St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.

Governor biographies


Governor biographies

Canon Terry Phipps, Foundation Governor, Vice Chair
Born 1950
School at Cardinal Vaughan School, London W14
University: New College Oxford, Graduate School Harvard, University of Paris, PGCE Univ of Bristol
Head of Modern Languages, Cardinal Vaughan School 1975-78
Seminary Training in Rome 1978-84. Theological studies at Gregorian University
Priest of the Diocese of Westminster from 1983
Appointments: Westminster Cathedral (84-92), Northwood (92-94), Allen Hall Seminary (94-98 - Lecturer in Moral Theology), University Chaplain (98-2001), Spanish Place (01-09), Hertford (09-present)
Governor at St Joseph’s (09-present)
Courses attended: Preparing for Ofsted (5 March 2013), Assessment for Learning (12 March 2013)
School Governor at St Joan of Arc, Rickmansworth, 1992-94, Servite School, Fulham Road (1996-2001 – Chair of Governors for two years)
Appointed Canon of the Diocese of Westminster in September 2016
No business interests, No Financial interests


Ian Coath, Local Authority Governor
I joined the Board of Governors when I was elected as a Parent Governor in October 2013. I was appointed Local Authority Governor in September 2015. I sit on the Premises, Finance, Critical Incident, Health and Safety sub-committee, on which I am the governor responsible for health and safety. I am also the governor responsible for the swimming pool and website maintenance.
I have two children, who joined St Joseph's in the Nursery year and have now moved onto Richard Hale school.
In my professional life I have worked for over 25 years in the Technology team for Tesco. Currently my work there involves, analysis, problem solving, process improvement and Product development.
In my personal life I enjoy watching sport, cycle to keep fit and play the occasional round of golf. I also coach children to play sport and referee, both of which I was able to use in helping to run the school football team during my younger son's final year.
No business interests, No Financial interests


Paula Harvey, Associate Governor

I joined the governing body in November 2016 as a parent governor and stepped down in September 2018 to reduce my commitment. As an Associate Governor I am responsible for GDPR and I sit on the swimming pool committee. 

I grew up in Ireland and moved to Hertford with my family in 2014. I have two young children, the eldest of whom joined St Joseph’s school in 2016. My family and I regularly attend the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph in Hertford.

In my professional life I am a Solicitor for a London local authority dealing with litigation and governance. I advise on all types of contentious matters and help to secure lawful decision-making, develop policy and promote strong ethical standards for my organisation. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to utilise these skills in supporting and influencing St Joseph’s school.


No business interests. No financial interests.



Maribel Anderson, Associate Governor and Treasurer


I joined the Governing Body in September 2019 and sit on the Finance committee as treasurer.  Recently I joined the admissions panel.


My two teenaged daughters attended St Joseph’s from playgroup through to Year 6.


My career has been split between the construction industry and retail buying with 18 years experience in business administration.  I hope to use my skills to support the school in keeping accurate financial accounts and securitising building maintenance and infrastructure costs to ensure good value for money.  



Mount Carmel Convent School, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Imperial College London, BSc Civil Engineering

IESE Barcelona, MBA


Business interests: 

I am Company Director at Parkland Plumbing & Heating Ltd that undertook work at the school in 2012 (swimming pool boiler replacement) and 2010 (plumbing out the new playgroup building)


No Financial Interests