Governors

Ms Cindy Baker (Co-opted): Chair of Governors
Term of Office: from 29/06/20 to 28/06/24

My son, who had been at Special Needs schools for most of his academic life, became a student at WMSF in 2016. It was a tough decision to send him to a mainstream school, but not only was the SEN department’s reputation impressive, their engagement with us prior to registering was so positive and reassuring, we felt they could meet his needs. Consequently, I decided to join the board as a parent governor, and I became a Link Governor for the SEN cohort.  Also, with over 30 years working in capital markets, I am experienced in data analysis, so I became a member of the Finance Committee as well. I lived in Japan for over a decade at the start of my career so understanding cultural differences and taking the time to actively listen are skills that have helped me in my role as governor. I became a co-opted governor in 2020 and was appointed to Chair of Governors in 2021. To further my skillset, I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Executive Coaching.

Mr Guy Vincent (Co-opted): Vice Chair
Term of Office: from 03/05/2017 to 02/05/21.

I am a retired solicitor, spending my career in the City working in the field of corporate law and being involved in law firm management for 15 years. I have sat on various boards over the years, corporate, educational and charitable. As a councillor for the Fulham Reach ward I was very happy to take up the opportunity to join the board of William Morris.

Ms Fatima Al-Ajami (Co-opted)
Term of Office: from 09/10/19 to 08/10/23

I am a co-opted governor at William Morris, providing support to the CSC and H&S and Safeguarding committees. I work at an asset management company as a Risk and Internal Audit Manager. I obtained my B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) graduating with honours and obtained a Master’s degree in Politics at the University of London. As the first member of my family to go to university, I am a strong advocate of social mobility and believe that small enhancements in how students are supported can make a difference in a young person’s ability to thrive and succeed. I enjoy travelling and view exploring new cultures as the best way to learn and broaden ones’ horizons.

Mr Jean-Michel Boehm (Co-opted)
Term of Office: from 27/06/19 to 26/06/23

Ms Miranda Blum (Co-opted)
Term of Office: from 27/06/19 to 26/06/23

Ms Joanna Buckenham (Co-opted)
Term of Office: from 27/06/19 to 26/06/23

After graduating from Cambridge University, I worked in the Corporate Finance department of investment bank Morgan Stanley in both the London and Sydney offices. I then went on to run a firm of Lloyd’s international insurance and reinsurance brokers.  I have held various charitable positions which include Chair of the London branch of the Samaritans, as well as helping promote the role of senior executive women in the city. I enjoy watching and playing sport. Now only working in a non-executive and consulting capacity I have always felt that giving young people the best possible life chances is critical and this is one of my key reasons for becoming a governor at WMSF.

Ms Claire Elias (Co-opted)
Term of Office: 05/10/20 to 04/10/24

I have been a Governor at WMSF since December 2016.  I am a qualified Science and SEN teacher with over 35 years of experience in education, and have welcomed the opportunity to support WMSF’s core belief that learning empowers young people.
Although I primarily taught in secondary schools,  I have also worked for a variety of other educational organisations: botanic gardens, horticultural colleges, field studies centres, and museums.
I have three grown up daughters and have lived with my family in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for over 20 years. I enjoy spending time outdoors, walking, gardening, and swimming.

Ms Fay Llewellyn (Staff Governor)
Term of Office: from 12/10/18 to 11/10/22.

I have lived in West London for all of my life and have worked at William Morris since 2005. In 2017, I studied for a PGCE and now combine my SEND Administrator role with my role as an English teacher. I love William Morris’ ability to empower our student body, my own son attended and I can honestly say that attending William Morris changed his life.
I have served under four different principals, with different leadership teams. From day one I was determined to make the governing body more accessible to staff. Over the years, I have developed good working relationships with the other members of the governing body and believe that during my terms of office I have made a valuable contribution.
Prior to joining the Governing body, I volunteered in the local community and was the Chair of the Ravenscourt Park Safer Neighbour Committee for three years; holding the police and local councillors to account. I am currently in the process of writing my first novel.

Mr Vic Daniels (Local Authority Nominated Governor)
Term of Office: from 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2024

Ms Claire Gordon (Co-opted)
Term of Office: from 01/10/18 to 30/09/22

Ms Sandra Mullings (Parent Governor)
Term of Office: from 18/01/19 to 17/01/23.

Ms Saleema Roze (Associate Governor)
Term of Office: from 05/07/2021 to 04/07/2025

Ms Mary Berrisford (Principal)
Term of Office: from 10/08/2020 – ongoing