Trustees & Governors

In order to provide the greatest support to each of our schools and sites, the Board of Trustees have formed two governing boards, a combined board for St James Senior Girls’ and St James Prep in Olympia and a separate one for St James Senior Boys’ in Ashford.

Board of Governors, Olympia

The St James Senior Girls’ and Prep Schools share a single governing body which meets as the Board of Governors, Olympia. The Board’s role is to ensure that the schools provide its pupils with the very best education and opportunities, oversee developments at the school and generally support the Heads and the school. The Board of Governors sets the school’s plans and policies.

Chair of Governors, Olympia

Mr Hugh Venables BSc MBA

If you would like to contact Mr Venables, please address your letter to him at:

St James Schools, Earsby Street, London W14 8SH


Mrs Annabel Lubikowski BA Hons MPhil PGCE (Vice Chair)

Mrs Angela Bowman BA (Hons), MPhil, PGCE

Mr Raghu Nandakumara MA (Cantab), MSc

Board of Trustees

The Boards of Governors operates under the Board of Trustees which meets as the Independent Educational Association Limited, a registered charity established in 1975.

The Board of Trustees has an overarching role looking after all three St James Schools; Senior Girls’ and Prep School in Olympia and Senior Boys’ in Ashford. This includes setting the strategic direction for the schools; and taking corporate decisions in relation to its statutory functions.

Chair of Trustees

Mr Jeremy Sinclair CBE


Mr Aatif Hassan BSc CA

Mrs Annabel Lubikowski BA Hons MPhil PGCE

Mr John Story FRICS

Mr Hugh Venables BSc MBA

Mr Jerome Webb MA MRICS

Clerk to the Trustees

Mr William Wyatt

Director of Education

Mrs Laura Hyde Cert Ed Med