Minerva’s Board of Governors

Our board has a strong track record in independent education across all age groups.

  • Elaine Simpson

    Chairman of the Board of Governors

    With over 30 years’ experience in UK education, Elaine is an influential figure who has achieved positive change in how regional and national education is delivered, managed and perceived.

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  • Catherine Robertson

    Chief Finance Director

    Catherine is Minerva's Finance Director. She is responsible for all aspects of finance and brings with her significant experience in the nursery education sector, having recently completed a successful exit of the Just Learning Group where she worked for 12 years.

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  • Jim Hudson OBE

    Director Education

    Adviser to the Teacher Training Agency (TTA), National College for School Leadership (NCSL), the Department for Education (DfE) and OFSTED. Visiting Lecturer at Nottingham University, Buckingham University, and the National College for School Leadership.

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  • Andrew Grant

    Non-Executive Governor

    Andrew Grant recently retired as the Headmaster of St Albans School, where he had been since 1993. He was educated at Southend High School from where he won an Open Exhibition to read English at Corpus Christi College Cambridge.

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