Holy Trinity CofE Primary School

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Meet the Governors

Shipra Gupta

Chair of Governors

I am a Parent Governor, elected in Dec 2020, when I started on the Children, Families and Community Committee and then moving on to the Business Committee.

Holy Trinity has been an integral part of our lives through my two children, the older having gone on to secondary education in 2021 and the younger in KS2 at the School.

I am delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of our School and our children, and to create a vibrant community surrounding us, where every child, together with their families, feels belonged, loved and supported.

On the professional front, I have worked in several business functions across Financial Services, Management Consulting, Healthcare and also a Social Enterprise. Over the last 9 years, my focus has been increasingly on integrating sustainability (environmental, social and governance) factors in business-as-usual, and also developing new propositions in this space. My current role is in Responsible Investment for one of UK’s largest pension funds. Additionally, I have sat on Boards of non-profit organizations, and volunteer in the local community, as and when I can.

Lilla Lovrencsics

Vice Chair of Governors / Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee

I have been a Parent Governor since September 2021 and I am the chair of the Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee.

Having both my children attending the school, Holy Trinity and the local community have been part of our everyday life for the last few years.

My professional background is in finance and accounting. My day job is helping corporates manage their treasury and commodity related risks. I am also passionate about caring for people and I manage the learning and development of my team, support my colleagues as a career coach and actively work on improving diversity and inclusion at my workplace.

Using my experience I am keen to support the school to provide a caring and stimulating environment for the children.

Gemma Anderson

Chair of Standards, Teaching and Learning Committee (Maternity Leave)

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Holy Trinity Church in Autumn 2020. Also, I sit on the Standards, Teaching & Learning committee.

I am a teacher in a local school and I hope to bring my experience within the education sector to use as a governor. I am passionate about pupil progress and ensuring outstanding outcomes for all.

I have lived in the area for several years and am looking forward to contributing to the Holy Trinity community and supporting the work of the school

Sue Smith

Chair of Business Committee, Health & Safety Governor

First and foremost I’m a parent of a child attending the school so I have a vested interest in the key priorities, management, and governance of the school. I am an active member of the Holy Trinity community and hope to extend my contributions specifically to Holy Trinity Primary School. Since 2018 I have volunteered as Clerk to the Business Committee, and subsequently extended as Clerk to the STL and CFC Committees at Holy Trinity, prior to becoming a Governor in 2021.

Professionally, I work as a commercial manager, and therefore have excellent numerical, analytical, and problem solving skills, coupled with effective decision making and negotiation skills.

Clare Judd

Chair of Children, Families and Community Committee

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by Holy Trinity church in October 2020. I am the chair of the CFC Committee.

I work as a local GP and also teach at St George’s University Medical School where I completed a PGCE in higher education healthcare. I believe children thrive in a healthy and happy environment and I hope that I can support the school in my role as governor. I have a particular interest in sport and well-being.

Claire Sunderland-Hay

Chair of Admissions and Pay Committees

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Southwark. As part of my Governor role I chair the Pay Committee and Admissions Committees.

In my professional life, I work for one of one of the worlds largest financial technology firms where I am Head of Corporate Risk. In previous roles, I have had extensive experience with strategy and leadership as well as the foundation and creation of new areas, business management, planning and projects. I qualified as a chartered accountant in corporate finance after studying Maths at university, and I am passionate about encouraging enjoyment in STEM education for all.

Sarah Williams

Chair of Faith Team

I currently have two children at the school, with another now at secondary school. We have belonged to the Holy Trinity community since 2014.

At school I organise a regular international and newcomers coffee morning and also lead the parent prayer group as Chair of the Faith Team. Outside of school I volunteer at a local foodbank and at my church's community centre, offering support and encouragement to those who need it. We are active members of a church in Putney where I help lead the children’s work each month.

I am passionate about making our community a more inclusive place by bringing people together and helping individuals and families’ wellbeing. Our school is a hub for the local community and I am passionate about making each individual who attends feel like they belong and are valued as part of that community.

Camilla Wheeler-Bennett

Safeguarding Lead

I was appointed Local Authority Governor in September 2020 and I sit on the Standards, Teaching & Learning committee. I recently moved into the area and had heard of the fantastic reputation Holy Trinity has. I am honoured to be a part of the governing body and I will strive to help shape Holy Trinity’s future vision.

By day I am a prep school teacher based in Westminster and have taught all subjects, including SEN and learning development. By night, I am a mum of two boys. I am passionate about our children’s future, beginning with their education and I truly believe in the saying, “school is the best time of your life”. I hope to do everything I can to support Holy Trinity in providing a safe, nurturing environment for all pupils to enjoy and achieve.

Debra Francis

SEN Governor

I am a grandparent of a child in the school and member of the Christ church family.

I am excited be involved in the development and progression of an already achieving church school.
I have experience of committees, community groups and associations throughout my career in early year’s education and developmental community work.

At present I am work within foster care, specialising in the holistic care of 0-18 year olds.
I am passionate about supporting young people to flourish and nurturing individual talents. As a governor I can offer enthusiasm, ideas and forward thinking.

I wish to contribute in any way I can and to take pride in all that we can achieve together.

Lee Howes

Governor and Treasurer

I am a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Southwark in September 2018.
In my role with the Governing Board I am a member of the Business Committee and also undertake Treasury responsibilities, whilst my professional background is in HR and facilities alongside property investment and portfolio management.

I have been involved with Holy Trinity since 2012, initially through my children's attendance. My interest in working with the Governing Body remains driven by the opportunity to support the School in providing an inclusive, nurturing learning environment where both staff and children feel motivated and individually valued.

Rev Mark Eminson


I am delighted to be an ex-officio governor by virtue of my role as the Team Rector of Merton Priory Team Ministry, based mostly at Holy Trinity Church. I am also a governor at The Priory and I enjoy visiting both schools on a regular basis to lead assemblies.

Schools are places of learning and yet so much more; in different ways, akin to a family or a church, fundamental building blocks of a happy, just and holy society, such as our commitments to care for the creation and to work for racial justice.

Delene Edwards


I am a foundation governor appointed by Holy Trinity Church. I am a champion of children and I believe that school life / experiences have a significant influence on the lives and futures of our children, especially in their formative years. My belief is that every child needs and deserves an environment that offers safety, nurturing, acceptance, kindness and patience. They need a place where they can be seen and heard.

My background has been in business, specifically, media and training, my passion though, is helping others through personal development training and coaching, and so it is my hope that I will be able to deliver a meaningful and supportive contribution to our school and its communities in some way, shape or form.

Izzy Rickards

Headteacher and Governor

Headteacher and Governor

Camille Smythe

Staff Governor

Reception Teacher, Phonics Lead and Staff Governor

Kirsty Warwick

Associate Governor

Previous Chair of Governors at Holy Trinity.

I have been actively involved in HOTS, our Friends/PTA, since my eldest joined in reception 2011. Professionally, I’ve worked in PR, marketing and communications for over twenty years in the charity sector for Macmillan, CLIC Sargent, Carers UK, RNID (now Action on Hearing Loss), and the NHS. I’m also a former trustee of Friends of South Park Gardens, leading on their communications. I’m passionate about engaging children, parents, staff, governors and the local community, and also volunteer when and where I can.