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Anita Yiannoullou (Chair)

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls and

Since November 2012

Committee responsibilities:

Chair of Governors


Anita is a marketing professional with over 15 years experience in the professional, health and fitness, sport in the community and not for profit sectors. Experience includes: Board consultation; brand development; customer relationship management; new product development; internal and external communications; event development, and building successful teams.

For the last 15 years Anita has been the Company Director for Sanjuro Training Systems Ltd, offering health & wellbeing programmes for all ages and abilities of people across London’s diverse communities.

Why I chose to be a Governor: To ensure students of all abilities have access to the best education, skills and experiences to help them fulfil their ambitions both in work and life.

Vision for the future of Hornsey School for Girls:

I became a parent governor so that I could help in any way I can to ensure that every girl leaves Hornsey School for Girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills to achieve the goals they set themselves in life.

Parent Governors



Why I chose to be a Governor:

Hornsey’s diverse student body, dedicated staff and amazing campus are a recipe for a unique school that is on the cusp of being outstanding. As a Governor I am excited to be working with staff who share this vision.


Co-opted Governors


Previous Governor Jane De Swiet said 

I welcomed the opportunity to use the expertise acquired as a headteacher and governor in a local girls' school. For me schools remain exciting places,  full of hope for the future,  where I learn as much as I give.  It is a great privilege to be able to work as part of the team at Hornsey Girls'  with such an inspiring headteacher and staff and such an ambitious governing body.


Liam Hewitt

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Co-opted Governor since March 2019

Committee Responsibilities: Member of Finance and Facilities Committee and Pay and Personnel Committtee

Background : Liam works in infrastructure project/programme delivery, where he is currently the Crossrail Deputy CEO’s Business Lead. Liam has experience of defining, managing and advising on multi-million pound activities from operational to executive level, often with central/local government funders and subject to high levels of scrutiny. Being passionate about the value of integrated education levels on entry into the workplace, Liam has founded a built environment think-tank based on soft skill development and learning agility of young professionals, and is heavily involved in defining graduate and apprenticeship schemes.

Marnie Caton

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Parent Governor from 2005 - 2011

Co-opted Governor since 2011

Committee Responsibilities:

Chair of Finance & Facilities Committee

Link governor for the sixth form college


She is Chair of Finance and a member of the Steering group; and is link governor for the sixth form.  Trained as a planner, she has worked in a number of different roles in local government in London, as well as in private consultancy and economic research.  She is currently head of a data and ICT team in Children’s Services in Islington.

Vision for the future of Hornsey School for Girls:

I want to contribute to Hornsey School for Girls becoming an outstanding school for all the girls who go there now and will in the future.

Dee Buchanan

Length of service as Governor or involvement with Hornsey School for Girls:

Parent Governor from 2013 - 2017

Co-opted Governor since Sept 2017

Committee Responsibilities:

Link Governor for SEN/Safeguarding


Dee has over 20 years experience in education with 10 years teaching. She is a PSHE accredited teacher and has co-ordinated and led school Drugs Education and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). Dee is passionate about education and having ran her own voluntary organisation Just Parents as an advocate and advisor for parents and children in collaboration with schools and Local authorities and has been nationally accredited to lead and teach SRE.

Why I chose to be a Governor:

I chose to be a Governor because I want  to contribute my knowledge and skills to help young girls achieve.

Justin Guest:

Length of Service as Governor: Since December 2016

Committees Responsibilities: Member of Finance and Facilities Committee

BACKGROUND: Justin is a Chemistry graduate with a masters in Environmental Technology He is an environmental finance specialist living locally and with his daughter at Hornsey. His experience includes running large London listed investment funds, investing in and helping manage a range of clean energy businesses across the world.

Vison: The 21st century will throw a host of challenges in front of our children we as parents can barely imagine. As a result, I feel it is critical we prepare resilient, empowered girls that are well positioned to meet these challenges.

Catherine Lawrence:

Length of Service as Governor: Since February 2020

Background:. I have been a teacher for 16 years working in Early Years settings and Primary Schools in Islington and Camden. I am currently Head of School at Moreland Primary School in Islington where both my children have attended. I have been a staff governor at Moreland for 8 years and when my daughter (currently in Y8) moved up to secondary school at Hornsey I was keen to get involved with the governance at HSG. I am passionate about all children and young people receiving a rich, broad curriculum and share the high aspirations Hornsey has for all students to achieve.