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Board of Governors

Lagan College's Board of Governors works to ensure that as a school, we provide the best possible education and learning opportunities to all our students in an integrated and inclusive setting.

The Board of Governors supports the work of the Principal and the senior leadership team in maintaining the School’s integrated vision, ethos and values. The Board ensures that the school has a robust strategic plan in place and is adhering to statutory legislation.

The Board of Governors provides both challenge and support to the Principal, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school, alongside the staff team. The Board of Governors is comprised of nominees from the Directors of Lagan College, the Department of Education, as well as elected Parent Representatives and elected Teacher Representatives.

The Principal is the Secretary to the Board of Governors.

Mr Francis Martin CBE

Chairperson and Directors’ Representative

Mr Martin joined the Board in 2007. He is Managing Partner of Forster Chase, based in the City in London, with 29 years' experience working at BDO Northern Ireland. He specialises primarily in the area of corporate finance. Mr Martin has been committed to the strategic development of Lagan College since 2007.

Mr Graeme Kane

Chair of the Finance Committee and Directors’ Representative

Mr Kane is a Finance Director with Punjana Tea, a chartered accountant with experience in both public practice and industry. He has been involved in training, education and development and applies this experience to his school governor role.

Ms Sheina Rigg

Directors’ Representative

Ms Rigg’s children all attended Lagan College. Ms Rigg is employed as a Social Worker for the Belfast HSC Trust. She is the Governor appointed to oversee Child Protection within Lagan College and she is actively involved in the rights of children and humanism.

Mrs Patricia Woods

Directors’ Representative

Mrs Woods is a keen supporter of integrated education and has also been Chair of the College’s Parents’ Council. She has over 30 years account management experience in private industry with a particular interest in marketing. Both of Mrs Woods’ children attended Lagan College.

Mr Adrian Harvey

Department of Education Representative

Mr Harvey is a Director of Trevor Smyth & Co Solicitors specialising in the area of criminal law. He has four children to which he devotes the majority of his free time. In his spare time, Mr Harvey also enjoys music and rugby.

Mrs Georgina Campbell OBE

Director Representative

Mrs Campbell retired from her work in the Northern Ireland Assembly as the Head of Governance. In recent years Georgie has worked with her local primary school assisting pupils with their reading and has been engaged in voluntary work.

In her leisure time Mrs Campbell enjoys local history, socialising, reading and cooking.

Miss Sarah Lightfoot

Department of Education Representative

Miss Lightfoot is a lawyer in the Public Prosecution Service of Northern Ireland, dealing with a range of criminal offences. She is a past pupil of Lagan College. In her spare time she enjoys travel, hiking and yoga.

Dr Scott King

Department of Education Representative

Dr King is an award-winning business growth advisor, entrepreneur, investor, published author and Chartered Engineer.  For over 20 years’ Scott has worked and travelled across the globe providing direction, assistance, and leadership to an ever-expanding list of multi-sectoral organisations, ranging from new starts to SME’s, globally recognised brands, and public sector organisations.

Mr Ben Searle

Director Representative

Mr Searle is a forest manager whose day job includes helping to plant new woodlands all across Northern Ireland. When not at work he is immersed in family life which increasingly revolves around three busy children and is a member of Christian Fellowship Church.

Mrs Laura Mulholland

Teacher Representative

Mrs Mulholland is Head of Senior School Teaching and Learning. She is also an ICT teacher in Lagan College. Mrs Mulholland was nominated to reside on the Board of Governors by the teaching staff.

Miss Jacqueline Rogan

Teacher Representative

Miss Rogan is Head of Year 14 and works as an Art Teacher in Lagan College. She was nominated to reside on the Board of Governors by the teaching staff.

Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson

Department of Education Representative

Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century US History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published numerous books, articles and chapters on the history of Islam in the US. Dr Gibson is a past pupil of Lagan College.

Mrs Corinna Crooks

Parent Representative

Corinna is the lead for youth delivery at peace building charity Co-operation Ireland, joining in 2010 after working in the education sector. Since then, she has steered a range of youth and education programmes at Co-operation Ireland and her focus is firmly on delivering quality youth programmes that make a real positive impact on young people and communities. Outside of work, Corinna enjoys spending time with the family, a good novel or crime drama and obsessing over her cat.

Ms Teresa Geraghty

Parent Representative

Teresa is a Senior Research and Development Officer for a children's charity. She is also a parent of two daughters, one currently at Lagan College and the other a past pupil. In her spare time, ,Teresa enjoys running, walking and reading.

Mrs Moira Matthews

Parent Representative

Moira is a civil servant currently responsible for Skills and Education in the Department for the Economy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and her interests include the arts, cooking for her family and vintage style.

Mr Philip Osborne

Parent Representative

Philip is an operational Firefighter within Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. He is married to Heather and they have two daughters who both attend Lagan College. Philip enjoys spending time with his family, usually involving their 2 dogs, touring caravan, watching his youngest daughter play rugby or his eldest daughter and dog competing in agility competitions.