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Meet Our Governors

John Walker (Chair)

I grew up in St Paul’s Cray and have lived in Orpington for the past 35 years. I have been married for 48 years and have two married children, and two grandchildren. I served as an engineering student apprenticeship with Vickers in Crayford and qualified as a Chartered Engineer.  My subsequent career was in the onshore/offshore oil & gas industry where I became a VP for business development in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.  I am now retired and enjoy voluntary work with a local disabled charity and am a member of a model aeroplane flying club.  I actively                                               encouraged young people during my career and am now Chair of                                                       Governors at Leesons Primary School.

Type of Appointment:  Chair of Governors
Date of Appointment:  July 2015 - July 2022
Attendance Record:  (2018-19) 4 of 4 (2019-20) 3 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest:  None
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members : None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Elizabeth Bromfield (Vice Chair)

I have spent many years teaching French and English in Bromley secondary schools and was the head teacher of a British primary and secondary school in Abu Dhabi for six years. After a long career in education, I joined the Governing Body of Leesons School, a role which I enjoy very much. I have lived locally for many years and have been a volunteer at child-oriented charities such as Bromley Contact Centre, Bromley School Link, Childline and Save the Children.

Type of Appointment:  Vice Chair of Governors
Date of Appointment:  March 2018 - March 2022
Attendance Record:  (2018-19) 3 of 4 (2019-20) 2 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None 
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Lisa Elliott (Parent Governor)

I joined the Civil Service in 2002, working in many different departments, mainly based in Westminster. I live in Orpington with my husband of 10 years and my daughter who is a Leesons pupil. I recently moved from a previous governor role at Midfield Primary School and I look forward to working alongside Leesons governors.

Type of Appointment:  Parent Governor
Date of Appointment:  May 2019 - May 2023
Attendance Record:   (2018-19) 4 of 4 (2019-20) 3 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest: DFE Employee
Date Interest Acquired: 2013
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Diana Anthony (Parent Governor)

I have worked as a Personnel Assistant for an organisation for over 18 years, and following a career break have recently returned to work.   I have three children, two of which attend Leesons Primary

Type of Appointment:  Parent Governor
Date of Appointment:  March 2016 - March 2024
Attendance Record:  (2018-19) 3 of 4 (2019-20) 3 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None 
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Mike Woooderson (Co-Opted Governor)

I am married and have lived in Bromley for over 25 years, with a grown up family. I have worked in the IT sector of the market research industry now for over 30 years and run my own company. I joined Leesons as a co-opted Governor and am Chair of the Resources Committee.  In my spare time I enjoy watching sport, although enjoying watching England may not be the right phrase.

Type of Appointment: Governor (Co-opted)
Date of Appointment: Sept 2018 - Sept 2022
Attendance Record:  (2018-19) 3 of 4 (2019-20) 3 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest: MD/Owner Stonewood Associates.  Trustee MRBA.
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: N/A
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None

 Helen Knowd (Co-opted Governor)

I am married with two grown up sons. I moved to Bromley in 1983 after graduating from university. I have worked full-time as a secondary school teacher for the past 34 years until I retired last summer. I taught English and had responsibility for Pastoral Care from Year 7 up to Sixth Form in a variety of schools. My hobbies are watching football and Formula One, I also love travelling and visiting the theatre. I am very much looking forward to my new role as a governor at Leesons.

Type of Appointment: Governor (Co-opted)
Date of Appointment: Sept 2017 - Sept 2021
Attendance Record:  (2018-19) 4 of 4 (2019-20) 3 of 3
Business or Pecuniary Interest: None 
Date Interest Acquired: N/A
Business Interests of close family members: None
Gifts of Hospitality Received: None