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Read more about our Governors

John Willis – Chair of Governors


As Chair of Governors, John Willis is a Trustee of I CAN.  John is also the Chair of Governors at St. John’s School (Leatherhead) and the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee of the Chartered College of Teaching. John’s career experience has included a range of roles in investment management and banking.


Annabel Bates 


Annabel is a Parent Governor. She has two children who have benefited from a Meath education so she has a good understanding of the school and all that it offers.  Currently a full time mum, she used to work as a Corporate Fundraiser in the voluntary sector.


Gareth Banner


Gareth completed a 30-year career in the Army in 2012 retiring in the rank of Colonel, after which he worked as a civilian with Surrey Police before setting up a career coaching business. He is currently the Governor Lead for safeguarding. Gareth is married to Melanie, a teacher at Meath School and has two children. He is a keen musician and artist and a qualified EUFA football coach.  Prior to becoming a governor he volunteered at Meath School over several years, helping with music, football and art.


Michele Weaver


Michele has worked in education for 20 years. She is Confederation Manager of the local schools confederation, through which she has worked with staff at mainstream schools and at Meath on local initiatives to share professional practice and expertise, and to offer Meath pupils opportunities to participate in local arts, music, and pupil voice events. She has 8 years’ of experience as a governor, including 7 years as an ‘Additional Skills Governor’ trained by the local authority to help schools amalgamate or recover from challenging circumstances following inspection.


Jade Tsamplakos 


Jade is a Parent Governor.  She has three children, one of which is currently thriving at Meath.  Jade has seen first hand how important it has been for her child to attend Meath.  Currently a full time mum, Jade has a background in Marketing, Advertising and PR.


Judy Humphris


Judy is a long-time employee of Proctor and Gamble in healthcare and enjoys balancing a full-time global career with family life in Surrey with her three children. She brings an impartial and alternative perspective to the governing board at Meath, as well as an understanding of the challenges and needs of the pupils informed by her mother-in-law, who worked as a speech and language therapist at a local special school.


Caroline Slade


Caroline is the Finance Governor, she is a Business Manager with Barclays Bank based locally to the school in Woking, she has been within the role since 2012,  Caroline is now in her 20th year working for Barclays where she has undertaken various roles. Caroline has 2 children in mainstream secondary school.


Will Nash


As a Chartered Surveyor, Will spent over 20 years with a property consultancy advising schools and charities on a wide range of strategic property related matters. He also has extensive understanding of the complexities of working with historic buildigings. Now Director of Estates at St John's School Leatherhead Will is responsible for both strategic development of the estate as well as its day to day challenges.