has been a governor since January 2004 and Chair of Governors since
August 2011. She has been associated with St Columba’s since 1967,
as both her husband and son are former students of the College. Prior
to becoming Chair, she was a Link Governor to the Prep School, Chair
of the Education Strategy and Policy Committee and Child Protection
Governor, as well as serving on the Senior School Parents’
Association, while her son attended the College. She originally
qualified as a PE teacher, but, aged thirty, was appointed Deputy
Head of a Catholic Comprehensive School in Hertfordshire. She
remained in that post for twenty years and has since worked in a
range of roles for Hertfordshire LA and in schools in the county. She
is an active member of St Bartholomew’s Parish in St Albans, where
she has completed two periods as Chair of the Parish Council, in
addition to being a lector, Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan. She
is also a Foundation Governor in a local Catholic primary school,
where she has served for eighteen years. Jackie sits on the
Education, Strategy and Policy Committee.
Edward joined the Board of Governors in 2015. Originally, he qualified as an accountant, but has held a variety of senior executive and board roles in both finance and general management in a range of industries and geographies.
Currently, he is the International Chief Financial Officer of First Data Corporation, with responsibility for Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has previously worked for Unilever, Dun & Bradstreet and Equifax. Edward is married with two boys, one Columban and one Old Columban, and has been a parent at the school since 2005. Edward is also a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
been the Headmaster of St Benedict’s School in Ealing since January
2002. Prior to that, he was the Headmaster of St Anselm’s in
Birkenhead, a Catholic grammar school for boys. He is the Chairman of
the Trustees of his alma mater, St Mary’s College (a Catholic
independent School in Crosby, Liverpool), and is the current Chairman
of the Catholic Independent Schools Conference. He is married to Tina
(herself a Head of a VA Catholic Primary School). They have four
children and three grandchildren. Chris is the Chair of the
Education, Strategy and Policy Committee.
is a Partner and Head of Employment at SA Law, a commercial law firm
based in St Albans and London. Chris became a governor of the College
in September 2011 and, in 2013, was appointed Child Protection
Governor. He specialises in a comprehensive range of employment and
HR matters, both contentious and non-contentious in nature. He
routinely advises a number of education sector clients. Chris also
serves on the Finance and Resources Committee of homelessness
charity, DePaul UK. Chris is a member of the Education, Strategy and
Robert served as the Provincial Superior of the New England Province
of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart until July 2014. During that
time, he also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of St
Columba’s College. He was appointed as a governor in 2014. He is
presently the Director of the House of Retirement of the Brothers of
the Sacred Heart in Pascoag, Rhode Island, USA. His previous service
in education was as Head of School (Principal) for five years at St
Dominic School in Lewiston, Maine, USA, and twenty-four years as Head
(President) of Mount St Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI, USA.
Before his years in educational administration, he served as a
teacher of Science and Religious Education. His volunteer services
include serving as Chair of the New England Council of Major
Superiors of Men and Chair of the United States Religious Brothers
Task Force of CMSM (Council of Major Superiors of Men). Br. Robert is
a member of the Audit Committee.
Robert Duigan has been a member of the Board of Governors since March 2012. He graduated as a teacher from the University of Port Elizabeth and gained his Masters in Educational Leadership through the Australian Catholic University. Robert has been a keen sportsman, an avid reader and a rather average photographer. He appreciates the time that he is able to spend with his wife and two teenage children. Along with sport, they all enjoy the beautiful British countryside and visiting different parts of the country. Robert is currently Headmaster at Crackley Hall in Kenilworth, having been privileged to have been Headmaster at two previous schools in his career. He also considers it an honour to have taught at St Columba's Prep for two years - quite a while ago now. Robert is a reader and Eucharistic Minister at his local church, St Augustine's in Kenilworth. He is a member of the Education, Strategy and Policy Committee and is the Governor for Early Years.
has been a member of the Board of Governors since January 2014. She
read Geography at Leeds University and then joined Yorkshire Bank as
a graduate recruit. She worked her way through management levels in
both branch and head office roles, finishing as a Senior Dealer in
the Bank’s Treasury Department. She has two sons, who both went
through the Senior School and are now at university. After deciding
not to return to a senior banking role, Joanne worked with special
needs children in a local RC primary school. She now does some
voluntary work and deals with the administration for St Albans
Cricket Club. Joanne sits on the Education, Strategy and Policy
Committee. She also acts as a link with the school’s Development
Office and is the Special Educational Needs Link Governor.
Angela has been a member of the Board of Governors since July 2013. She originally read Mathematics at Queen Mary College, University of London, and then went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. She worked in the London Audit Department for a number of years, specialising in Internal Audit and the Education Sector. Angela is married with two sons and has spent sixteen years as a parent at the school and over fourteen years as an active member of both the Prep and Senior School Parents’ Associations. She is also a member of the Parish Finance Committee at St. Bartholomew’s RC Church in St Albans. Angela currently chairs the Finance and General Purposes Committee and sits on both the Education Strategy and Policy Committee and the Audit Committee. She also acts as the Prep Link Governor.
Ivy became a Brother of the Sacred Heart in 1967 and has been a
member of the Board of Governors since 2009. He has a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University, a Master’s
Degree in Educational Administration from Tulane University and a
Master’s Degree in Theology from Loyola University of New Orleans.
After thirty-one years in school ministry as a teacher, assistant
principal, principal and president, he served seven years as
Provincial of the New Orleans Province of the Brothers of the Sacred
Heart. He now serves on the Provincial Council and as Treasurer of
the US Province. He is also the Executive Director of the Brothers of
the Sacred Heart Foundation and directs the Coindre Leadership
Kevin joined the Board of Governors in October 2015. He has been associated with St Columba’s since 2000, as both his sons are former students of the College, spanning a combined eleven-year period. He is currently Chief Executive of Development Managers Ltd (DML), a private limited company, which he founded over ten years ago in May 2005.
Kevin has over thirty years of property development experience. Prior to forming DML, he was Head of the UK Division of Tishman Speyer in London for five years and previously worked for Markborough Properties and Rosehaugh Plc. Kevin has led a number of major Central London projects, including the development of Tower Place, construction of the GLA Building, overall scheme approval for the two million sq. ft. commercial development at More, management of the new wing at the Grade I listed Natural History Museum and redevelopment of the Cafè Royal.
Christian has been a member of the Board of Governors and the Finance and General Purposes Committee since 2009. An Old Columban, he left the school in 1991 to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. Since 1994 he has worked in corporate finance and is currently Managing Director and Co-Head of European Debt Advisory at Rothschild. Christian is also Chairman of Bankside Gallery, the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. He is married with two children.
Daniel is currently serving as Dean of the College and the School
Counsellor. As Dean, he represents the interests of and serves as a
link between St Columba’s College and the Brothers of the Sacred
Heart of the American Province. He works with Senior Management and
the Governing Body to maintain the Ethos and Charism of the Brothers.
His position as the School Counsellor allows him to interact with the
staff, students and parents to help guide the young men in his care
who may need assistance. He was born and raised in New England and
has held positions in several schools and missions of the Brothers of
the Sacred Heart throughout the US, UK
and Eastern and Southern Africa. Br. Dan sits on the Finance and
General Purposes Committee and the Education, Strategy and Policy
Stephen became a member of the Board of Governors in 2012. He chairs the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Education, Strategy and Policy Committee. Stephen is an Economics graduate from the University of Kent and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Following a decade with Price Waterhouse, working in London, Milan and St Albans, he has spent the last twenty years as Finance Director of a number of professional services firms based in the City of London. Stephen is currently Director of Finance at Dentons UKMEA LLP, an international law firm. He is married with two sons, both of whom are Old Columbans, having spent fourteen years at the school.