The Chair of Governors is Ms Paula Carter and she can be reached by email at email@example.com or in writing, addressed to the school.
Staff and Governor email addresses can be found by clicking on the name of the Governor or member of staff.
Paula Carter was the Director of Planning at Channel 4 Television until March 2017. Prior to joining Channel 4 she worked in a variety of communications roles after spending ten years with the BBC and launching a digital channel for ITV. She now sits on a number of boards, including the Port of London Authority and the Committee of the Wine Society. She is a Trustee of Be The Business, a business-led movement aimed at improving the productivity of British businesses. Paula is a magistrate, sitting on the South East London Bench and also sits on the Disciplinary Panels for Surrey Rugby the RFU and European Professional Club Rugby. She has a private pilot’s licence and is a season ticket holder at Harlequins Rugby Football Club.
Paula is the Chair of Governors and also sits on the Finance and General Purposes and Staffing and Remuneration Committees.
David is an actuary and has worked in the City for 30 years in a variety of senior roles for both Prudential and Legal & General. David was Director, Innovation, for Prudential UK & Europe, responsible for identifying new markets, developing new investment strategies, and developing new products. For Legal & General, David was Commercial Director, and was responsible for setting up L&G’s very successful Lifetime Mortgage business.
Most recently David has left the City and created a number of new companies, including Lionsheart Properties Ltd, Lionsheart Finance Ltd, and has created the Lionsheart Christmas Savings Club.
David is the Chairman of the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Cameron Kiggell served as a British Army officer in a variety of roles before leaving in 1995. He then went into sales and marketing with a water purification company where he became a Director. After 8 years, he joined Sevenoaks School to teach Economics and Business and Management. Cameron has been a tutor and housemaster whilst being heavily involved with the co-curricular aspects of school life. He was promoted to Divisional Head in the Middle School responsible for pastoral matters of children from Year 9 to 11. Cameron is the Safeguarding Governor.
Julia has over 30 years’ experience as a senior HR professional across a diverse range of sectors, having built her early career in Boots, TDG and Marconi, before entering Financial Services with both Barclays and RBS during a period of significant corporate restructuring activity. She subsequently held strategic and transformational roles as Group HR Director at Wates in the construction sector and at LV= where she played a major role in promoting both the Talent, Diversity and CSR agenda winning several prestigious awards including BITC Company of the Year. She is the MD of Beyond People, a change consultancy, a NED of a housing association and a digital learning Trust and is a Henley qualified executive coach with a focus on leadership team effectiveness.
Julia is the Chair of the Staffing and Remuneration Committee.
Enos Bukuku is a solicitor and Compliance Manager at Devonshires Solicitors LLP in London. Prior to taking up this position, he worked at Levenes, responsible for the firm’s Risk and Compliance. He graduated from Birmingham University with a law degree and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010. Before embarking on his legal career, Enos spent 2 years as an English teacher in Japan.
In his spare time Enos cycles, spends time with his family and supports his beloved Liverpool FC.
As an Old Michaelian, Enos considers his time at St Michael’s to have had a big impact on his character and career path. As a governor, he wishes to have a role in ensuring that current pupils are similarly influenced.
Rashid Chinchanwala is a former pupil at St. Michael’s School, attending as a boarder from 1972 to 1977 and achieving the position of Deputy Head Boy.
A chartered accountant, he has worked in finance within the UK media industry for 27 years and has a good working knowledge of the film & TV production, media buying and market research sectors. In 2008, he helped found his current business Media Powerhouse Ltd, an audio visual services company where he is Finance Director.
A governor since November 2007, Rashid sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee. His interests include mainstream sports, travel and photography.
Emma was a parent at St Michael’s for 13 years with both her daughter and son starting in Nursery and leaving at the end of Year 8. During her time at St Michael’s Emma sat on the P&F Committee and also volunteered as a class rep.
Emma is a solicitor by profession having worked at Allen & Overy in the city and Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong, where she and her husband lived for 5 years. Emma is now a full-time mum but has more recently trained as a mediator with Maidstone Mediation. She is a keen rugby and cricket supporter (she is a life member of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club) and also enjoys spending time with her family, walking with her Cocker Spaniel, reading, playing tennis and travelling.
Emma has been a governor since 2016 and is responsible for Health and Safety.
Originally from the East Midlands, Robert has extensive experience in the education sector.
His experience extends from operational roles in schools up to the level of Principal and also in Senior Advisory positions in two London Boroughs, two of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in the U.K. and as a National Challenge Consultant for the Department for Education.
He is a specialist in developing effective governance and has acted both as an External Reviewer of School Governing Bodies and has been commissioned by Local Authorities as an interim chair of a number of School Governing Bodies.
Married to Susan, Robert lives in South Lincolnshire but works mainly in and around London as an education consultant.
He maintains an active interest in various philanthropic activities and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Educators.
Having lived in Otford for most of his young life, the move to St Michael’s in 1988 was quite simple. His first school photo consisted of circa 50 people, including teachers. Being a pupil from 1988 – 1993, he was lucky enough to be guided by Father Cox and Simon Cummins and saw huge amounts of change both in teaching methods and the development of the school and its grounds.
He has always been a strong advocate for the school and when the opportunity arose to become a governor, he tells us he was delighted to take up the role. Adam owns a successful joinery company, Valdi Ltd, which specialises in high quality doors and windows across the UK and when he’s not working he’s spending time with his young family.
Adam’s interests include rugby, hiking and cars.
He hopes that he can bring a varied view point to the existing strong board of governors.