Governing Body


CO-OPTED GOVENROR (8 required)

Tony Mills, Chair of Governors

Term of Office:  20 April 2016 CoG Sept 2017

A declaration of interests statment:  nothing to declare

The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I look forward to using my Project Management skills in working with the excellent staff and governors at Chessington and feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help us all get where we want to be.

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I became Chair of Governors in September 2016 as I believe Chessington has so much to offer our children and the community.

A personal fact:  My career as a Project Manager has been predominately in the engineering and construction industry, utilising my BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc Pharmaceuticals, where I have been fortunate to work in many countries, including USA, Switzerland, Denmark, India, Ireland, Singapore and Oman. More recently I attained a BSc in Psychology. ​

 

Mary Henes, Co-opted Governor

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

I became a governor in September 2016, and look forward to working with the team to support Chessington become an outstanding school. My background is in academia, specifically English Literature, and I now work for a fair access education charity. I am committed to improving pupil outcomes in all areas of my work, and ensuring pupils receive the best possible all-round education to enable them to reach their full potential. Outside of work I am a keen traveler and reader, mentor for sixth formers, and DIY enthusiast.

 

Ramesh Kapadia, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: September 2016, 4 years

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

The skills you bring to the Governing Body:  I have worked in education for my whole career at a variety of levels including teaching, curriculum development, lecturing and educational consultancy.

The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington:  Since I live in Surbiton, I wanted to use my skills in a local school.

A personal fact: I enjoy walking and have undertaken several long-distance walks, including the three peaks and the Thames path.

Other governor roles: I am also a governor at Thorpe Lea Primary School, Surrey

 

Nicola Macbean, Co-opted Governor

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

I joined the Governing Board in December 2016. I have a long-standing interest in education having trained as a teacher and obtained a Master’s degree in education planning and economics. I now run a charity to support those working for human rights in China. I hope I can bring to the Board my passion for education, an international background and experience from the charitable sector, where I have also been a Trustee.    

 

Sonia Molnar, Co-opted Governor

Term of Office: 4 years from 21 September 2016
A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.
The skills you bring to the Governing Body: I have previously been a SEND governor and have an understanding of issues facing SEND children and families as I have a child with a severe learning disability.
The reason for becoming a governor at Chessington: I have an interest in education, having three children in three different key stages, and I wanted to support the school to ensure that they help SEND students to reach their full potential.
A personal fact: I enjoy travelling, reading and the performing arts.

 

Han-Ley Tang , Co-opted Governor

A declaration of interests statement: Nothing to declare.

My background is in management consulting, with expertise in data and analytics for corporate strategy, operational effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.  I have volunteered as a governor to apply my skills to a fresh challenge and make a positive difference to education in the borough.  In my spare time, I enjoy football (GGMU!) and Formula 1, fixing an old motorcycle, and tinkering with technology.