Mr A. Boyd - Chairman of Governors
Adrian is an Old Olavian (1983-90) and during his time at the school was 1st XV rugby captain and deputy head boy (it was before the school became co-ed!). Following St Olave’s he went up to Cambridge University and graduated in chemical engineering, as well as earning a Blue for rugby.
Starting work Adrian qualified as a chartered accountant and worked for many years as a managing director at UBS, a large financial services firm. He is now Finance Director at Macfarlanes, a law firm based in London.
He has school governor experience having been a co-opted governor of a primary school federation in Hackney and the responsible officer for the Bridge Academy (also in Hackney, a secondary school sponsored by UBS). Adrian & his wife Lisa live locally in Chelsfield and have 3 children. The eldest, Billy, is at St. Olave’s, Abby is at Newstead Wood School and the youngest Emily is at Tonbridge Girls GS. All the family love travelling and taking part in an assortment of sports and fitness activities.
Ms S. Rose - Vice Chair
Passionate about safeguarding, Safron is a child protection specialist, who qualified as a social worker in 1990. She has held several operational and strategic posts, and prior to setting up her own safeguarding consultancy company, she was Director of Children’s Services for London and the South East at the NSPCC for ten years.
She has managed a broad range of multi-disciplinary services that protect and promote the wellbeing and welfare of children and young people. She has been a member of several government advisory groups and is the author of a number of Serious Case Reviews.
In her current consultancy role, she works with diverse organizations and business sectors across England and the Channel Islands to ensure effective child protection polices, procedures and practice. She is also a trustee at a national children’s charity.
In her spare time, Safron is a keen skier, enjoys wandering around art galleries, going to the theatre and to trip the light fantastic on the dance floor.
Mrs Brid Nunn
I have worked for Marks and Spencer for nearly 30 years across many business areas: Property, Finance, Communications, Legal and more recently Learning and Development/HR.
I have instigated steering group ways of working to drive decision making, as well as being involved in budget and tendering processes for our store estate. I am a chartered member of CIPD with a keen interest in both technical and behavioural Learning and Development and performance management strategy.
I am an active class rep, and have supported feedback on the admissions consultation last year, as well as volunteering on a regular basis. I feel my work experience gives evidence of my 'learning background', my willingness to drive the vision of St. Olave's school, my ability to constructively challenge and support the school, as well as considerable knowledge of budget control and performance management.
My personal values are integrity, respect and collaboration.
Rev. Nigel Poole
Nigel has recently retired as Priest-in Charge at St John the Evangelist Penge south east London. Prior to ordination he established a small consultancy working with clients in the faith and charity sectors including Oasis Community Learning and Oasis Community Trust.
He spent over 38 years working in social housing in both local authorities and housing associations. His career included being the Chief Executive Kelsey Housing Association and Managing Director (London) A2Dominion Housing Group. Nigel lists his key achievements in the sector as the establishment of Kingsmead Homes Hackney following the successful ballot and transfer; completion of a £43 million regeneration programme on time and within budget with residents in occupation. In excess of £4 million social economic programme creating jobs, businesses, education and training opportunities for residents of Kingsmead. The design concept and delivery of the Rye Hospital project in Rye East Sussex. Development and delivery in association with the Roffey Park Institute of a Management Development Scheme for senior staff. Development of a staff awareness programme in the housing sector on human trafficking in association with Stop the Trafik.
He has been a member of the London Committee of the National Housing Federation and a Board member of Penge Churches Housing Association. He is a trustee of the Living Well Bromley and Chair of the St John’s Primary School Academy Council. He has recently been appointed to the governing Board of St Olave’s Grammar School Orpington.
Since 2006 together with his wife they have worked in Uganda supporting several church and community-based projects including education, health, HIV/AIDS and family work in the slums of Kampala.
Dr D Ryall
David has been a Foundation Governor of St. Olave's since September 2017. He sits on the HR/Admissions and Curriculum committees and is also the Link Governor for PE.
David is currently the Director of the Santa Marta Group, which is an international NGO that works to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. An experienced trustee, he is a board member of a charity working in the Middle East, a trustee of the St. Olave's and St Saviour's Schools Foundation, where he sits on the Funds Committee, as well as a member of the Expert Advisory Council of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, which is based in Washington D.C.
Mr Harry McAleer
Harry attended St. Olave’s from 2004-2011 and was School Captain during his time there. He read Engineering at Clare College, Cambridge for four years following that.
After Graduation he joined The Boston Consulting Group in London, where he works as a Strategy Consultant.
He joined St. Olave’s as a Savoy chorister, and played rugby throughout his time here. Rugby continued into Cambridge and Harry played for the Under 21 team in the Varsity match against Oxford.
In his spare time, Harry enjoys skiing, cooking and woodwork – and trips to the theatre and opera when he can squeeze them in.
Mrs Sarika Chaudhary
Sarika has a background in education and school leadership. She has a diverse experience of teaching & learning and pastoral care in different schools, ranging from state schools to inner city academies and international private schools.
Sarika is currently an Assistant Headteacher in a large secondary school in London where she leads the English and Learning Support Faculties, Post 16 careers and digital learning programmes. Sarika became a Co-opted Governor and Vice Chair of St. Olave’s in September 2018, after serving as a Parent Governor in the school for five years.
Sarika grew up in New Delhi, India, where she pursued her education, including a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English Literature at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
Sarika has loved the experience of fusion of cultures and ideologies, in her journey of travelling around different countries. She lives in Orpington with her husband, Ajay. Her only son is currently at University after having a fantastic experience as a student in St Olave’s Grammar School.
Mrs Alexandra Fabian
Alex joined the governing body of St Olave’s in April 2018 and is the Dulwich Estate appointed governor. She is the Chair of the Curriculum and HR committee. Alex lives in Dulwich and has four sons, now in their twenties.
She read Classics at Wadham College, Oxford and her background is as a merchant banker for N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, where she worked in their corporate finance division. She moved to Ottawa, Canada in 1990 and worked at The Conference Board of Canada, a business think tank, until her eldest son was born, moving back to the UK in1992.
She has been involved in education for many years, as a governor, PTA committee member, a parent, and, for the last ten years, as an employee of Dulwich College. She is a former Chair of Governors and Parent Governor at Dulwich College Infants’ School, a Church of England school.
Alex is married to Andy, who is the finance director of an IT company. She runs two reading groups, a netball team, loves playing tennis and spends lots of time in the Isle of Wight.
Ms Shalini Sharma
Shalini joined the governing body of St Olave’s Grammar School in July 2020.
With an undergraduate degree in Law & Politics and an LLM from the London School of Economics, Shalini has more than 20 years of experience as a solicitor in financial markets. She is currently a member of the in-house legal team of a large financial institution and General Counsel for their European investment bank. Her role involves advising on broad range of legal, regulatory and strategic matters, including advising the bank’s Boards and Executive Committee, sitting on several bank steering committees and managing large legal budgets.
Shalini hopes to utilise her skills and her experience in corporate governance and dealing with regulatory bodies to add value to the school board by asking probing questions, defining strategy and holding the school to the highest ethical standards. She believes a well-balanced, considered and robust approach to oversight and financial management is paramount. She also believes that the best education is one that instils a love of learning and enables pupils to fulfil their greatest potential.Shalini lives in Beckenham with her husband and three children. Her two sons are current Olavians and her daughter is a pupil at Newstead Woods. Her interests include reading, art, music and travel.
Councillor Robert Evans
Robert was educated at a small Essex grammar school before moving on to gain a B.Sc in Physics at Reading University and a Diploma in Education at Bristol University.
He enjoyed a career in teaching in both maintained and independent sectors holding several senior posts including the headship of Watford Grammar School. As well as working within a variety of schools he was an examiner in ‘A’ level Physics and a lead inspector in the Independent Schools’
equivalent to Ofsted.
Bob has been an elected Councillor in Bromley since 2006 mainly for Farnborough & Crofton ward. He has held several senior roles including a five-year stint as Cabinet member for Social Care. He now sits on several Scrutiny committees and is a Board member of Mytime Active, a Governor of King’s University Hospital Trust and a member of Rochester Diocesian Board of Education and the Court of St. Olave’s & St Saviours.
He is an experienced school governor having served as such at several schools in Bromley and Croydon including being Chair of Governors at the Priory School.
Bob lives in Locksbottom with his wife Desiree who is a retired Health Visitor- and currently a Governor at Ravenswood School.
They have two grown up sons- one a lawyer living in London and the other running a Private Equity Fund in California and having their only two grandchildren.
He is an all-round sports fanatic- President of Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, a member of MCC & Essex County Cricket Club and a lifelong and long-suffering West Ham supporter willing to bore anyone at the drop of a hat about the glory days of Moore, Hurst, Peters et al.
Bob wishes to use his wide experience to support the school in its continuing development.
Mr S. M. Bandi
Satya has been a Parent Governor of St. Olave’s since his election in October 2018 and is a member of the Finance Committee. He is a Senior Executive in a global IT consulting and services organisation, leading a portfolio of services for clients in the financial services industry overseeing the P&L, sales, delivery, and customer satisfaction. He also has experience of managing Graduate and Apprentice Programmes alongside mentoring young professionals at work.
Satya studied for his Masters in Computer Applications at NIT, Warangal and a PG Diploma in Strategy & Innovation at SAID Business School, Oxford. After initially starting his IT career in India, he worked in Singapore for 6 years and moved to England in 2004.
He lives locally in Orpington and their son is studying for A Levels at St. Olave’s. He believes learning is a life-long endeavour and people realise their potential through opportunities and not by birth; a belief instilled by his father who was a headteacher and a Sanskrit scholar.
While he has been contributing to the school community in diverse ways, he considers being a Parent Governor offers new opportunities to contribute his knowledge and experience to be a steward of the values and legacy of St. Olave's and contribute to its bright future.
Ms C. Benham
Charlotte read Geography at London School of Economics and then completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education. She has been teaching for since 2013 and is currently a Head of Year in the Sixth Form.
She is the staff lead for Environmental Society, which has recently achieved Saint Olave's the coveted Green Flag in 2019, and continues to work to improve the schools environmental track record. Charlotte is also the School Co-Coordinator for World Challenge expeditions, and greatly enjoyed a trip to Ecuador in 2018, Croatia in 2019 and is hoping the postponed 2022 trip to Norway will go ahead as planned.
She enjoys travelling, gardening, walking and trying her hand at crafts, particularly dressmaking, embroidery and pottery.
Ms M. Sullivan
Maire has taught English at St Olave's since 2001 and was co-opted to the Governing Body as a member of the teaching staff in 2017.
She graduated from London University and worked for several years in the NHS in health care standards and contracting before doing teacher training. She didn't plan to stay long in the job but really finds it a great pleasure to work with the students and staff of St. Olave's and wants to support the continued development of the school. She is particularly interested in the architectural and environmental aspect of school life.
Mr Ajisola Adeloye
Jisola is a seasoned Real Estate professional with unique depth in integrated property solution services, including property/facilities management, building HSE, building contract services provider supervision, residential property sales and lettings, client/customer relations, and renovations/constructions services.
He is a certified ARLA and NAEA member with a degree in Estate Management.
Having over 20 years’ experience within the industry, he is currently a Director at a property management company in London Bridge.
Jisola is passionate about the expansion of God’s kingdom on earth and actively seeks to contribute his quota wherever he finds himself. He is a member of the leadership team in his current church, a member of the Orpington Branch of GoodNews UK,
(formerly known as The Gideons UK) and the UCB prayer line Orpington team. He is also a member of the board of trustees on OAO Foundation an organization committed to helping motherless and less privileged children in West Africa.
Jisola is married to the love of his life, Olufunke and they are blessed with 3 wonderful
daughters. His youngest daughter is a child with complex medical needs and disability, and this has exposed him to a totally different path he has been dedicated to for over a decade. Jisola loves singing hymns, gospel music and is a lover of nature.
Rev’d George Rogers
I am very happy to have been appointed as a foundation governor at St Olave’s and look forward to getting more involved in the life of the school. I am presently the Vicar of All Saints’ Orpington.
I have lived in the US, the UK and Canada. I am a graduate of Yale and I have been a priest for twenty-one years. I used to enjoy riding, ice hockey and squash, but prefer running these days to keep fit. Reading is also a passion- philosophy, Ruth Rendell novels and psychoanalytical works, as well as perusing varieties of maps. I also enjoy playing classical guitar.
I most recently served as the Vicar of the Benefice of Milton Regis with Murston, Bapchild and Tonge, in the Diocese of Canterbury.
During my tenure, I served as a foundation governor at Bapchild and Tonge Church of England primary school as well as Sunnybank primary school. I also served as chaplain to the Air Cadets, to the Sea Cadets, to the Rugby club and at Canterbury cathedral. My wife Dr Yun Lee Too is a Cambridge educated classicist who has taught at Cambridge, Liverpool, Columbia and Royal Holloway. She has published widely on various Greek and Latin topics. Yun Lee has also taught courses and led workshops
in the London and New York and on Christian hospitality, has led scholarly Bible studies; looking at the ancient roots and meanings of words in Biblical texts and has been on a team in the diocese of Canterbury teaching the “Deepening Discipleship” course. She enjoys the worship and fellowship at All Saints’ as well as being closer to the library of the Institute for Classical Studies in London.
We are both foodies who enjoy dinner parties as well as the fine wine that goes with it. Theatre and concerts are also favourite activities.
Mr A. Rees
Andrew grew up just outside Cardiff, and graduated in Chemistry from Bristol University. He has been in education for the last 25 years, working previously in two high performing independent schools, before joining St. Olave’s in 2004.
His roles at St. Olave’s have included being Head of Chemistry and Head of Science; he joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2009. Andrew was made Acting Headteacher in October 2017, and was very proud to have been appointed as Headteacher in June 2018.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys running, watching rugby and trips to the theatre with his wife.