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To get in touch with the Governors, please email
OR send a letter to Kevin Perry, Chair of Governors, care of: Saracens High School, Lanacre Avenue, Colindale, NW9 5FN.

All Governors' Terms of Office commence 1st September 2018, and finish on 1st September 2022. 

All Governors were appointed by the Trust.

Parent Governor elections October 2018: voting has now been completed for the current elections.


Kevin Perry, Chair of Governors

Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, NW4 1RL

Kevin has been a solicitor for 32 years, working as a commercial litigator.

For 25 of those years he has been a partner and for a large number of those years he has been the head of the litigation department. That has meant that among others he has developed the following skill sets: strategic thinking; organisational skills; an understanding of the importance of compliance; the highest demands for ethical standards; management of budgets; an ability to challenge people and fight a corner when necessary; good inter personal skills with an ability to work well in teams, and an ability to take tough decisions when needed.

He has been very fortunate in his career, and has always looked, albeit in a small way to contribute outside of his day job. This has included being the Chairman of a fund-raising committee for the NSPCC, helping to set up and then become a Trustee of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau and sit on its employment and finance sub-committee. He sat on the fund raising committee for sports tours of his sons’ school and he is also the head of Pro Bono in our London office and sit on the firm-wide international committee.

Ann Bunyard

Ann is a retired book-keeper, and also ran a solicitor’s practice, who brings to the governing body experience as a governor at Mill Hill School.

She is a Saracens supporter and has a good understanding of the team values, which will be key in linking those values to the school community. She is a strong believer in sports for children as a way to engage with them education.

Lynda Corry

Lynda is an ISI School Inspector and an experienced educational leader, having held the roles of Head teacher, Deputy head teacher, Head of Department, teacher, and governor, in both the independent and maintained education sector.

She has over 20 years’ experience in safeguarding roles in a number of schools, 17 years of which have been as the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the relevant school.

David Gilani

David believes in the public good of education and the opportunities it creates for young people to develop into exceptional citizens.

Over the past seven years, he has taken part in a variety of paid and voluntary roles to support and champion pupils and young people.
He has also had almost four years’ experience as a trustee (including one year as chair), but would like to move his volunteering focus from the charity sector back to education, where his passions truly lie.

In his current job at Middlesex University, he works to support the experience of our current pupils within his role as Pupil Communications Manager. He will take the skills and experiences
that he has gained from this current position (and previous roles) within Higher Education and help apply them to Saracens High School.

Charlie Gothold

Education is incredibly important and Charlie feels privileged to be able to use the skills that he has gained both personally and professionally to help Saracens High School shape its development.

He has extensive experience in working with children, such as acting as a leader on summer camps and managing an under 9's football team. The skills he has gained in my professional career as a solicitor; organisational, analytical and negotiation skills will be helpful in this role. In addition, he brings a good work ethic and mind-set.

Dimpy Sanganee

Dimpy believes that school leadership teams and parents play an important role in school governance, where each party brings the valuable perspectives based of their priorities and experiences.

She also believes she would be able to provide a valuable insight to the decision-making and governance process as a neutral third party, who is passionate about education, its delivery and the well-being of children.

Until recently, Dimpy worked for the Department for Education. Her academic and professional experience lends itself to being able to take a step back and assess a situation by taking all factors into account. She has had to engage with a range of stakeholders, with varying interests and have had to facilitate mutual agreement on many issues. She has strong people skills, and married with her ability to sympathise with a multitude of views, she will be able to make a useful contribution to school life.
She will be able to add value to decision-making process through critically analysing information, weighing up the pros and cons against the school's core values and ethos, and ultimately being able to place the well-being of the children above all else.

Murat Tiknaz

Murat comes from a background of working in schools, as Head of Boarding, which brings with it a pastoral skill set, including strengths in safeguarding and health and safety.

He has a strong drive to ensure that the children in Colindale receive a good education, and will use the skills that he has acquired such as coaching and school improvement to drive the governing body and the school forward.

Matt Clackett   -  Staff Governor

Mr Clackett has many years of experience working across a number of specialised sectors, including working as a freelance test driver (mainly for Top gear, but also for almost all of the major manufacturers), a session saxophonist, a record label and publishing company executive and a Managing Director and Creative Director of several organisations. His work has taken him all over the world, with periods spent living and working in the USA, Japan and the Middle East. He speaks Japanese at a conversational level, and is a keen chef.