Governor Profiles

Mary Cope                            Co-opted Governor   

Mary is an experienced HR Director who has lived locally for many years and has 3 children entering the latter stages of school / university education. She has worked in both the public sector, for an FE college, and in businesses of varying industry sector, size and nationality of parent ownership. Mary is a former chair of the management committee of the Lindfield Pre-School Nursery in Amersham, is an occasional member of the ‘employers’ panel at the volunteer run, Gerrards Cross based, Careers Springboard and a long term member of the West London branch of the CIPD’s Career Mentoring Team.

Richard Williams              Co-opted Governor

Richard has lived in Amersham for over 25 years and is married with 2 adult children. He runs a number of businesses based in Amersham and in South China and regularly visits the Far East to meet suppliers and customers. Richard has been a school governor for over 15 years and joined the Stony Dean Governing Body at the beginning of 2016. He has also been a district councillor representing Amersham on the Hill on Chiltern District Council. An avid Watford fan, Richard also enjoys football, golf, military history and travelling.

Andrew Stevens                 Local Authority Governor

Andrew is a retired local government manager, most recently in Slough where he was responsible for community and learning services, including adult learning, employment and apprenticeships, youth services, community transport, culture, and community and voluntary sector partnerships and commissioning.  He has particular interest in performance management and community engagement.  Outside work his interests include gardening, photography and painting furniture.

Phillip Roberts                  Community Governor

Philip spent 35 years in branch banking before taking early retirement from his role as manager of Lloyds Bank in Amersham.  He then worked for Buckinghamshire County Council as a clerk to school governing bodies before joining Heritage House School as their finance officer.  He is now retired and volunteers as a driver with the Chesham Voluntary Hospital Car Service and he serves as treasurer to Chesham Methodist Church.  He is chairman of the Resources Committee.

Martin Pounce                  Chair/Community Governor

Martin has worked in education for over forty years as a teacher and in local government roles, most recently as Oxfordshire’s Coordinator of Governor Services. He is currently a semi-retired education consultant. He has been a governor of eight schools at different times since 1982 and joined Stony Dean School governors in 2006. Martin’s other interests are local history; he is Chair of the Amersham Society. He is also trustee of Chiltern Youth Projects and volunteers his time to work with young people at St Mary’s Church, Amersham and Chiltern Youth Club.

Caroline Langley             Co-opted Governor   

Caroline has lived locally for over 18 years and has a son at secondary school in Chesham.  She has been a  Director at a medical education charity in London since 2010 and prior to that has 18 years experience working in the NHS in a variety of senior management positions across primary, secondary and tertiary care in both Buckinghamshire and London  She  has been an independent person/member of Chiltern District Council Standards Committee for a number of years.  Her interests include classical music, contemporary art and modern fiction as well as travelling in Europe

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