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Our Governing Body

Directors/Sponsors/Members

  • David Meller - Chair (2005)
  • Michael Sherwood (2005)
  • Haig Oundjian - Sport/MFL (2005)
  • Jonathan Green (2005)

Co-opted Governors

  • John Wilcox (2016) - Local Chair (from September 2016)
  • Cllr. Peter Curling (2006) 
  • Sanjay Gupta (2008) - Finance
  • Wendy Rice-Morley (2016) - Vice Chair - Safeguarding/Boarding
  • Mrs B Lloyd (from November 2016)
  • Dr. Panagiota Nikopoulou-Smyrni (from November 2016)
  • Rev. Ruth Gookey (from November 2016)
  • Graham Shepherdly (from  September 2005 to September 2016)

The Principal

  • Tash Moriarty - Principal (April 2016)

Staff Governors

  • Paula Monaghan - Staff Governor (2010)

Parent Govenors

  • Sue Lowden (2016)
  • Mike Partridge (2016)

Watford Football Club Representative

  • Stuart Timperley (2011)

Clerk to Governors

  • Elaine Down (April 2016)

The Harefield Academy Trust - Company Secretary (not a member of the GB)

  • Peter Wastall

Finance Committee:

  • Sanjay Gupta - Chair
  • Haig Oundjian
  • Grace Adesokan - THA Finance Manager (non-Governor)
  • Peter Smith - THA Business Manager (non-Governor)
  • Tash Moriarty - Principal
  • John Wilcox

Terms of Reference Finance Committee

Audit Commitee:

  • Sanjay Gupta - Chair
  • Haig Oundjian
  • John Wilcox

Pay Review Panel:

  • Wendy Rice-Morley
  • Sanjay Gupta
  • Haig Oundjian

Code of Conduct for Academy Local Board of Governors

What Does a Governor Do?

Governors' School Visits 2016-2017

Governors' Attendance at Governing Body meetings: 12th March, 23rd May and 20th September 2016; 15th November 2016

Directors' Attendance at HAT Board meetings

Our Sponsors

Our lead Sponsors are all businessmen who first became involved in the development of The Academy through their association with Watford Football Club. They bring to The Academy a passion for backing a high quality independent school within the state sector. They are determined to offer an 11-18 school that has particular expertise in sports but that is also accessible and open to the community. The Lead Sponsors bring with them contacts with other businesses and organisations that will support, in so many ways, The Academy visions.

The Harefield Academy Sponsors include the following:

Watford Football Club, David Meller, Haig Oundjian, Jonathan Green and Michael Sherwood.

Governing Body meetings 2016/2017

Full GB meetings

GB Finance meetings

Meetings at 6pm

GB Audit meetings
20 September 2016 12 October 2016 7 December 2016
15 November 2016 7 December 2016 8 February 2017
17 January 2017 8 February 2017 3 May 2017
21 March 2017 22 March 2017 28 June 2017
16 May 2017 3 May 2017  
4 July 2017 28 June 2017  

Full Governing Body meetings 2015/2016

17th September 2015

3rd December 2015

12th March 2016

30th June 2016

The Articles of Association

The HAT Articles of Association are linked to this page.

Registers of Interest

The Registers of Interest for the following Governors are linked here:

D. Meller

H. Oundjian

Cllr. P. Curling

S. Gupta

Prof. S. Timperley

J. Wilcox

S. Lowden

W. Rice-Morley

P. Monaghan

P. Wastall (not a member of the GB)

Declaration of Pecuniary and Personal Interest

D. Meller

M. Sherwood

H. Oundjian

S. Lowden

J. Wilcox

Cllr. P. Curling

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2014-2015:

Full GB meetings held on 2 October 2014; 7/8 November 2014; 13/14 March 2015; 2 July 2015

H. Oundjian (3)

Prof. S. Timperley (3)

C. Shaw (4) (left GB 2015)

R. Barnes (2) (left GB 2015)

Cllr. P. Curling (2)

G. Shepherdly (3)

S. Gupta (1)

P. Monaghan (4)

L. Esson (4) (left GB 2015)

M. Poulter (3) (left GB 2015)

R. Hall (1) (left GB 2016)