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Who are the Governors?

Mark Patterson - Chair

Mark is currently Vice President at DHL. With over 23 years’ experience in Supply Chain, procurement, project management and business development, he currently has global responsibility for all packaging solutions. Mark sits on the global DHL Development board and has led the development of many public and private contract negotiations across different sectors. Mark is married with 2 boys and lives in Penn.

Suzanne Doria - SEND Governor, Pupil Premium and Sport Premium Governor

Suzanne joined the Governing Body earlier this year. Suzanne has a background in Operations Management and is now a business lecturer at Bucks New University in High Wycombe. Originally from Northern Ireland, she lives in Tylers Green with husband and two kids. One of which has just started Tylers Green First School. As a governor, she would like to use her educational background to support and progress the school.

Kate Hazledine - Numeracy Governor

Kate Hazeldine has been working in education for more than 20 years.  She has worked in many schools in and around London but is currently working part time in a local school. 

She comes from High Wycombe and lives locally with her husband and two children.  She has a daughter in year 4 at TGMS and a son in reception at TGFS.

Kathryn Beevers - Safeguarding Governor

Kathryn has worked in research and development for nearly 20 years, both in academia and industry.  She currently works for the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline within respiratory medical affairs, where she is responsible for providing medical education to healthcare professionals and reviewing scientific and marketing materials.   She lives in Tylers Green with her husband and three children; two sons who attend TGFS and a daughter who has recently started at Little Oaks @ Parish Rooms.

Esther Pilgerstorfer - Development Governor

Esther has worked within the television industry for over 20 years as Head of Production and Operations for Channel 4 and the BBC. She has previously worked for Disney, MTV and BBC Worldwide whilst living in Singapore.  Esther grew up in the village and attended both the First School and the Middle School. Esther has a daughter in Year 1 and a four year old son.

Laura Gregory - Equalities Governor

Laura is the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO at Tylers Green First School and joined the school in 2019.  She has taught for over 20 years, mostly in Buckinghamshire, in both mainstream and specialist primary schools. 

Catherine Drummond - Co-opted Governor

Cat Drummond is a qualified actuary and Partner at LCP LLP. She lives on Hammersley Lane and is passionate about supporting the local community and ensuring all children have access to high quality and inclusive education. She plans to use the skills and experience from her professional background to enhance TGFS’s governance and risk management, as well as helping to ensure all pupils, regardless of their background or needs, have the best opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

Amy Cunningham - Co-opted Governor

Amy moved to Tylers Green in 2017 with her husband, Sam. They have two children; a son who attends TGFS and a younger daughter.

Amy is originally from Somerset but has spent her adult life moving around the country for her job. She has been a television reporter for more than 20 years and is currently a News Reporter for ITV national news. Previously she has worked for Sky and the BBC and has interviewed everyone from Prime Minsters, to Olympians and Oscar winners. She works under her maiden name, Amy Lewis.

Laura Yeo - Co-opted Governor

Laura is head of Business Development and an Executive Producer for Axis Animation, who specialise in CG trailers and Cinematic content for the Games industry.

Laura is originally from Glasgow but has been living in Buckinghamshire for 5 years, and moved to Penn in 2022. 

Laura lives with her husband, one year old daughter and her little dog, Pom Pom.

Saj Khan - Local Authority Governor

Saj Khan is a mum of two and her eldest child joined Tyler’s Green First School in September 2023. Saj is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in Children’s Services for 13 years, with a wealth of experience in Child Protection. She is currently employed as a Child Protection Advisor at Buckinghamshire Council, whilst also sitting as a Non-Independent Member of the Buckinghamshire Fostering Panel and working as a Practice Educator for Social Work students. Saj is excited to join the Governing Body and to support the school community to achieve its goals for the school’s pupils.

Chennel Robertson - Staff Governor

I am a teaching assistant at Tylers Green First School. I started as a parent volunteer, and in 2019 became part of the staff team. Both of my children have been pupils at the school, my son is now at the middle school and my daughter is at secondary school.