Governor Profiles

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.

 

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

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.

 

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

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.

 

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

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.

 

No Pecuniary interested declared  apart from (Being an educational consultant and his wife)

 

Angela Forkgen                Parent Governor

Angela has lived locally for 10 years and has three children.  She is the Finance Director of an international digital software company and has held this role since 2009.  Prior to that she worked in finance roles at various blue chip companies in central London.  Angela juggles her time between her demanding professional life and raising a growing family; in her spare time she  enjoys skiing, travel and running (sometimes with a Labrador in tow).

 

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

New to the Governing Body for 2018-19

Denise Yelland Parent Governors

Denise has had a son at the school for several years with one more year remaining.  In addition to her experience as a parent, Denise has substantial business and management experience, most recently from a senior post at the Canal and River Trust.  Her expertise in compliance and risk management and business analysis will help strengthen the governing body skills in these areas

 

Kate Marston Co-opted Governor

I’m a proud mother to my two children aged 5 and 2, Freddie and Ollie. Since becoming a mother I have realised how important the school system is for all children and I would like to become a governor so I can help shape their future.  I’m really excited to have an opportunity to work for a school that has considerable challenges given its focus on special educational needs and hope to draw on my expertise and experience gained in the corporate world, to shape and steer the school to delivering exceptional educational outcomes.  Achieving life skills and an education for all the pupils who attend Stony Dean is something that I would value and love to contribute to in order to make a real difference to the pupils at the school.

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

Clive Morgan Co-opted Governor

Local resident for 50 years.  Retired policeman, who has run a small business, is a town     councillor and former mayor of Amersham, with many contacts with the local business community, including the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Clive has substantial experience as a board or committee member in a variety of sectors, including chairing meetings.

No Pecuniary interested declared

 

Louise Currans Co-opted Governor

Louise originally hails from Scotland where she grew up and came South to work “for a couple of years” after studying languages at Aberdeen University and spending as much time as possible abroad! (Both France and Germany in general are considerably warmer than Aberdeen!)

18 years later she is very happy to call Chalfont St Giles home and is happily married to Andrew (from Kent) and has two little boys Finlay who is 5 and Angus who is 3.

Louise has a successful career in the world of marketing and is currently Marketing Director at Diageo, a drinks company where she works on well-known brands like Guinness, Baileys, and Johnnie Walker across Europe and Africa where her work has taken her to lots of different places ranging from Guatemala to New York to the Highlands of Scotland!

Louise is driven by making a difference and helping others and loves to contribute. The last few years have been absorbed by juggling life and small children and her career and that’s been her focus. She has missed being able to contribute beyond those areas and is finally finishing a little more space as her boys get a little older.

Being a governor has interested her for a while in a school where she can really make a difference. It was perfect timing when the opportunity at Stonydean came up and she loved the school’s mission, values and vital role in the community. She is looking forward to getting to know the board of governors and seeing the school and pupils in action and putting her energy into helping where she can

When Louise has any spare time (which isn’t often) she loves running, cooking (and eating) and Yoga.

No Pecuniary interested declared

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