Trustees of Our of Lady of Grace

Finance Audit and Risk Committee

Re-appointed: April 2023

Mick has been involved in Catholic education for over ten years, through his involvement as a foundation governor and chair at St Joachim’s.  He was one of the first trustees when Our Lady of Grace was formed in 2015.  In addition to his knowledge of school governance Mick has expertise in strategic IT and is committed to supporting Catholic charities.

Link Trustee for St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Re-appointed: September 2022


Keith brings his skills in finance in local and central government along with expertise as the former CEO of a Catholic Charity.  He has a wealth of knowledge regarding the local Newham context and is committed to social justice and Catholic social action through is membership of various boards and committees.

Link Trustee for St Antony’s Catholic Primary School

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Re-appointed: September 2023

Raphaella is a qualified solicitor with experience in international private equity and M&A transactions. She has helped to establish Refugees at Home as a charitable entity and advised on its compliance and constitutional documents. Raphaella is also a trustee of the WONDER Foundation, a women's educational charity. As a Trustee of Our Lady of Grace, Raphaella is able to offer support in drafting policies, charitable compliance matter and she brings a Catholic perspective to equality issues within the Trust.

Link Trustee for St Francis’ Catholic Primary School

Quality of Education Committee

Appointed: September 2019

Evelyn brings her previous experience as foundation governor as St Francis’ to the Trust.  She is currently Editor-in-chief of Rich Woman Africa Magazine, a Broadcast Presenter, an advocate of women’s recognition in society and is passionate about philanthropy.  Evelyn has expertise in HR consultancy that are supportive of the Trust’s aims.


Link Trustee for St Helen’s Catholic Primary School

Quality of Education Committee

Appointed: September 2022

Marc comes from a technology background, having worked in various digital forensics and ediscovery roles over the last 15+ years. He is currently working at PwC where he regularly provides guidance on forensic data capture methodologies to clients and law firms for investigations. He also works in the identification and implementation of technology across several teams within the firm.
PwC regularly runs their social mobility programme which invites students from all over the UK to attend a local PwC office to learn about their work and various pathways into employment. Marc has actively participated in the programme over the last 2 years and has presented to a cohort of students from St. Bonaventure’s (which he previously attended as a student).
Marc has previously held a Parent Governor role at St. Joachim’s, and was the Vice Chair for the Finance & Premises Committee. He attended St. Joachim’s along with his two younger sisters and his daughter currently attends the school. He has previously served as the Chair for the Friends of St Joachim’s Association. He still lives locally and is an active member of the local parish.

Link Trustee for St Edward’s Catholic Primary School

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Appointed: September 2022

During his career in Financial Services at Merrill Lynch and latterly at Charles Stanley where he was Head of Investment Management, Peter’s roles have spanned a number of disciplines, including Finance and Procurement, Risk and Compliance as well as work on Board Governance and Conduct. During a period based in Paris, Peter became a governor of the British Section of the Lycée International in St Germain-en-Laye. Peter attended St Francis Xavier RC primary school and St Mary's RC High school in Hereford. Peter lives in Surbiton in South West London and is a parishioner at  Our Lady Immaculate Church in Surbiton. He is an independent trustee with no previous links to our schools and is also a Director and Trustee at Kingston Grammar School.

Link Trustee for St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School

Quality of Education Committee

Appointed: August 2022

Quality of Education Committee

Appointed: July 2023

Foundation Trustees are appointed by the Diocese of Brentwood.