Meet the Governing Body
|Hugh Reynolds is a chartered accountant and became a governor of GCA in January 2017. He was appointed Chair in July 2019. Hugh lives in Muswell Hill and was previously a governor of one of the local primary schools there. He is married to June and they have a son and a daughter (twins).|
|Helen Drummond is Director of School Engagement at Causeway Education, where she works with state schools to improve progression to university. Formerly a secondary teacher, she lives in the area, has children at a local primary school and has been a governor at the Academy since 2008.|
|Andrea Henry was appointed as a community governor in September 2018. Andrea has lived and worked in north London for over fifteen years, primarily teaching at the Academy since 2004 delivering Social Sciences to GCSE and A level students. Since leaving the Academy, Andrea has been delivering welfare services and in her spare time supports her local parliamentary candidate.|
|Petal Kaddu lives in Tottenham and is a support worker in a private care home. She became a volunteer at the Academy and was then co-opted onto the Student and Community Committee in 2013. In September 2016 she was appointed as a parent governor and, since September 2019, she has been an LDBS appointee. Petal is married to Edirrisa and has a son and two daughters, both of whom have played netball and basketball for the school.|
|Guyanese born Joye Manyan has been a governor for nine years and a Haringey resident for 40 + years. She enjoys serving her diverse community; being a grandparent to former St Mary’s pupils; a successful retired Headteacher; a Highgate court magistrate and a local church warden at Holy Trinity church. Her primary committee role as a governor involves assessing the impact of teaching in our ever-changing world. Her interests include raising money for charities such as Dementia UK and Action for Kids (Haringey).|
Jacqui Miller is a teacher at a primary school in Tottenham and is chair of the Student and Community Committee. Jacqui has degrees in French from Leicester University and Theology from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She is a Church of England priest and is licensed to St Peter's, Eaton Square, close to Victoria Station. Her husband, Luke, is the Archdeacon of London. They have three sons. The youngest is a naval officer, the middle one is a priest, working in a parish in west London and the eldest works in recruitment in the City.
|Jasmyn Ross is an elected parent governor. Jasmyn lives in the borough and has two children at the school. She has a strong interest in supporting the welfare of children and young people and is keen to contribute to the well-being of GCA's students in any way she can.|
|Oliver Scoullar-Greig became a governor of GCA in February 2017. Oliver practises as a barrister and has a keen interest in education, having lectured at a number of international universities and been involved with a number of educational committees. The Governing Body is of particular interest to Oliver as he is the great grandson of David Greig, after whom the Academy is named.|
Paul Sutton has been the Academy's Principal since 2004. Before joining GCA, Paul was Headteacher at Broomfield School in Enfield.
|Paul Vincent came to London from the north of England during 1978 to work in the City after studying to be an accountant. Since 1980 Paul has worked in the insurance/reinsurance markets including Lloyds of London. He became a governor at the Academy in September 2012 and is an active member of St James’s church in Muswell Hill. He is married to Alison and they have two sons.|
As well as participating in the Academy’s Governing Body meetings, Mark Boult chairs the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee and also chairs the STEM Working Party of senior managers and governors. Mark is a member of the Tallow Chandlers’ Company, which sponsors a range of STEM activities at the school. Mark is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chemical Engineering and of the Institute of Risk Management. He is the Chair of Grovewell Garden Centres Limited Board and Chair of the Det Norske Veritas UK Pension Plan Board of Trustees. He sits on the UK committee for Risk Management and Governance Standards. He has worked in the risk management field in a number of different countries around the world and is currently the Director of Boult Consulting Limited. Mark lives in Surrey and has two daughters.
|David Sewell became an associate member in September 2020 when he took over responsibility for chairing the Audit Committee. He is a freeman of the Tallow Chandlers’ Company, which sponsors STEM activities at the school. David is a chartered accountant providing audit and advisory services to schools and other charities. He is married to Netie and has one daughter.|
|Cllr Adam Jogee joined the governing body in 2017 as an Honorary Governor. He was elected to represent Hornsey, aged 22, in May 2014 and has served two terms as Mayor of Haringey. Educated at Weston Park Primary and Highgate Wood Secondary School, Adam has lived in Hornsey his whole life.|
Kate Thomas joined the GCA Governing Board in May 2023 as an elected parent governor. Her daughter attends the school and is currently in Year 8. Kate has had 7 years experience as a school governor in Haringey. Kate works for the Ministry of Justice as a civil servant and her work focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders and the protection of the public where offenders are serving community sentences.
|Juan Rinaldi has recently been elected parent governor. He has lived in Harringay since 2010 and is a photographer by trade. Juan is married to Britta with whom he has two children, the oldest currently attending GCA.|
|Kadeisha Antoine is an associate member, whose daughter is in Year 8. They are Enfield residents. Kadeisha is a Natural Beauty Entrepreneur with a keen interest in health and medicine. She is enthusiastic about young students' health and wellbeing and the overall welfare of the community.|