Our Governing Body
Brendan RuddleChair of Governors
I have been a Parent and Foundation Governor at St. Cecilia's for 6 years and was elected Chair at the start of this school year.
My daughter Sadie spent 6 happy years at the school and now attends Ursuline in Wimbledon.
I have worked for various Stockbrokers and Investment banks in the City since leaving Glyn Grammar school at 16 years old, apart from a one-year secondment in Barbados. I serve on the Finance and Resources Committee and the Pay Committee.
In my spare time, I love watching most sports and still play football and cricket very badly.
I can be contacted via the school office at email@example.com
John AustinVice Chair of Governors
I have lived and worked within a few miles of St Cecilia's school all my life. I attended the school as a pupil and then spent all my working career as a teacher in a large south London boys' comprehensive school.
As a deputy head I was responsible for a £7 million annual budget and for building projects, refurbishments, security, safety and lettings. I was also responsible for line managing support staff, and for encouraging and checking all extra-curricular activities.
These school experiences help me now in my role as chair of the resources and finance committee.
In retirement, I keep in touch with my former high school by being a pupil support volunteer, and I enjoy cycling, walking, gardening, family history research and reading.
Stephen TabardFoundation Governor
I attended St Cecilia's as a very young boy, and I owe the school much for what came after.
Years later, after completing my education, I had a successful career in banking and financial services.
When I retired I wanted to put something back and fortunately it was not long before I was told that a position as Foundation Governor had become vacant. I put my name forward for consideration and happily this was approved. The rest, as they say, is history.
Over the years I have developed a passion for cycling and skiing, and I have been an avid supporter of Sutton United since my childhood.
Nick JuryFoundation Governor
Nick JuryHello, my name is Nick Jury and I am a finance manager in the banking industry. I have a son who is currently in Year 2 at the school and have previously been the chair of the PTA. I have joined the governing body as a foundation governor and hope to bring my 10 years of experience of finance to help and support the school.
Minka BonnageParent Governor
Hello, my name is Minka and I'm a parent governor. My older daughter attended St. Cecilia's for eight happy years and is now at Ursuline, my younger daughter is currently in year 5. My career and passion has always been teaching, in secondary and primary schools and I am currently the headteacher of the Polish Saturday school in New Malden. I hope that my experience in various sectors of education proves useful to the school.
Adrian BrookesParent Governor
Bernadette MartinStaff Governor
Vince BurkeHead Teacher Governor
Ann SaundersClerk to the Governing Body