Our Governors

Tony Holdsworth

Foundation Governor

Tony was brought up in Greenwich, one of a family of seven children. After graduating from university, he worked in publishing for 15 years before retraining as a teacher at Christ Church College in Canterbury.

Tony qualified as a teacher in 1990 and taught in three Kent schools before becoming headteacher of a Catholic primary school in Folkestone in 1997. He retired after 20 years at the school and now lives in Eltham.

His three sons all attended St. Anselm's Catholic Secondary School in Canterbury and Tony served as a Parent Governor of the school for four years.

Colette Doran-Hannon

Executive Head of School

Colette Doran-Hannon was appointed the Executive Head of Holy Family from January 2020. She is shared between St Thomas More Bexleyheath and the Holy Family site across the week. Colette has been part of Catholic School leadership teams since 1999 and enjoys developing schools to be the best that they can be. As a Systems Leader for Bexley and other London authorities, she has supported a number of schools and their leadership teams to develop schools, including secondary, primary, special and other schools with religious character. Her particular passion is for Catholic Education, having attended Catholic schools herself, she believes that children can be supported to achieve greatness in schools that display a distinctive Catholic nature. She lives by the motto, work hard, play hard and pray hard and is determined to have a positive impact on the education that is provided at Holy Family.

Rosemarie Cousins

Foundation Governor

My name is Rosemarie Cousins, I am a Foundation Governor and Vice Chair at Holy Family Catholic primary school. I have been a Governor at Holy Family Primary School for 7 years.

I have lived in Kidbrooke all my life and went to Holy Family Primary school myself, then onto St Thomas More Secondary School and Christ The King Sixth Form College. I attended Greenwich University and have a degree in Building Surveying.

I grew up on the Ferrier Estate, the youngest of six children. I loved growing up on the Ferrier Estate and have many happy memories. It is now reformed into Kidbrooke Village and our school is part of this new community.

I have also been a parishioner of St John Fisher all my life and we are very fortunate to have a lovely parish community. My daughter has attended Holy Family Primary school since nursery. I am passionate and very proud of our school, community and parish It is a warm, caring school, which I care greatly about. I am proud to serve the school as a Foundation Governor.

Fr. Richard Plunkett

Foundation Governor

I am the Parish Priest of SS John Fisher & Thomas More Church Eltham Well Hall. I am also the Dean of Greenwich Deanery. Before coming to Eltham, I worked in the Bishop’s Conference in the Catholic Communications Centre and also worked for the BBC World Service in Religious Broadcasting. For the last forty seven years I have served in the Archdiocese of Southwark as a Foundation Governor in both primary and secondary schools. I am also a Foundation Governor at my parish school of St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Eltham.

Anita Gallagher

Foundation Governor

I am a Greenwich resident and a retired Executive Headteacher. I worked in education for 33 years across schools in Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark. I am whole-heartedly committed to Catholic education and the importance placed on the teaching, learning and experience of gospel values within our school and the wider community. I am proud to serve as a Foundation Governor.



Gina Millbank

Foundation Governor

My name is Gina Millbank and I am proud to have been recently appointed as a foundation governor at Holy Family Primary School - I am looking forward to fulfilling my duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of Holy Family Primary School.

As a practicing Catholic, have made a commitment to Catholic education by choosing to teach at a Catholic Greenwich primary school, and to serve as foundation governor at a Catholic Bexley primary school.

I welcome and look forward to the opportunity to use my experience and skills to support the whole Holy Family community on its journey towards achieving their full potential.

Olafur Eliasson

Parent Governor


Samantha Lawrence

Staff Governor

I am currently the Senior Admin Officer at Holy Family Primary School and have been working in the school office for two years. I have worked in Greenwich Schools for over 23 years and thoroughly enjoy working within the education sector. I look forward to the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience I have gained over the years to support Holy Family.


Sue Reid

Foundation Governor



Governing Body Documents

Annual Governance Statement 20-21.pdf

Annual Governance Statement

GB_Membership_19_20__1_.pdf

Membership details

Instrument_of_Government_for_Voluntary_Aided_Schools.pdf

Instrument of Government

GB_Business_Interests_19_20.pdf

Register of Business Interests

Governor_Attendance_19_20.pdf

Governor Attendance

Behaviour_Principles.pdf

Behaviour Principles

Annual Governance Statement 20-21.pdf
Governors_Attendance_report_Oct_20.pdf

Attendance Report

Governor_Allowances_Policy.pdf

Allowances & Expenses