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Governors

Name Position Term of Office Expertise   
Mr Martin Lavelle                        Headteacher N/A   Img 6651
Ms Ashni Shah 

Chair of Local Governing Body

MLT Appointed Governor

14/03/2019 - 13/03/2023 Business and Finance  Ashni shah
Dr. Jennie Somerville

Vice Chair of Governing Body 

Southgate Trust Appointed Governor 

12/06/2020 - 11/06/2024 Education  Jennie oct 2017 2
Mrs Sharon Gaughan MLT Appointed Governor  07/11/2019 - 06/11/2023 Risk Management  S gaughan
Mr Krishan Kadodwala MLT Appointed Governor 07/11/2019 - 06/11/2023 Change and Performance Management K kadodwala
Ms Mili Malde  MLT Appointed Governor  07/11/2019 - 06/11/2023 Department of Education  M malde
Ms Santosh Kumar Elected Parent Governor  23/05/2017 - 22/05/2021 Law Santosh kumar
Ms Catalina Schveninger Elected Parent Governor  07/05/2019 - 06/05/2023 Business and HR  Catalina schevinger
Mrs Miriam Keene MLT Appointed Governor 18/10/2018 - 17/10/2022 Education  

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Mr Simon Collyer  Southgate Trust Appointed Governor  11/10/2017 - 10/10/2021 Finance   Simon c 2
Mr Barry Scott Elected Teacher Governor  22/02/2017-21/02/2021 Education   Scott barry
Mrs Fiona Bates  Elected Support Staff Governor 01/10/2019 - 30/09/2023  Education  Bates fiona

Governor Profiles

Ms Catalina Schveninger

I have 20 years of experience in human resources and studied communications and management.

I am passionate about the science of learning and coach young (and not so young) people to unlock their potential. At work, I have the privilege to develop global programs to get girls to pursue careers in STEM, diversity and tech skills being other areas of my expertise. I speak frequently at international fora  about these topics.


My personal purpose is to connect people to people and to opportunities so that they could thrive in the digital world.

I  have lived in Enfield for 3 years and have a son and daughter in year 8 at Southgate.

Ms Ashni Shah

I work in social consulting; bringing business and investment models to social change. My focus for the past 2 years has been on developing new models of support for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, including children at risk of entering care or already in care, young people leaving social care, and young people not in education or employment. My work means that I work closely with local authorities and central government, including the Dept. for Education.

My background is in the corporate sector, having completed by MBA in 2017 and prior to this, working for GlaxoSmithKline for 4 years.

I have lived in Enfield since childhood and hope to bring some of my experience, network and skills to Southgate School to enable its students and staff to continue to thrive.

Ms Santosh Kumar 

I have been a children’s lawyer for over 20 years representing children and parents all over London. I also have extensive management (including financial) experience as a partner in a law firm.

I am passionate about education and each child receiving the very best education and creating opportunities for each child to excel, I believe we only get one chance to get it right.  Every day in my work I see what a difference committed teachers and outstanding schools can make in transforming the lives of children and their future prospects.

I have lived in Southgate for 13 years and have a daughter in year 9. I am an active member of the local community and committed to supporting the school to meet the challenges to come and achieve its full potential to excel.

 

Mr Simon Collyer 

I am a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. I have worked in accounting and tax for the past 24 years. I trained in audit and accounting and then moved into corporate tax consultancy. I have then worked in various in house tax departments of major international groups advising on tax issues and latterly specialising in the area of tax reporting, which involves calculating a group’s global tax charge, taking this through audit and communicating to stakeholders.

My work has given me expertise in accounting as well as in the calculation and presentation of financial numbers. I believe in giving all young people the best opportunities to achieve their potential. I hope I can use my knowledge and skills to assist the school is getting the most out of its limited financial resources.

I have lived in Enfield for the past 22 years.

Mr Krishan Kadodwala

I am currently responsible for leading a large team in sales, marketing and account management across the UK and Ireland Markets in the online travel industry.

I have more the 10 + years in sales marketing, business development and leadership roles in the hospitality industry, I have expertise in helping business in the industry improve online and technology backgrounds and truly believe that travel can be a source of good and peace, allowing people explore different cultures and destinations. Personally, I have experience, having worked in the United Arab Emirates as well and setting up market management team in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh.

I graduated doing Chemistry and have also been passionate about education particularly as my final year project was focused on how to bring fun back to Chemistry. Having mentored children through mentorship works and recently becoming a dad, I hope to use my knowledge and skills to assist the school.

I am born and raised in Rugby, Warwickshire, however my professional life has seen me call Enfield my home, having lived in Southgate and now in Gordon Hill over the last 2.5 years.

Ms Mili Malde 

I am a Product Manager at the Department for Education leading multidisciplinary, agile teams to solve problems confronting the education sector, with a particular focus on teacher recruitment and retention.

I graduated from Wadham College, Oxford with BA in Classics in 2017. Since then I have worked in primarily digital and technology transformation roles across government and in the third sector. These ranged from being a user researcher on a digital service for diplomats at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, designing features and improvements on one of the largest-scale, ambitious welfare reform programmes at the Department for Work and Pensions, and leading the Architecture and Innovation Strategy at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. My most recent role was Product Manager at an educational social enterprise, where I developed the enterprise's digital capabilities to enable it to scale its programme of support and laid the foundations for future growth.

Outside of work I voluntarily deliver practice Oxbridge interviews to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and volunteer for the enterprising charity, Literacy Pirates, where I support primary school students so that they can develop their reading and literacy skills.

I have lived in Enfield for most of my life and I am keen to apply my positive outlook and leadership skills to help Southgate School better support its students to achieve success in the world beyond.

Mrs Sharon Gaughan

I have worked for over 30 years in the Banking sector.  During my career I have worked in various aspects of Finance particularly Corporate Banking and Compliance.  My current rule is working as a Senior Manager of Risk and Compliance for a Foreign Bank.  The role requires skills in managing complex projects to ensure compliance with the rules and guidance.  This role also requires engagement with various Regulators and Senior Stakeholders of the Bank.

For me a recent significant achievement was to set up a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme at my Bank, facilitating colleagues to spend time volunteering in the community and raising funds for various charities.

I am involved with a coaching programme at my work for junior members of staff and am interested in the personal development of young people in order to ensure success in their careers.

I  have lived in Southgate for 20 years.  I am very much looking forward to working with the Governors of Southgate School and meeting as many people associated with the School as possible over the coming terms.

To contact a Governor, please either email: governors@southgate.enfield.sch.uk or by post to Ms Ashni Shah, C/O Southgate School, Sussex Way, Cockfosters, Enfield, EN4 0BL

Governors 2020/2021 who have now resigned from their positions:-

 

Declaration of Business Interests

Name Name of Business Nature of Interest  Date of interest from Date of interest to Self of family 
Ashni Shah N/A        
Jennifer Somerville Worshipful Company of Educations Educational Charity 01/07/2017

 to present 

Self
Santosh Kumar 

Oliver Fisher 

 

Hornby and Levy 

Solicitors - Senior Partner

 

Solicitors - Partner

2013

 

1995

to present

 

2012

Self

 

Self

Mili Malde  Department for Education UK Civil Service  2019 to present  Self 
Krishan Kadodwala

Expedia Group (expedia.com Ltd) 

Expedia Group (Traveldoo)

Online Travel Agent 

 

Corporate Travel Agent 

2012 

 

 

2018 

 

To present

 

To present 

Self 

 

Family Member

Sharon Gaughan Riyad Bank  Bank  2018 To present Self 
Catalina Schveninger N/A        
Miriam Keene  N/A        
Simon Collyer  N/A        
Martin Lavelle  N/A        
Barry Scott  N/A        
Fiona Bates  N/A        

2021-2021 Governor Attendance at Local Governing Body Meetings

Name  12th October 2020 25th January 2021 7th June 2021
Ms Ashni Shah X    
Dr Jennie Somerville  X    
Mr Simon Collyer  X    
Mrs Miriam Keene  X    
Mrs Santosh Kumar X    
Mrs Catalina Schveninger X    
Mrs Sharon Gaughan  X    
Ms Mile Malde X    
Mr Krishan Kadodwala X    
Mr Martin Lavelle X    
Mr Barry Scott  X    
Mrs Fiona Bates  X    
Documents Date  
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