Governing Body

Please follow this link to all Governance documentation:

Governance Framework

Chair of the Governing Body

Mr Howard Davies

Mr Howard Davies

I joined the Compton Governing body in 2011, and have served as Chair of Finance, Vice-Chair, and since autumn 2016 have had the privilege of serving as Chair of Governors. I have two daughters who have attended The Compton, one of whom is now studying at Bristol University, and the other in her year 13 at the school.

My background: My professional background is in financial services, where my work has involved a broad mix of strategic projects, and communications, and corporate affairs projects, including governance policy. I am a history graduate of the London School of Economics.’

Community Governors:

Mr christopher gibson

Mr Christopher Gibson

I am Vice Chair of Governor at Compton. I was appointed as a Community Governor in December 2017, having been joined the Compton Local Governing Body as a parent governor in December 2013.

My background: I am a Chemistry graduate and worked in commercial technical publishing for 25 years in a variety of senior management roles. I am Deputy Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers responsible for their commercial activities, with a team of 100 staff. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and hold the Chartered Director qualification. I love music of all kinds and try to make the most of the all the cultural riches London has to offer.

Mrs dasha dockree

Mrs Dasha Dockree

I joined The Compton School as a Local Community governor in December 2011 after moving to the area. I am a member of the Finance Committee and the Appraisal Management Group.

My background: I work in Commercial Finance, responsible for the European Online division of a listed US retail business. Prior to my current role I spent over five years working in mergers and acquisitions for one of the Big Four accountancy firms, focusing on the retail and hospitality sectors.

Amy williams

Ms Amy Williams

I joined the governing body in September 2015 as a community governor and am the SEND link governor.

My Background: I graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a degree in politics and am a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). I specialise in marketing and communications and have held roles within the not-for-profit, private and public sectors. I currently work as a senior manager within the NHS

Andrea Yerolemou

Ms Andrea Yerolemou

I joined the governing body of The Compton School in 2020.

My Background: I am an alumna of The Compton School, having left in 2009. I later went on to read English Law & European Law at Queen Mary, University of London. After completing my Legal Practice Course, Master of Laws, and training contract at a multinational telecoms company, I qualified as a solicitor.  I am currently Legal Counsel at CNBC, the business and financial news channel of the NBCUniversal Group, where I advise on media, advertising, IP, and commercial law.


Ms Annie Kuch

I joined The Compton School Governing Body in 2020.

My Background: After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in history, I worked for many years in the not-for-profit sector as an events and communications manager. I later chose a career in the property industry and currently work as an asset manager for a privately owned property developer. I am also undertaking a Masters in property management, and am training to be a surveyor. In my free time I am a keen cyclist and love to travel.

Shilpa Patel

Ms Shilpa Patel

I became a Governor of The Compton School in 2021. 

My Background: My career in banking over the past 20 years has given me in depth skills in financial analysis of both the corporate world as well as personal finances. My aim is to make a positive contribution to the school using the skills that I have so that it continues to remain highly successful and go from strength to strength. I enjoy reading, baking and meditation.


Parent Governors:

Ms Tuku Banerji
Ms Tuku Banerji

I joined the Governing Body as a parent governor in 2018 and now hold the post of Safeguarding Link Governor working closely with the safeguarding team.

My Background: After graduating from the University of Manchester I started my career in a medical publishing house where I was responsible for delivering complete marketing campaigns including budgeting, forecasting, research and development, testing and campaign analysis. I then moved into account management for an advertising agency where my clients included Mercedes-Benz and SAP.  After becoming a parent, I retrained to become a teacher and now teach children primarily in KS1.
I enjoy art and architecture and good food!

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Ms Oruj Defoite

I was elected as a Parent Governor in June 2021.

My Background: I am a journalist and broadcaster. I am a Programme Editor at Channel 4 News in charge of the daily output of the hour long live show. I am a senior fellow of the John Schofield Trust charity where I mentors young journalists. I am also a voluntary board member for a charity called Spiral Skills that works to get disadvantaged young people into secure jobs. I have two children at the Compton school. 


Staff Governors:

Christine Adair

Ms Christine Adair

I was elected as a Staff Governor in 2021. I am also a parent at The Compton School. My eldest daughter took her GCSEs at The Compton and is now at University. My younger daughter took her GCSEs this year and is now in The Compton Sixth Form.

My background: I joined The Compton in 2019 as the Deputy Finance Manager. In 2020, I was promoted to the role of Assistant School Business Manager. I have worked in Finance and HR roles in Barnet Secondary Schools since 2008. I worked in the NHS as a GP Practice Manager for 10 years. Before that I worked in Local Government HR and obtained a professional HR qualification with The Institute of Personnel Management through a work sponsored day release/evening study programme.

Shukri Kemal

Mr Shukri Hasan Kemal

I joined The Compton Governing Body as a Staff Governor in 2021. I am currently Key Stage 4 Leader at The Compton School.

My Background: I joined the Compton School in September 2014. I previously had completed the Teachfirst teaching programme which I began in 2012. I have studied the LLB (Hons) Law degree and I have a Masters of Laws (LLM) from University College London (UCL). I have experience working for the Office of Fair Trading in credit policy, competition law and for a solicitor’s firm in Human Rights Law.


Clerk to the Governors:

Errin keefe

Miss Errin Keefe

I started at The Compton School in July 2015 as the Sixth Form Administrator and Outreach Administrator. In November 2016 I started in the role as Sixth Form Pastoral Leader. I have been the Clerk to the Local Governing Body since October 2015. I am currently undertaking a Level 3 Certificate in Clerking of School and Governing Boards accredited by ICSA through the National Governance Association.
Qualifications include:

  •  BA Hons degree in Theatre and Professional Practice from the University of Bedfordshire

Please address all written correspondence to The Chair or The Clerk to the Governors,

c/o The Compton School, Summers Lane, London N12 0QG


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