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Local Governing Committee

St Philip Howard Catholic School is an academy of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust (Bosco CET).
Bosco CET is a multi-academy trust which was established on 1st April 2016. Bosco CET have, through the Scheme of Delegation, established Local Governing Committees for each of the Academies.

Our Local Governing Committee

Chris Kilbane
Chair of Governors
I was appointed a Foundation Governor in March 2019. I am married with three children, the youngest two of whom are current pupils and my eldest having been a pupil. I am a parishioner of St Joseph's in Rustington. Professionally, I work for one of the Big Four accountancy firms specialising in assisting companies and their employees with the UK tax implications of working in or outside the UK. I was taught by Jesuits at Wimbledon College and believe that all children should be given every opportunity whilst at school to achieve their full potential.

Mary Craig
Vice Chair of Governors
I was first appointed as a Parent Governor of SPH in December 2011, when my son started at the school. I became a Foundation Governor in 2012 and, in September 2018, I was appointed as Chair of Governors. I am looking forward to continuing my role within the school and looking forward to being part of its growth as an Academy school. I am a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bognor Regis. I am originally from County Mayo, Ireland.

Albert Alonzo
Foundation Governor
Albert hails from the Philippines and is an active member of the Catholic parish of Petworth & Midhurst. He has worked in the service sector for many years and, more recently, was Governor, then Bursar, at Barrow Hills School, a Catholic prep school in Surrey. Albert is also a Governor at St Catherine's School Bramley, Surrey.

Laura Keeley
Foundation Governor
I've been a governor since July 2021. I am a Mum of twins in Year 7 at SPH and we are parishioners at St Richard Catholic Church at Slindon. I work for the University of Chichester in their Data Protection office. When I was a student I was president of the Catholic Society, providing a supportive Catholic presence to the community of students there, and I feel excited to be able to now offer my skills and experience to the SPH community. In my spare time I love going for walks in the beautiful West Sussex countryside.

Richard Meredith
Foundation Governor
I was appointed a Foundation Governor in April 2021 and look forward to serving the Committee, school and pupils in this capacity. 
I took early retirement in December 2020 following 38 years working in business and finance. I aim to bring the skills I have developed through my working life to my role as a Foundation Governor. 
I am a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bosham in the Parish of St Richard’s, Chichester. I am also Chairman of Trustees for a local cancer charity.

Tatjana Silova
Foundation Governor
I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in April 2021. I am originally from Latvia. I have a son, who will become a pupil of this wonderful school in September 2021.
I have been working with ‘numbers’ for the past ten years and am currently working for a Charity that supports Adults with learning difficulties as a Finance Assistant.
I am proud to be a governor of SPH, and want to help it to continue to be possible that every child who attends is safe, happy, and able to develop their full potential.

Nigel Wilton
Parent Governor
I have been a parent governor since 2017 and have two sons that are both now at SPH. The parent / teacher / child relationship is crucial to steer our children along through these crucial formative years in their lives and I believe the local governing committee at St Phillip Howard helps ensure the success of this, so I was very happy to have been appointed to this position. Professionally I am an IT Manager for a local medical supplies company and enjoy running or mountain biking at the weekend.

Mark Jowett 

Parent Governor 

I wanted to be a Parent Governor so that I can give back to the school who have helped shape my children into the great young people that they are, supporting staff and children to continue doing their best. 

Professionally, I qualified as a social worker in 1998 and have an extensive and wide range of experience in children’s social care and this has included senior management roles at a strategic and operational level. These roles have included head of safeguarding, looked after children & fostering, and lead for safeguarding in education. 

Working within children’s social care has meant that I have always worked with people, and I have learnt the value of being kind and caring, but also clear and direct in my communication so that there is no misunderstanding. More senior roles have often had a focus on ensuring accountability for decision making, and respectfully challenging to ensure that service provision has every child’s wellbeing, safety and aspirations at the forefront. I want to bring these skills and values to the role of parent governor to make a difference for my children and all children in the school, no matter what their background or academic abilities.


Angie Gresty
I have been a Governor at St Philip Howard since June 2014 and currently Chair the ‘Standards’ Committee established to monitor, review and report on the whole curricular experience of students, whilst working closely with Senior Leaders and the Local Governing Committee. My passion is young people and making sure they get the best possible chance at school both educationally and spiritually, ensuring students go out into the world of work with all the essential skills they need to be successful. I have worked in an education setting for the last 22 years and have acquired a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of school life. St Philip Howard is a wonderful school and it is a great honour to be involved in this community and to play a part in its success.

Vicki Edgington
I am really proud to be both a parent at SPH and a member of the Local Governing Committee. I have one child at SPH (currently in year 9 but time flies!) and my elder two children have both recently left. I have always been impressed with the high quality of the education at the school, as well as the school’s ethos, which combines both a caring and compassionate approach with high ambition and opportunities for all the young people. In my working life, I am the HR Director for Chichester College Group, and I am personally interested in all things to do with diversity and engagement. I am a parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows, in Bognor.

Charlotte Joseph
Staff Governor

I started teaching Science at SPH in September 2022, after living and working at a school in London. A few weeks in to working at SPH, I knew that this was a school I wanted to work at for the foreseeable future. When the position of staff governor became available, it was something I wanted to do. I was appointed as a staff governor in February 2022 and I am part of the Standards committee. Being a part of the Local Governing Committee as a member of staff puts me in a great position to create a link between staff and governors, and I am excited to make a positive contribution to the role. I am currently living in Brighton and in my free time, I enjoy playing netball, and sea swimming down on Brighton beach. 

Andrew Clarke

Head of School - Associate Member

Dave Carter
Executive Headteacher - Governor

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