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    Governor Profiles

    Andrew Hull: Parent Governor and Chair of Governors

    Term: 2014-2018

    I joined the governing body as a Parent Governor in 2014 and in 2016 I have taken over the position of Chair of Governors. I have two boys, 1 currently in Juniors and 1 in infants. 

    Professionally, I work in the accounting industry specialising in tax and have done so for 18 years since leaving school. I have experience of managing teams and performance managing staff. I have also spent time working in both Canada and Hong Kong.

    My hobby is sport. I now have the pleasure of watching my sons play rugby on a Sunday morning for the Billericay Bees.

    Hilary Luckman: Headteacher and Staff Governor

    Term: 2002 to Present

     I have been a Staff Governor at Quilters Infant School since I joined the school as Headteacher in September 2002. 

    My professional background has always been in schools, both as a Teacher and Deputy Headteacher in Essex and Thurrock Schools.  I am also a Local Leader in Education; supporting other schools in their development.

    My personal interests include spending time with family and friends, eating out and being an active spectator on the side-lines of a basketball court.

    Steven Kew: Trust Governor/Vice Chair

    Term: 2014-2018

     After moving to the area in 2013, I wanted to give something back to the local community and became a Trust Governor for QIS.  My wife is a teacher, so it helps me to understand her day-to-day life too!

    Professionally, I now work in the banking industry and am a (almost) qualified accountant – helping in my role as Chair of the Finance, Premises and Personnel committee at QIS.

    We have had a new arrival to the household recently, which is keeping me very busy!  Otherwise I am a long-suffering Derby County fan…

    Katie Keating: Co-opted Governor

    Term: 2014-2018

     I became a governor in 2014 after my eldest child joined the school in 2013. 

    Professionally, I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry until 2013.  I have experience of many aspects of data analysis, and legal and regulatory compliance.  

    Personally, apart from spending time with my children, my main interests are cooking, baking and exercising.

    Chris Daffin: Co-opted Governor

    Term: 2017-2021

    I became a Parent Governor whilst my eldest two children passed through QIS between 2008 and 2012.

    Professionally, I’ve worked within the IT Sector of Financial Institutions in the City since the early 90’s, so I bring many years of experience in project organisation and delivery to the role, as well as IT skills.

    Personally, my main interests are cycling and snow sports and I can often be seen puffing my way up the hills of Billericay.

    Lisa Matthews: Co-opted Governor

    Term: 2017-2021

     I have been a governor since 2013. My two eldest children attended the school. Professionally I spent 20 years as a broadcaster at the BBC. When I’m not rushing on the school run I enjoy cooking, running and adventures with my children.

    Sally Player: Staff Governor

    Term: 2016 – 2020

     After many years of teaching in Billericay, I joined the staff at Quilters Infants in September 2007 and am currently Foundation Stage Leader.  Having joined the Governing Body as a Staff Governor, I am now a Trust Governor.

    I also worked as a garden designer for 15 years and am proud to have exhibited and won medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in the 1990s. I still enjoy gardening, as well as salsa dancing, cooking and visiting my children in London.

    Marie Dear: Local Authority Governor

    Term: 2017 – 2021

    I was appointed Local Authority Governor in November 2016. Prior to retiring I worked at Ford Motor Company for much of my career. I have lived in Billericay for forty-five years and have raised my family here. I serve on the Quilters Infant School Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee.

    I am a member of Billericay Town Council and have always taken a keen interest in the town. In my spare time I enjoy writing, theatre and socialising with friends and family.

    Sascha Klamp: Parent Governor

    Term: 2015 – 2019

    I am proud to be a Parent Governor of Quilters Infant School. I have two daughters currently experiencing the school’s fantastic community. I joined the Governing Body in the summer of 2015 to engage with the vision of the school in general and to support the executive team in particular. My background extends from financial services to executive education as I hold visiting lecturing positions with two leading Universities (Business Schools) in London/UK. Within financial services, I have managed significant Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Fund portfolios. Today, I run a specialist investment management boutique and am responsible for institutionalizing Corporate Governance across our various partners globally. Whilst spare time is rare, especially with three little girls, I endeavor to broaden my horizon by reading mainly (auto-biographies). Equally there was a time when I was able to commit time to run marathons. Well, this is less urgent these days.

    Umut Tarhan: Parent Governor

    Term: 2017 – 2021

    I have joined the body of governors in 2017 as my son is currently attending Quilters Infant School. Having moved to Billericay in 2014 after a long spell in London and Kent, I wanted to get involved in the local community and devote my free time.

    I am a Solicitor and work in a firm of Solicitors in Essex. I am hoping my legal experience will assist the school’s governing body.

    My hobbies include reading and following my childhood football team; Besiktas of Istanbul. I am also an avid boxing fan and train on a weekly basis.

    Karen Sinclair: Parent Governor

    Term: 2017 – 2021

    I became a governor in 2017 after my son joined Quilters Infant School. I wanted to become involved in supporting my son’s thriving school and assist where possible.

    Professionally I have worked in the youth justice sector for over 10 years, which has afforded me a wealth of experience in matters such as; crime, anti social behaviour, restorative justice, children in care, child protection and safeguarding.  I hope that some of my experience can benefit the school and its community.

    Personally, I love to spenjd time with friends and family and have recently discovered art classes.

    Stephen Mitchell: Parent Governor

    Term: 2017 – 2021

    I am father to three young daughters, the first of which joined Reception in Autumn 2016. Having moved to Billericay from Coventry in 2004, I am currently involved in a number of start-up businesses predominantly concerned with people, skills and training – mainly in the sport and physical activity sector. I am extremely passionate about ensuring children develop their physical literacy alongside their journey to improve literacy and numeracy. The power of sport should never be under estimated or devalued in any child’s development. I am also involved in a number of other complimentary, Boards and Non-Executive roles which are also concerned with ensuring we create a nation of people who are physically active and reap the associated benefits – community cohesion, mental and emotional wellbeing, social and economic impact.