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Our Governors

  • Jacqui Waby – Chair of Governors -­ Co-­opted Governor

    Jacqui has been a Governor at Statham Community Primary School since March 2011 and has held the position of Chair since January 2015.  Jacqui is a senior project manager for the engineering consultancy Jacobs, having previously spent 15 years working in the events industry in London, Liverpool and Manchester.  She has lived in Lymm since 2009 and her interests including horse-riding, skiing, photography and travel. Jacqui has also served as a governor at a secondary school in Warrington. 

  • Karina Middlehurst – Vice-Chair of Governors – Co-opted Governor

    Karina Middlehurst has been a Governor since 2011, initially joining as a co-ordinating representative between school and Statham Little Foxes having been the Treasurer at SLF for the previous two years.  Karina is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant and works for an international IT company.  When she has finished running around after the kids, Karina enjoys sewing, crochet, Morris Dancing and music.


  • Alison Hawley - Co-opted Governor

    Alison has been a governor at Statham School for 18 years.  Alison has lived in Lymm for 47 years and her children and grandchildren have been educated at schools in Lymm. She is a retired radiographer, having worked for the NHS for 30 years and does community work with the local Cancer Research committee and with the Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club of Lymm. 

  • Eve Collen - Co-opted Governor

    Eve has been a Governor at Statham for 24 years and was Chair of Governors for five years. Her three children attended schools in Lymm and several of her six grandchildren were pupils at Statham. Eve is a retired English teacher and secondary school Head of Sixth Form.  She is a member of Lymm Methodist Church and Lymm Jubilee Women’s Institute.  Her interests are reading and sailing. 

  • Ian Marks - Local Authority Governor

    Ian has been a Governor at Statham for many years. He is Link Governor for Special Educational Needs. Ian has represented Statham Ward on Lymm Parish Council for many years and has also represented Lymm on Warrington Borough Council.  He takes an active part in the community and is a member of several local organisations, including being Chairman of the Lymm Festival Committee.  Before his retirement, he worked as a senior manager for a leading glass company.  He is married to Pam who is also a parish councillor and prior to retirement worked as a primary school special needs teacher in inner city Manchester. 

  • Julian Viggars - Parent Governor

    Julian is Chief Investment Officer for Mercia Group

  • Giles Lewis - Co-opted Governor

    Giles started as a Governor at the School in July 2017 and this is his first time in such a position.  Giles is a Purchasing Manager for Bilfinger Industrial Services in Runcorn, having previously worked in a number of procurement roles around the country for the last 20 years.

    Giles has lived in Culcheth for the last 12 years and his hobbies include sailing, cycling and running.

  • Helen Nurse

    Helen has recently been appointed as a Parent Governor

  • Rhian Hill

    Rhian was appointed as staff governor in September 2019. She is a member of school's Senior Leadership Team and is the ECO Lead for the governing board. 

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