Our Governing Team will found and set up the school, and serve on the board of governors. The Governing Team is composed of educationalists with years of experience, private sector professionals, civil servants and local parents. They have a record of excellence and of dedication to the service of our community.
The team is led by Matteo Rossetti, Head of Prep at the Harrodian School, a popular independent school in Barnes. After studying in Italy and at Balliol College, Oxford, Matteo worked in business before becoming a Classics teacher. He has been a Senior Manager for eight years and is studying for an MA at the Institute of Education.
Smita Choraria, is Head of Policy and Strategic Programmes at the Arab Partnership Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. After graduating from Merton College, Oxford, and gaining an MA at the London School of Economics, Smita worked in the city for a strategy consultancy, before moving into public service.
Tanya Moran is Deputy Head of Seniors at the Harrodian. Trained in Canada, she taught and held management positions in New Zealand before joining the Harrodian eight years ago. As a Mathematics and Science teacher, as well as a leader in pastoral care, she brings a passion and knowledge of successful teaching and learning to the team.
David Oliver is a local parent and Corporate Affairs Director for Kraft UK&I, having previously worked as the External Affairs Director for Kraft Foods in Brussels and Zurich, and Cadbury plc. Through community volunteering, he has been a guest teacher in Haggerston School in Hackney and a primary school in Uxbridge.
Nicolas has had a 20 year long career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs where his last position was as Managing Director. He recently worked as advisor to the Chief Executive of Save the Children for their Child Survival Campaign and serves as a Local Authority Governor for a primary school in Brentford. He is a parent of four children.
Head of Cameron House School in Chelsea, Lucie has recently joined the Governing Team. Lucie is a dynamic educator with over 20 years' experience of teaching in the UK, Europe and Asia in co-educational maintained and independent schools within the 3 to 13 age range. She also sits on the Committee of IAPs and is an ISI Inspector.
Peter King has lived in the Borough of Richmond throughout his life, and spent his teaching career at St Paul’s School. A Cambridge Classics graduate, he has taught Latin and Greek at all levels, as well as being a qualified coach and official in cricket and rugby; he has also run fives and is a member of the Rugby Fives Association Board. He is currently Undermaster (= Head of Year ) responsible for induction of Year 9 pupils at St Paul’s. He is a deputy churchwarden at St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake.
Matthew Paul is Head of School Place Commissioning for Achieving for Children, which provides education and children’s services for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. He has worked in local government since 1992 and is the Local Authority representative on the team.
Will Scrimshaw is a local resident and a lawyer who currently works for Skype, now part of Microsoft Corporation. Prior to this he worked for BT, also as an in-house lawyer, as well as in private legal practice in London. Will is a parent of two children.
Antonia Klein is a Parent Governor, and sits on the Education and Fundraising Committees and has welcomed the chance to help shape the future of Thomson House from it's first year. Antonia graduated from Sheffield, and then Cambridge University, before beginning a career in legal recruitment where she now runs her own business.
Steven Bastian - Parent Governor
Steven Bastian is a Parent Governor whose son was in the first enrolment at Thomson House. Originally from Australia, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant who currently works in the finance department of a large multi-national company. He is a parent of two children.
Charis is currently a Facilities Management and Building Services Development Manager for Cofely GDF Suez, having previously worked for Carillion Plc and Balfour Beatty Plc. Charis has over 12 years experience in the building and facilities services sector and brings a wealth of experience to the school in terms of its estates strategy and health & safety systems. Charis is a parent of 2 girls.