Local Governing Body


Retired in 2015 after 37 Years with Ford Motor Company and Visteon holding various jobs in procurement and logistics within both companies. Paul was promoted to buyer and then Purchasing Manager, responsible for Facilities Management across 15 European sites with a $2bn budget. Paul was elected as a Parent Governor of Frances Bardsley School for Girls in 2004 and was co-opted as a Governor in 2008.  Paul served on the Finance and Facilities, Curriculum Welfare and Pay and Personnel committees and was elected chair of Curriculum and Welfare committee in 2010 and have served continuously since.  Paul has participated in several project committees during the period for building projects such as the sixth form centre and the new Library and has participated and chaired additional committees for staff disciplinary appeals as required.  Paul is the Secretary of the Romford Youth tenpin bowling club based at City Limits and he is a qualified tenpin bowling coach participating in national and county events annually.



Paul was initially elected as a Parent Governor in 2006 and continued in this role when he was co-opted onto the Governing Body once his daughter had left the sixth form.   Paul has worked in the public sector for the past 23 years.  



Anna qualified as a general nurse in 1995 and gained a BA (Hons) in 1998. Anna has worked at King George Hospital since 1997 and as a clinical nurse specialist in endocrinology for over 15 years.  Anna also works as a part time practice manager for a medical clinic.

Anna has served 4 years as a Parent Governor for Southwood Primary in Dagenham until 2012 when in 2014 she became a Parent Governor at Frances Bardsley Academy.



Denise has been a parent governor of FBA since November 2013 and was a parent governor for Wykeham Primary School prior to this.  Denise has spent approximately 30 years working in Financial Services Regulation mainly as a front line supervisor of authorised firms.  She commenced her career at the London Stock Exchange in the Surveillance Department regulating Stockbrokers.  Following the introduction by Parliament of the Financial Services Act in 1987 her role was moved to The Securities Association that later merged with the Association of Futures Brokers and Dealers (becoming the Securities and Futures Authority).  As a result of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Denise moved across to The Financial Services Authority and following the Financial Services Act 2012 which created a new regulatory framework split between the Bank of England’s prudential arm – the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority Denise moved over to the FCA.  Denise currently manages a team within the Investment Management Department of the Financial Conduct Authority regulating Custodian Banks, Asset Managers and Private Wealth companies and is based in Canary Wharf, London. 



Father Hingley has been a priest in The Church of England for 40 years.  A graduate of St Chad’s College in the University of Durham he completed this Theological Training at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. Having moved around the country experiencing industrial, rural and urban ministry, Father Hingley has been the vicar of St Alban, Protomartyr, Romford for 25 years. 

Father Hingley has been a Governor at Frances Bardsley since 1996 and Chairman of Governors from 2008.  In 2013 the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls joined The Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education Affiliated Schools Scheme.  He has been a Governor of Squirrels Heath Junior School since 2004.  Until its closure in 2009 Father Hingley as a Governor of The Manor Primary School for 13 years, 10 of which he was Chairman of Governors.

Engaged in the life of the local community and beyond, Father Hingley has been Chaplain to and an Executive Committee member of The Havering Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1996.  He has served as Chaplin to The Mayor of Havering 2012-13.

St Alban’s Romford is a leading major Commissioner of Outstanding Contemporary Ecclesiastical Art holding twenty-three Design Awards. 



Michael holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from London Guildhall University and Practitioner accreditation in Managing Successful Programmes.  Michael was a manager in the Met Police for 31 years until retirement in 2011.  The post included managing teams in specialist areas such as analysing accident claims and injury liabilities to assess accuracy of data on criminal records and arrest and conviction reports.  Michael was a Business Manager for the police in the Borough of Tower Hamlets involving, among other things, budget control, recruitment, promotion, discipline and oversight of the local estate and Michael has experience of chairing various HR related boards.

At a more senior level, he was a Programme Manager on corporate change programmes such as Met Police Modernisation, balancing the demands of local community expectations for safer neighbourhood teams against the more specialist requirements such as anti-terrorism, sexual offences and fraud.  Michael became Director of Business Strategy setting out annual and longer term strategic business plans in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team at the Met, the Metropolitan Police Authority and latterly the Mayor's Office.

Since he retired from the Met in 2011, Michael has joined the Parent Staff Association at Frances Bardsley and chaired this group until he became a Parent Governor in 2014.  As a Governor he has recently been elected Chair of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee and is also the link Governor for attendance.



Tony worked for a major UK clearing bank for 31 years where he gained his ACIB banking Diploma and rose to the position of Senior Business Manager. Tony has experience in analysing business plans and lending propositions and arranging finance for the Bank's business customers. Tony spent 2 years working in the Bank's Major Corporates Team where he was involved in putting in place multi million pound financial packages for major international corporates. During this time Tony also enjoyed a 3 year secondment to the Inter Bank Research Organisation which was a consulting "think tank" funded by all of the UK clearing banks and worked on major projects of interest to the financial industry as a whole covering such areas as the setting up of a debit card payment system and cash availability systems in the UK.

Tony is currently a manager of the Witness Service at Romford Magistrates' Court where he leads a team responsible for supporting witnesses through the Criminal Justice System with particular emphasis on the process of giving evidence at a criminal trial

Tony joined the Governing Body of FBA 20 years ago, initially as a parent governor and then a community governor and subsequently a partnership governor. He has been a member of several working parties including a small group tasked with looking at a PFI project to merge the 2 previous school sites onto the one site that the Academy currently occupies.

Tony currently sits on a number of the Academy's sub-committees including Finance and Facilities which he chaired for a number of years before taking on the role of chair of the Pay & Personnel Committee  



Katherine studied Art and Design at Kingston University and has a Degree in Illustration and Design. She then worked in the magazine industry for 10 years as an Art Editor. After volunteering in a primary school as an Art specialist, she trained at Middlesex University and obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Art and Design.

Katherine taught for 12 years as an Art Teacher and in that time became involved in running environmental projects and charity work. In 2001 Katherine went to Ecuador and stayed in the rainforest on a foundation reserve to study plants and how the indigenous people live. After this experience she decided to study plants with the Society of Botanical Art and obtained a Diploma in Botanical studies. This qualification gave her the opportunity to work on commissions for Epping Forest and stage her first solo show. Katherine has exhibited her work in Westminster Central Hall with the Society of Botanical Artists and also teaches watercolours at Redbridge Institute of Adult Education.

Katherine is currently working at Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, where she enjoys working on special projects and developing her Charity work. She is currently preparing for her second solo show in Loughton in 2017. 


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