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Governor Profiles

Bisham CofE Academy Governor Biographies


Hilary Hall

Hilary Hall is Head of Strategy, Commissioning and Performance for Children’s Services in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.  She has over 20 years’ experience in a range of governance, policy and performance roles within local government and specifically within children’s services.  Hilary joined the Royal Borough in May 2014, having worked previously at Bracknell Forest Council after relocating from Herefordshire.  Her particular skills are around data and performance analysis.


Narinder Chopra

My experience extends to almost 20 years working in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology Industry mostly in Clinical Research.  Over the last 14 years I have held a number of clinical development roles leading large global/multi-national programs or teams across Europe, Asia Pacific, LA, USA and South Africa.  I have significant experience working on research in autoimmune diseases (lupus, myasthenia gravis & pemphigus vulgaris), respiratory, CNS and infectious diseases.  I have worked on all phases of drug development in human patients (phase I-IV) and supported Marketing Authorisation Application submissions.  Over the last 5 years at Biogen Idec I have successfully established myself within the Clinical Country Management as a Regional Lead, as well as embedding the Clinical Country Lead (CCL) role within the organisation.  In my role I develop and maintain key regional & some global relationships (Development Sciences, Global Medical Affairs, Commercial, Local Medical affairs, Distributor network, CROs and key Physicians) to ensure the success of the team within the region and beyond as required.  I have just transitioned into a new role, leading the global late phase drug trials, leading a team in the UK & US on executing these global trials.


Clive Haines

Clive has been a governor for many years within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. He also holds the position of Schools Leadership Development Manager within RBWM. He currently trains all governors within maintained schools and Academies and also has a wide skill set that enables him to hold the school to account for the pupils it serves.


Clive have also be accredited as a National Leader in Governance by the National college of Teaching and Learning along with being a Governor Mark assessor nationally.


Clive is passionate about all children being able to learn in a safe environment and being able to ensure they have all the tools they need to develop in their education.



Sarah Nutbrown

Sarah has recently joined the board of Governors at Bisham. Her youngest son is in Year 4 and has thrived there since the family arrived back from a two year stint living in Switzerland, where he attended the local Swiss Kindergaten. Sarah was keen to support the school as her eldest (now 15 at Furze Platt Senior School) also attended Bisham. A 15 year career in both HR management and leading the Learning and Development function at Syngenta near Bracknell followed by a little time out to support the family in Switzerland has now seen her embark upon a new career in the Pharmaceutical industry in clinical drug trails. Currently "me time" is proving a little hard to come by but when time and finances allow travel and the wild outdoors remain a passion.



Carolyn Deans

Carolyn Deans has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. Her current role is as a Delivery Excellence Manager for DXC technology and is able to bring many of the disciplines required to manage projects successfully to the role of a governor.


Carolyn became involved as a Parent Governor with Knowl Hill Primary School whilst her son was in year 3 during 2006. Carolyn has previously been part of a number of governor committees including Curriculum, Staffing and Finance as well as supporting Head Teacher performance and Health and Safety. Most recently Carolyn has been responsible for SEN review at Knowl Hill and also partnered with a fellow governor for Data review. Carolyn has also now joined the Bisham Academy Governor team with a specific role to support a fellow new governor with Health and Safety reviews.


In addition she is an active member of her local gym and enjoys meeting with a wide group of friends for both sport and leisure activities.



Sheila Featherstone-Clark

Sheila has recently joined the board of governors as a Foundation governor, she has lived in the village for many years with her husband and family and is a member of All Saints Bisham congregation.  


Sheila had a successful career in the IT industry in the UK, Europe and USA where her youngest child started school, prior to transferring to Bisham.  She became a parent governor and subsequently retrained as a Computing teacher ‘to be able to spend more time with the children’; teaching in both state and independent sectors over the past 15 years.  


Sheila has recently retired from teaching to write the history of Bisham village. She has been a governor at Wycombe High school for some years and also works for an exam board. Sheila is a passionate gardener and, alongside writing and researching, is learning Portuguese and reviving her knowledge of Tai Chi.