Members of the Governing Body
Mrs V. Santer
Chair & Foundation Governor
The early part of my career was spent in education – both in England and in Canada. I then moved into advertising and most recently have worked in the health sector; on change programmes across paediatric services. A varied and interesting career but throughout I have never lost my belief in the vital importance of importance of education, particularly the pastoral care we provide our young people.
I became a Foundation Governor in 2014 and Chair in 2018. It is a privilege to serve our community in this way and I’d like to thank my fellow governors for their unstinting support.
Mr R. Kelly
Vice Chair & Foundation Governor
All three of my children (a daughter and two sons) attended St Mary’s R.C. Primary School, the last of them leaving in September 2014, after many happy years.
I am a practicing Catholic and live in the Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward (where I – some time ago now - was baptised). I am a Minister of the Word and a Catechist for Confirmation, and was very pleased to be asked to join the Governors last year: so it’s a new challenge, but a familiar school, community and Parish.
I work in advertising, and have specific responsibility for global communications strategy.
Fr M. Dunne
I have been Parish Priest of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward’s Church, Chiswick, since September 2016, when I was also appointed to be a Foundation Governor at St Mary’s. Although parish and school are separate legal entities and have their particular responsibilities, nonetheless, it is vital for the flourishing of our living the mystery of the Risen Christ among us (cf Col 1:27), that parish and school, Church and local community, work warmly and constructively together for the common good. As a Governor I have a particular responsibility for RE and Catholic Life. Since April 2020 I have been the Parochial Administrator of St Joseph’s Church, Grove Park, also within the St Mary’s catchment area.
Mrs C. Hayes
After four years as Parent Governor, I have become a Foundation Governor and am looking forward to serving the school for a little longer! My daughters enjoyed a rounded education at St Mary’s and my son, still here, continues to do the same. I think we punch high above our weight already, but there is always room to strive even higher and I am proud to play a small part in setting and achieving that vision.
In my professional life I manage the careers of writers and comedians and I have a theology degree – make of that what you will…!
Mrs M. Mose
I was asked to stand as the Local Authority Governor in late 2017 having recently retired from a career in Banking & Finance. I welcomed the opportunity as my children both benefited and enjoyed their time at St Mary's (although they both left a number of years ago!) and I feel I now have the appropriate amount of free time to give the role. I moved to become a Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese mid 2019.
I attend St Joseph's in Grove Park.
Mr S. Rutter
Local Authority Governor
Ms S. Piert
I’ve lived in the parish of Our Lady of Grace for over 20 years and my three children attended St Mary’s. My youngest left over five years ago and we all have very fond memories of our time at St Mary’s. I have been involved in the parish for many years and was delighted to be asked to become a governor and have been appointed as a foundation governor in 2019. I work as a solicitor and specialise in occupational pensions.
Ms K. Luciani
I was invited to be a foundation governor at St Marys, after retiring from almost 7 years of leading First Holy Communion in my Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, where my family and I attend Sunday Mass. I am very fortunate that my own 3 children benefitted from a wonderful education at St Marys Chiswick and our youngest only left in July 2019. I feel that the love, support and guidance they received in those formative years at St Mary’s has set them up for life!
I am a trained teacher of almost 30 years’ experience and currently teach at The William Hogarth School (9 years) as Leader of Inclusion, co-ordinating support for children with additional needs and English as an additional language. I trained in New Zealand but have mainly taught in London.
Mr M. Hoehenwarter
I have been living in and around Chiswick for the last fifteen years and have been attending mass at Our Lady of Grace and St. Edwards during this time. My son is a happy pupil at St Mary's and I have a young daughter at nursery elsewhere.
Having worked in architecture in Austria, Canada and the UK since 2002, I have been involved in a number of different sectors including residential, education, mixed-use and leisure buildings.
I strongly believe in the lasting value of a great education that inspires and fascinates, creates interest, and helps children love to learn, all whilst encouraging them grow into caring and kind members of the community.
Mr A. Carnaveli
Producer , director and editor of BAFTA award winning documentaries, I turned campaigner in 2018 to transform the school into one of the greenest in London (raising almost £100k in the process). During my work on the project I was privileged enough to have a glimpse “behind the scenes” in St Marys: seeing the care and attention that goes towards raising our children inspired me to join as a governor. Coming from a family with 8 younger siblings and having a child myself in St Mary’s, dealing with children is for me a second nature.
I strongly believe that education and happy children are the number one ingredients for the recipe of a better future.
Mr J. O'Reilly
I have worked at St Mary's Primary School for over 6 years as a class teacher and I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible education so that each individual reaches their true potential. I have worked in a number of year groups in Key Stage 2 and am currently teaching in Year 6.
I am excited about my role as Staff Governor as I feel it will provide me with further opportunities to work alongside staff, families and our community to ensure our pupils receive an enriching and inspiring curriculum.