working in Senior HR roles in complex organisations both in the UK and overseas.  Previously, Fiona’s career includes working at Transport for London, the City of London Corporation, Surrey County Council, WWF-UK, Merlin Entertainments and Unilever plc.  Fiona has a BA (Hons) in Education and Training, a post-graduate Diploma in HR Management and a Certificate in Education.  Fiona has considerable experience of working as a Designated Safeguarding Officer and is currently the Safeguarding Lead for staff at St Mary’s University.  Fiona is a parishioner at St Erconwald’s in Walton-on-Thames.

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.

Helen Goldsmith, Elected Staff Governor

Elected in 2019, Helen Goldsmith is a Staff Governor at St Elizabeth’s School and is on the Curriculum, Pupil Performance and Standards Committee of the Governing Body.  Helen is the Early Years Lead, and has taught both in KS1 and KS2.  Helen is the English Subject Co-ordinator.  ​Helen organises many events for the children throughout the course of the school year to promote literacy and writing.​

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. ​