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Governor Information

Andrew Cole

Governor Type: Foundation Governor, Chair of the Governing Body

Term of Office: 19.12.19 - 19.12.23

Committee: CFC, Admissions

Andrew is also Chair of the Governing Body of Saint Richard Reynolds Catholic College. He was the first governor of the College to be appointed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols. He is a former member of Richmond Council Scrutiny Committee and former deputy Chair of the Admissions Forum;  and Trustee of the Sisters of Charity of St Louis.  He has over eighteen years' experience as school governor.  He is a parishioner of St Osmund's, where he is a Master of Ceremonies. Andrew was previously a Governor of St Osmund's for 10 years and Chair of Governors for 9 of those years.

Andrew was made a Knight of the Order of Pope St Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Francis in 2014.

Simon Curran

Governor Type: LA Governor, Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body

Appointed by: Local Authority

Term of Office: 7.9.17-7.9.21

Committee: Resources

Responsible for: Health and Safety/Buildings Maintenance, Performance Management, Staff Wellbeing and CPD, Governor CPD

Simon has lived in and around Barnes for the last 10 years.

He runs a publishing company across several international brands in the B2B space.

Previously Simon worked in finance roles for several film studios-  Paramount Pictures / Dreamworks and Universal Pictures.

Simon enjoys most sports with rugby being at the top of the pile. Played for Barnes RFC for over 12 years from the 1st team all the way to the VETS team.

Kathleen O'Connor

Governor Type:  Foundation Governor, Co Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of Office: 13.10.16 - 12.10.20

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Responsible for: Performance Management including Staff Wellbeing and Continuous Professional Development, SEND, Early Years

Kathleen is a full time mother to three children, one still in primary education, and has been a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Peace since 2004.  Kathleen is a mathematician by education and, prior to giving up work to focus on raising her children, had a 15 year career working for a number of financial institutions based in London and abroad.

Carmel Blackie

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Term of Office: 5.4.18 to 5.4.22

Committee: Children, Families and Community

Responsible for: Safeguarding, Behaviour, Admissions, Inclusion Diversity & Equality

Carmel is an Associate Professor of Primary Health Care at Kingston University and St George's University of London. Both Carmel's children were educated at St Osmund's. With a professional background as a Health Visitor, Carmel brings a wealth of experience of Early Years child development. She has previous experience as a governor at a local Catholic Primary School with responsibility for Admissions and Safeguarding.

Dominic J S Clark

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Diocese of Southwark

Term of Office: 25.11.15 - 24.11.19

Committee: Resources

Responsible for: Health and Safety and Buildings Maintenance,  Performance Management, CPD

An ex-pupil, and now parent of three St Osmund's children since 2008, I have been a Governor since 2011. I have spent much of my life in various locations abroad initially as the child of a BBC foreign correspondent, and later in my career in industry. I have been a house-husband since 2001.

Monsignor Canon James Cronin

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Appointed by: Ex Officio

Term of Office: 06.05.2016 Ex Officio

Committee: Children, Families and Community           

Responsible for: Religious Education, Community and Parish Engagement         

Parish Priest

Margaret Fitzsimons

Governor Type: Foundation Governor

Term of office: 6.7.2019-5.7.2023

Committee: Resources

Margaret has lived in Barnes for many years and her three sons attended St Osmunds school between 2000 and 2014. The school gave the boys a happy and secure start in life and many family friends were made.  Margaret attends St Osmund's Church and regularly gets involved in parish activities.  She is also a lover of sport and enjoys watching rugby and still turns out for Barnes Hockey Club occasionally.

Margaret has a business background having worked all her career in industry (manufacturing and distribution) in UK and Europe. 

Margaret is delighted to join the Governing Body and is looking forward to using her broad management experience to support the school.


Michelle Lunney

Governor Type: Ex officio Acting Head Teacher

Appointed by: Ex officio

Term of Office: Ex officio

Deborah O’Sullivan 

Governor Type: Staff Governor

Term of Office: 23.1.17 - 23.1.21

Committee: Teaching and Learning

Class:  Deborah has worked at St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School since 2015. Previously, she worked at St Paul's Catholic Primary School in Thames Ditton as an Assistant Head. Deborah is EYFS/KS 1 Lead and a Year 2 teacher.

Louise Wilkinson

Governor Type: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Governing Body

Term of Office:  26.1.17 – 26.1.21

Committee: Children, Families and Community

Responsible for: Admissions, School Values and British Values,

Louise Wilkinson has worked in the children’s retail sector for over 16 years. She was Company Director of a successful business until 2016, and her duties included Company Secretary, managing the finances as well as working on the front line. She has two children - her older daughter attended St Osmund's and her younger daughter is in Year 6.

Nowadays Louise splits her time between her daughters and growing her local, upholstery and soft furnishings business.