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

Chair of Governors

MLT Appointed Governor


12/05/2023-11/05/2027   Picture coming shortly 
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
Mr Sukhy Duggal MLT Appointed Governor 15/09/2021 - 14/09/2025 Finance  Sukhy duggal pic
Mrs Kate Sheldon 

Elected Parent Governor 


15/09/2021 - 14/09/2025 Business  Kate sheldon photo
Mrs Miriam Keene MLT Appointed Governor 18/10/2022 - 17/10/2026 Education  



Mr Barry Scott Elected Teacher Governor  29/06/2021-28/06/2025 Education   Scott barry

Governor Profiles

Sakina Marzban

Sakina is a qualified property solicitor who within the last three years has transitioned into school governance. She is a senior governance professional for a large multi academy trust, supporting over 15 schools across London with all aspects of school governance compliance and local governing body development and training. Sakina cares strongly that all young people regardless of their background should have access to a good education and are given the opportunity to flourish within their education. Sakina has lived in Southgate for over 15 years and is a proud member of the diverse community to which she belongs. 

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.

Mrs Kate Sheldon 

I have 20 years of experience in the environment sector, developing programmes, forging new partnerships, and fundraising through grants and public sector contracts. My current role is Deputy Chief Executive at Trees for Cities, a national charity that engages people to improve their local environment through planting and caring for trees.

I am passionate about the role that nature can play to support the health and well-being of children and young people. Over the last decade I have developed award-winning school programmes that tackle current health concerns: child obesity, air quality and mental health of children and young people, which has become critical during Covid.

I have lived in Enfield for 17 years and have three children in years 9, 11 and 13 at Southgate School.

Mr Sukhy Duggal 

I am  a Public Financial Account and work for an engineering consultancy provided support across a range of clients, mainly in the public sector. I have worked across all levels of government, from local authorities and health bodies, blue light services and also central government departments providing a wide range of consultancy services.  

Within Enfield, I am also a Cub Scout leader and Group Treasurer, helping to develop our young people.

I have lived in Enfield for over 15 years and am proud of what our community has achieved, and the potential for further improvement in the future

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

Governors 2023/2024 who have now resigned from their positions:-

Southgate School Local Governing Body Declaration of Interests (July 2022)
Forename  Surname Position Committee Involved in Date of Appointment Appointed by Term of Office to Relevant Business Interest- Pecuniary/ Educational
Martin  Lavelle Headteacher Southgate School Local Governing Body N/A N/A N/A N/A
Jennifer Somerville Vice Chair/Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 12/06/2020 Community 11/06/2024 Chairman at 'The Trust, Worshipful Company of Educators'.
Committee Member of 'The Historical Association'.
Committee Member of 'University of the Third Age (U3A)'.
Miriam Keene Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 18/10/2018 Community 17/10/2022 Nothing to declare
Sharon  Gaughan Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 07/11/2019 Community 06/11/2023 Employee of 'Riyad Bank'.
Krishan  Kadodwala Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 07/11/2019 Community 06/11/2023 Employer/Shareholder of ' Ltd'.
Non Executive Director - Board Member of 'Seable Holidays'.
Partner is employed by 'Traveldoo UK Ltd'.
Mili Malde Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 07/11/2019 Community 06/11/2023 Employee of Central Government.
Sukhy Duggal Community Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 15/09/2021 Community 14/09/2025 Employee of 'Atkins Engineering Consultancy'.
Kate  Sheldon Parent Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 15/09/2021 Parent 14/09/2025 Employee of 'Trees for Cities'
Husband is employed by 'Science Media Centre'
Catalina  Schveniger Parent Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 07/05/2019 Parent 06/05/2023 Employee of 'Datacamp' e-learning.
Barry Scott Staff Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 29/06/2021 Staff 28/06/2025 Nothing to declare
Jolaade Fawehinmi Staff Governor Southgate School Local Governing Body 26/06/2021 Staff 28/06/2025 Nothing to declare