Derek Kuziw - Chair of Governors
"Born in Edinburgh, I joined the Royal Navy on leaving school at the age of 15. I trained as a meteorologist and saw the world, including a 2 year deployment to Antarctica. I served for 12 years in total. On leaving the Royal Navy I held numerous roles in Sales (selling all kinds of products, from gardening equipment to roofing hoists). In 1989 I established Anders + Kern UK Limited, a leading distributor and integrator of audio visual solutions. The company is based in Mildenhall. I was Managing Director for over 25 years. I am married to Jane and we have 2 grown up daughters, all three attended St Mary’s as children".
The Venerable John Cox - Vice Chair of Governors
"I was ordained over 50 years ago and during my ministry have served in parishes near Liverpool, in Birmingham and London; at Church House, Westminster; Southwark Cathedral and finally as Archdeacon of Sudbury. On retirement I was asked to be Diocesan Director of Education responsible for about 90 Church schools throughout Suffolk. I did that for four and half years. Over the years I have been a governor in more than a dozen schools. I am married to Diane, have two children and four grandchildren".
Lynne Stabler - Executive Principal
"I have been a parent at St Mary's for a total of 17 years, my youngest is currently in KS2. I have a deep interest in the education of our children and believe that primary education gives them a great start to go on and achieve excellent things in life. I am a registered volunteer at the school, where before Covid-19 I help run a parent led Reading café and also help regularly with reading with the year 2 children. I am also the treasurer of the PTA. I like to keep busy and have a few volunteer roles outside of the school. I volunteer at King's Church toddler group and I'm a Leader in charge at 2nd Mildenhall Rainbows. I love all my roles and making a difference in children's lives".
Dr Mark Woodroffe
"I grew up in West London and have lived in Cheshire, Essex and Suffolk. After completing my first degree I worked for Fisons Ltd and BT at Adastral Park, Martlesham. I then gained an MSc in Computing and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, both from the University of Essex. These enabled me to become an academic, lecturing at three Universities, most recently for The Open University (OU) where I worked for 23 years. During my time with the OU I mainly wrote teaching material and line managed tutors who supported the students. I also gained an MBA and was made Head of School for Computing and Communications. I have a passion for teaching, in particular for providing the best possible educational experiences for everyone, whatever their background, needs and ability".
Dr Jeanette Hobbs
I have always had a keen interest in the education of children throughout my time working in academia and the corporate world. I have lived in the local community for many years, and am an active member of St Mary's Church in Mildenhall and a GirlGuide Leader. I am committed to supporting the head teacher, staff and governors to ensure our children at St. Mary's learn to the best of their abilities in a great environment. I recently changed careers last year to train to become a teacher and am now working as a chemistry specialist-science teacher at Mildenhall College Academy, so I can bring my own experiences and viewpoints from my experiences and training in both the private and public sector. By working towards our vision we will make St. Mary's Academy an engaging and positive experience for all children.
Rt Revd Tim Stevens
“I retired as Bishop of Leicester in 2005 returning to live in Suffolk where I had previously been a bishop in the 1990’s. I was a member of the bishops’ bench in the House of Lords for 12 years and was national chair of The Children's Society for 6 years. I have been a university governor and recently a non executive director of a NHS Trust in Norfolk and Suffolk. I have a son working in government and two lovely granddaughters. I was appointed CBE in 2016.”
"Following a long career at Barclays Bank, I have worked as a School Bursar throughout Suffolk for 17 years. This involves training, covering absent staff and supporting Governors and Heads. I am an active member of The Ark Church in Isleham. I live locally in Mildenhall and my 'unpaid' job is leading a walking group each week exploring our wonderful County".