Paola Subacchi - Chair of Governors
is Professor of International Economics and Chair of the Advisory Board, Global Policy Institute, Queen Mary University of London, and adjunct professor at the University of Bologna. She is a non-executive director of two public companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the board of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome.
From 2014 to 2021 she was a governor of St Marylebone school in London.
She has published extensively on international economics and finance, currencies, and the international monetary system. Her latest book, The Cost of Free Money. How Unfettered Capital Threatens our Economic Future, was published in 2020 by Yale University Press.
Siobhan McGrath -Vice Chair of Governors
I was elected as a Co-opted Governor in May 2015. I am a New Zealand born Principal of Southbank International School, Kensington, which is sited at the other end of Portobello Road. I have been involved in education for many years, teaching all ages from 4 to 18 and working in a range of different types of schools. I also lecture university students several times a year and volunteer at my local cinema in Kensal Rise, mostly making popcorn.
Isabel Naidoo- Co-Opted Governor
I have been a governor at Bevington since 2012, first as a parent governor and now as co-opted governor. I have one child at the school and two who were there from nursery until they finished primary school. I work full time in a financial services technology company and have always had a strong interest in the education sector, having held a previous role as LA governor at a local school and volunteered as a mentor.
Noreen Hallbery- Co-Opted Governor
I am a co-opted Governor in Bevington. I live in Kensal Green and have done so for over 20 years. Both my children went to St. Charles Primary school and are now at University and secondary school. I work for a large Telecommunications company managing a sales team. I am passionate about education and supporting our local schools using the benefit of my experience to make sure the pupils achieve their potential.
Isobel Carter- Co-Opted Governor
I joined the Board at Bevington early in 2018, and am the Governor responsible for Health and Safety. I graduated from St Anne’s College, Oxford, and spent 10 years in the United Nations as a simultaneous conference interpreter in English, French, Spanish and Russian. I was awarded my Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, .and worked for many years in strategy, marketing and sales in the City of London. I then founded my own Executive Search company, Incarter International Ltd., where I worked for 16 years as its Managing Director, specialising in finance and IT positions. As a fully qualified teacher, I am now working for the Government’s National Tutoring Programme, (NTP), teaching children whose education has been adversely affected by the pandemic. I am active in several charities, notably Cancer Research UK; Young Enterprise and Making the Leap (helping those at schools choose the right career). I serve on the Board of The Clement James Centre in North Kensington, helping young people who may be the first in their families to consider university entry to enrol and succeed there. I also help adults to find employment through job search techniques: structuring CVs, and interviews. And – first and foremost – I teach English as a Foreign Language – the key for many to success in UK.
John Parsons - Co-Opted Governor
I have been a governor at Bevington Primary School since the beginning of 2020.
I was born in South London and studied medicine in Dundee, Scotland. After working in Malawi, Central Africa for three years my medical training brought me and my family to North Kensington in 1981. Three of our four children were pupils at Bevington School in the early 1980s all going on to Holland Park School for their secondary education. I worked at the Hammersmith Hospital and then King’s College Hospital in Camberwell where I specialised in reproductive medicine for 30 years retiring in 2016. My wife Rosy volunteered in Bevington School’s garden from 2009 until December 2022. I am a passionate believer in the importance and moral imperative of giving every child the support and encouragement they need to maximise their potential and become confident and happy members of society. I am the designated lead for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Maxwell Woodger - Co-Opted Governor
I have served as the local authority appointed governor for Bevington Primary School since the beginning of 2022. From 2018 to 2022 I was a Kensington & Chelsea Councillor.
I attended Fox Primary School as a child and in my teenage years served as an Air Cadet at the 46F Kensington Squadron. I hold a degree in Politics at Essex University with a year abroad in Washington DC. I am a Sociology Masters graduate from the London School of Economics.
I am an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and have built a career in human resources working in shipping & finance industries and currently serve as a Human Resources Business Partner.
Outside of work I have a passion for music and play bass guitar in my rock band Earls of Eden.
Jack Collett -Staff Governor
I have taught at Bevington Primary School since 2015. I have been the Maths Co-ordinator for the past five years and have also taken on the role of Key Stage 2 Phase lead this year. This is also my first year in the role of Staff Governor. I attended Westminster Cathedral Primary School in Central London, followed by St Thomas More Language College in Kensington. I then completed my A-Level studies at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, also in Kensington. I hold a degree in Primary Education with a specialism in Mathematics from the University of Roehampton. Outside of work, my hobbies include travel, reading and football, where I am an Arsenal fan.
Tiffany Lin - Parent Governor
My career has spanned nearly twenty years in the Architecture and Design industry. Since my son started Bevington Nursery in 2019, I have become increasingly interested in all aspects of education. I strongly believe that all children are individuals and should be supported and encouraged to develop academically, as well as on a social and emotional level. They need opportunities to explore their potentials so that they are able to contribute to their communities in the future. With my skill set as a long-time project manager, I am keen to take an active part to ensure that not only my son, but also all children of the local area are provided with the best environment to grow and learn.
Hind Mrimou - Parent Governor
I am a proud member of the North Kensington community where I have lived my whole life. I attended Bevington as a child and now have three children here. I have been a teacher for 15 years and was an assistant headteacher for 4 years. I am looking forward to sharing my experience and working alongside the other governors and the School Leaders in our amazing school. It’s a privilege to be part of the Bevington community; where parents, teachers and leaders all work together to see the best outcomes for all children.