Governor Profiles

Keith Bridges – Chair

I am the father of Luke, who is currently in Year 6.

I have worked at Ashmole Academy since 2004, in a number of different roles. At the moment I am primarily responsible for IT systems, and particularly school data, but in the past I have been responsible for the premises and Health and Safety.

Prior to working in education I worked for over 15 years in Logistics, specialising in the transport of motor vehicles both within the UK and internationally.

Daniel Chalkley

I am an active member of the school community and my daughters, Jessica, Lydia and Emily attend Christ Church.

I own and manage a medium sized business which specialises in Asbestos Removal. Our main customer base is large multi-national organisations and we currently employ around 80 employees. My main focus is relationship management; ensuring that our strategies, practices and technologies enhance our customer relationships and improve retention. I also believe I have strength’s in managing and motivating people to achieve theirs and the business’s goals.

I believe I can make a positive contribution to the well-being of the school by providing balanced and objective guidance and support. Those that know me, know I’m approachable and friendly but not afraid to question and challenge. I’m impressed by the positive developments Mrs Print and her team have made and want to contribute to the continuation of that progress. Unlike many school governors I don’t have an educational background and feel this allows me to bring a different perspective to the table.

More than anything I’m a parent and want to help ensure the best school experience for all the children and their families. I care greatly about Christ Church and want to help it achieve its goals and the continued development of well-rounded accomplished children.

Mr Smith

I currently teach Year 1 and am the Early Years Leader. I represent the school as a Staff Governor. I feel strongly committed to fulfil this role to the best of my ability.

Duncan McDonald

I am a local authority appointed governor and have served on the Christ Church governing body since 2009. I work as an IT & CAD Manager for a major London Architectural practice. My particular educational interests are related to the use of information technology. I am married with 2 grown up children.

David Lane

I represent the deanery synod on the Governing Body.

I have lived in the Barnet area since I got married in 1985, and have two adult daughters, both of whom attended local schools. Originally from Staffordshire, I worked for many years as a lawyer in the City. I served five years as a governor of All Saints’ Primary School, N20, and have twice been churchwarden of All Saints’ Church, where I am currently treasurer. I am also a trustee of the St Peter’s Bourne retreat centre in Whetstone.

I am passionately committed to providing every child with the best education possible so that they can all fulfil their potential.

Rev Andy Rimmer

Andy is a son of a vicar who once said he’d never get ordained!  He’s now been in church ministry for over 30 years ministering in urban and suburban parishes in Essex, Bucks, Portsmouth, Poole and now at Christ Church Barnet (  His main passion is to see the church at the heart of the community reaching all ages with the love of Jesus.  His other passion (apart from his family of a wife and 4 grown up kids) is sport and he has been Club Chaplain to both Portsmouth FC (2001-2005) and AFC Bournemouth (2007-2017) plus a Chaplain at the 2012 Olympics.  He still plays cricket and hopes to score another century before he dies (or seizes up!) Andy has been a Christ Church governor since 2017.

Tamzin Arora

I am a parent governor appointed in 2020, with sons in YR and Y2.

I am a human rights lawyer specialising in child rights. I qualified and practised as a family law barrister, primarily in Children Act 1989 cases, and worked internationally for several years with street children and with unaccompanied and separated children in refugee camps. I have also worked with UNHCR and UNICEF applying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child best interests principle to the UK context, seeking to better protect refugee children. 

On the governing board I am interested in welfare, safeguarding and curriculum issues. My ethos is centred on children’s rights, of which education, safety, happiness and opportunities to flourish are key components.

Alex Ayodeji

I am a husband to Funmi Ayodeji and a proud father of two children who attended Christ Church primary school over 25 years ago. I am also a proud grandfather of 3 granddaughters who are keeping me busy at the moment. I have recently retired from a large forex company as a Compliance Manager and prior to that worked in the Banking sector  both in UK and overseas for over 35 years. I am an experience school governor and served as governor at Christ church primary school in 2018. As a practising Christian and an active member of Christ Church Barnet, I am looking forward to making an impact through godly principles.

Nick Packter

I am a new Foundation Governor for the school. I live in Southgate and I am married to Yvette, we have two daughters Natasha (aged 24) and Robyn (aged 21). I am a Senior IT Project Manager, I have worked for various large UK Banks over the last 25 years, delivering IT Projects. Since 2019, I have been working for HSBC, I enjoy working with colleagues from multinational and multicultural project teams and major 3rd Party Business partners. Previously, I was an NHS Manager for 10 years, I started my career at Barnet General and the last 4 years of my time in the NHS, I was the Pathology Directorate Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I believe myself to be a positive, helpful and friendly person and I hope I can make a constructive contribution as one of your Foundation Governors supporting Mrs Print and the Senior Leadership Team. As a parent I appreciate the need to support a kind and caring environment for the children and their families at Christ Church School.