Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors

Lin Hutchinson

Lin is a Foundation Governor and very involved in the life of St Peter’s Church.  She has lived in Southborough with her husband for forty-three years and is passionate about the community here.  She has worked in the NHS, the Ministry of Defence and taught locally.  She enjoys gardening, music, reading and spending time with her five grandchildren.

Katie Bain

Katie lives in Tunbridge Wells and is a deputy principal of a local special school. She has a particular interest in SEND, in particular students' social, emotional and mental health needs. She has a son in key-stage one and a younger daughter in pre-school.

Nick Cornell

Nick is vicar of Christ Church, Southborough as well as a parent of a son at the school and another son at secondary school. Before ordination, he trained as a Chartered Tax Advisor Nick has prior experience as governor of three church primary schools as well as time as a part-time university chaplain. In his spare time, he likes music, gadgets and learning languages.

Jason Reeves

Sue Shrubb

Sue was born and raised in Southborough. Having worked in pharmacy at the local hospital for 40 years she took early retirement and now works as parish administrator at Christ Church where she is also an active member, including children's work and singing & playing guitar in the music group.


Gino Bollato-Velda

Gino is a parent governor. After 20 years in London, he moved with his family to Tunbridge Wells and loves the sense of community. Gino is married and has two children, one of which is at Southborough  school. He is a coach is at his sons rugby club.

Helen Burns

Helen is a Foundation Governor and active member of Christ Church who has lived in Southborough for the last 12 years. She has 2 children at the school and is an experienced teacher of English working in a local secondary school. She is passionate about education and enabling students of all abilities to succeed in what they desire to do aiming to foster a life long love of learning. Outside of work Helen enjoys reading, walking and being a parent!

Kate Murphy

Kate has over 20 years marketing experience mainly in publishing and training organisations and professional bodies. She recently took a career break to return to university and study for a Masters in Charity Marketing and Fundraising. She now works on a voluntary basis for a number of local charities. Kate lives in Tunbridge Wells with her husband, and has one daughter who attends the school.

Nicholas Fryer

Nick joined the Governing Body in 2016. He is married and has a son and a daughter at Southborough School. Nick is a Chartered Accountant and works in insurance in the City. He enjoys running and does not enjoy supporting West Ham United.

Emma Savage

Emma Bootle

Joy Goodchild

Kay Dooley