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Dundonald Primary

Emma Lemon (Chair of Governors / Co-opted Governor)

I am Chair of Governors, Chair of Personnel Committee and sit on the Safeguarding and Pay Committee. I have a background as a research scientist, having gained my PhD many years ago now. I work as a consultant in the healthcare sector heading up a Healthcare Communications team. I am a mother to two beautiful children and in my spare time I play the classical Spanish guitar, enjoy baking and decorating cakes and sing in a choir. 

Claire Fox (Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor) 

I am the Vice Chair of the Governing Board and the Chair of the Safeguarding Committee.  

I have a background in strategic human resource management. But in line with my vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential, I left the corporate world to join Save the Children International where I led HR and Child Safeguarding globally. I was then the Chief Operating Officer for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the UK.

I can usually be found in sports kit - playing with my kids, running, or playing tennis.

TBC (LA Governor) ** This information will be updated shortly. (10/2021) **


Fiona Duffy (Headteacher)

I sit on the Resources, Safeguarding, Personnel, Pay and Inclusion Committee.

Sherif Elgebeily (Associate Member)


Caitriona Hurley (Co-opted Governor)

I am Joint Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. I work as a Program and Operations Manager in the Financial Services industry.  I have three children- two are currently at Dundonald Primary School.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Keith Morgan (Co-opted Governor)

I am a member of the Resources Committee. I work as a consultant to pension schemes and other institutional investors. 

I have two children, both currently at Dundonald Primary School.


Dave Redmond (Parent Governor) 

I am the Vice Chair of the Resources Committee and sit on the Pay Committee. I have two daughters at Dundonald Primary School. At the weekends I enjoy coaching girls' rugby, supporting Ireland at rugby and Spurs at football. I work locally as an energy commodities broker.             

Katharine Roberts (Parent Governor)

I sit on the Personnel Committee. I am a solicitor working in media with an experience in regulatory matters including data protection.

I have two daughters – one who is currently at Dundonald Primary School. I enjoy keeping fit and being outdoors with my family.                                                              

Aparna Bindal (Parent Governor)

I am a parent governor appointed to the board in July 2021. I have two children - one of which is currently in Lower School.

I work with the Bank of England where I supervise financial institutions in the UK. I have a background in Finance and Engineering.

I also have plenty of governor experience (I was previously co-opted governor for another school in Merton) and keen to utilise my skills and experience in my role as governor. 

Sophie Russell (Staff Governor)

I am a staff governor and sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee. I am in my sixth year of teaching at Dundonald. I lead PSHE and Maths Mastery and I am part of the Rights Respecting Team.                            I enjoy keeping fit, going to the theatre and spending time with my friends and family.                                                                                                                                   

Susie Scott (Co-opted Governor)

I am the Equality and Diversity Governor and one of the SEND Governors. I sit on the Inclusion CommitteePersonnel Committee ,Teaching and Learning Committee and attend SEND meetings.

By profession I am a Barrister-at-law who was called to The Bar in 1994.  I am self employed and remained in practice for just under 20 years before deciding to start a family. I specialised in Crime (Jury Trial) and Police Disciplinary work.  I was also appointed as the Equality and Diversity Officer for my set of Chambers, when this position was first introduced to The Bar. I therefore underwent extensive training in Equality and Diversity prior to being appointed as a Governor at DPS (Dundonald Primary School).

My son is a pupil at DPS and some of my other interests include: partaking in personal training, tennis, martial arts (Kung-Fu), hockey and travel.

 Katy Waters (Associate Member - Staff)

I am Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager at the school.  I am an associate governor.  As a governor, I sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee and Equality Committee. 

I also meet with the SEND governors on a termly basis.