Our governors

The Governing Body of St Mary’s School, Cambridge is responsible for determining the aims and overall conduct of the school. 

In conjunction with our Senior Leadership team, the Governing Body sets and reviews the policies, plans and procedures which are designed to ensure the best possible education for present and future pupils of the school.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the proper control of the school’s finances. It is also responsible for ensuring compliance with regulation, with the guidance of the Charity Commission, and with the law, including the Companies Act 2006. As trustees, the Governing Body is also the guardian of the school’s assets.

Our Governing Body comprises volunteers from education, industry and faith organisations.

Mr Stuart Westley serves as Chair of the Governing Body. He can be contacted via Mrs Katy Dix, St Mary's School, Cambridge, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LY.

  • Stuart Westley

    Chair of Governors

    After attending Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Stuart read Law at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, representing the University at rugby and cricket and achieving a degree.

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  • Andrew Grant

    Governor

    Andrew's teaching career was spent in HMC Schools, including Merchant Taylors', Whitgift, RGS Guildford and St Albans, from which he recently retired after 21 years as Headmaster.

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  • Sister Frances Orchard

    Governor

    Sister Frances is a member of the Congregation of Jesus, Mary Ward’s Foundation, and has been associated with the congregation for most of her life.

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  • Judy Clements OBE

    Governor

    Judy is the Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA).

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  • Jeremy Pyne

    Governor

    Jeremy’s career in advertising has dealt with a variety of household brands from consumer goods to those in the automotive industry.

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  • Jo Storey

    Governor

    After graduating from Loughborough University, Jo was initially employed as a Risk Analyst in industry, before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics. Her passion for the wellbeing of young people then drew her to the role of Principal Researcher, working for the National Health Service on a major project, researching drug and alcohol abuse in young people.

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  • Lucy Johnstone

    Governor

    Lucy is currently Philanthropy Lead for the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she oversees philanthropic giving from the Society’s Members and Fellows.

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  • Michael Ledzion

    Governor

    Born in Switzerland, Michael Ledzion came to school in the UK aged 11 and later moved to Cambridge to study Manufacturing Engineering at Christ’s College.

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  • Marina Pattinson

    Governor

    Marina holds an MEng in Aerospace Engineering and professional qualifications in sales and marketing. She gained her a postgraduate qualification in Engineering Management at Cambridge University and is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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  • Patrick Dunne

    Governor

    Patrick is a CPA accountant and seasoned CEO with over twenty years’ experience across several industries, including financial services and construction.

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  • Raymond Burch

    Governor

    Raymond has over 30 years’ experience as a construction cost consultant with extensive experience of both public and private sector schemes with particular emphasis on education, housing, retail, leisure and commercial projects.

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  • Rachel Gleeson

    Governor

    Rachel has been a secondary school teacher for over 10 years in both the state and independent sectors. She is currently Head of Humanities at Bedford Modern School, teaching RE and History, is a sixth form tutor supporting the UCAS process and coordinates all US university applications.

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  • Ronald Haynes

    Governor

    Ronald is a University Computer Officer, at the University of Cambridge, who has had experience within academic Information Communication and Technology in both the US and UK.

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  • Sarah Dixon

    Governor

    Sarah is the Safeguarding Governor, having been a Headmistress at two Girls’ Schools Association schools, and a Non-Executive Director in two NHS Trusts.

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  • Sarah Squire

    Governor

    A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Sarah spent 36 years as a diplomat in six countries and also served as the Ambassador to Estonia.

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  • Victoria Espley

    Governor

    Victoria is Bursar at Hughes Hall in the University of Cambridge with responsibility for all operational and financial matters within the College (Buildings Maintenance, Accommodation, Catering, Finance, IT and Human Resources).

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  • Robert Meakin

    Governor

    Robert Meakin has over 25 years' experience of advising charities.

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