Governance

Association

St. Julian’s School is the financial and legal responsibility of the St. Julian’s School Association which was founded in 1938 as a cultural and non-profit making organisation whose sole objectives are to provide and support the provision of education.

The Association is made up of between 30 and 50 members who have been proposed by a Nominating Committee and have been voted in at the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

All revenues of the St. Julian’s School Association must be applied or reserved for the pursuit of its objectives.

All transactions relating to property are the sole responsibility of the Association.

Governance

St. Julian’s School is governed by a Board of Governors, whose responsibility is to oversee the operations of the school, ensuring that the school’s mission is fulfilled now and in the future.
The Board accomplishes this task by providing strategic direction, defining desired outcomes, governing through policy and monitoring overall progress.

The Board’s only executive role is to appoint the Head of School and the Bursar.

Board Members

The Board of Governors consists of a maximum of nine members, of whom three are required to be British citizens.

All members of the Board are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the St. Julian’s School Association from among the members of the Association.

The elected Governors serve for a term of three years and are restricted to a maximum of three consecutive terms in office.

The Governors assume this role on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated for their work.

Board Operations

The Board meets with the Head of School each month during the school year. In addition, the Board forms sub-committees with areas of specific responsibility, which meet with the School’s management team when required.

An annual forum is held when all parents are invited to meet with the Governors and the Head of School to discuss the school’s strategy, direction and policies.

The Board of Governors presents a formal report to the members of the St. Julian’s School Association at the Annual General Meeting.

Biographies

Clive Brooks (Chair) is British, has lived in Portugal for more than 25 years and retired from KPMG after more than 25 years as a partner of which 12 years were as the senior partner of KPMG Portugal. He has been a Board member since 2007 and Chair since 2008, with particular responsibilities in the areas of finance, and audit and risk. Clive's two sons both attended the school from the ages of three to eighteen, the youngest having left in 2005.


António Casanova is Portuguese. He leads a fast moving consumer goods company and has previously held senior positions in telecommunications, banking, shopping centres and as a strategic consultant. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, MBA from Universidade Nova and AMP from Harvard Business School. His two children attend St. Julian’s.

 

James Frost is British and for the past 25 years has worked in the developing and managing of the family property Quinta de Sant’Ana, building up three successful businesses. Prior to moving to Portugal, James served as an Officer in the British Army for seven years. James’ seven children have all been or are presently being educated at St Julian’s.


Alan Johnson joined the Board of Governors in October 2016. He has been a member of the St. Julian’s Association since 2013 and was on the Fiscal Board between 2013 and 2016. He has one daughter at the school.

Alan has recently finished his term as a Non-Executive Director of Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A. He was Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2012 to 2014 and currently chairs the company’s Internal Control Committee. He was the Chief Audit Executive for the Unilever Group, and also served as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever's Global Foods businesses. He worked for Unilever for 35 years in various finance and general management positions in Africa, Europe, and Latin America.


Alan is a member of the Board of the International Federation of Accountants, is on the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council, and chairs the Accountants for Business Global Forum of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants


Siobhán Keating is Irish but lived and worked in the UK from 1979 until her arrival in Portugal in 2001. Her background is in information technology within the financial services industry where she was on the board of Perpetual Investment Managements Services Ltd and subsequently was appointed Director of Software with Invesco before retiring to Portugal. Her three children have all attended St. Julian's School and she was Chairwoman of the Parents' Association for three years. Her areas of governor responsibility include strategy and bursaries and collections.


Filipe Lowndes Marques is Portuguese and a lawyer, with strong links to the School, being a former pupil, son of a former pupil, grandson of a former governor and now father of four pupils. He has been on the Board since 2007 and has legal responsibilities, as well as being involved in the areas of campus, bursaries and policy.


Jonathan Luxton is British and has lived in Portugal since 1984. In 2014 he retired from the Gulbenkian Orchestra where he was Principal Horn for 30 years. He was also Professor of Horn at the Escola Superior de Musica in Lisbon for more than 20 years. Jonathan's two children both attended St. Julian's for all of their education and now live and work in England. Jonathan has served as the Sports Representative for PACT as well as coaching St. Julian's rugby team.


Teresa Roque is a former pupil and has two children at St. Julian’s. She currently manages her family’s Holding Company. Previously she served as non-executive vice-President of Banif and Açoreana Seguros. She has lectured at several universities in the fields of international economics and politics. Teresa received her B.A. from Oxford University and her M.A. from SAIS, John Hopkin’s University.

Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade graduated with an M.Eng with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and an MBA by MIT Sloan (Boston, USA). He initiated his career at UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, where he worked primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions in various projects in European countries, including Portugal, as well as in Japan, Thailand and Brazil.

Miguel lived between 1994 and 2003 in Scotland, Italy, England, Portugal and the USA. In 2000, he joined EDP in the area of Strategy and Corporate Development / M & A and was the Director of this area between 2005 and 2009. During this period Miguel coordinated and managed various M&A and capital market transactions for EDP, including the acquisition of several companies that gave rise to EDP Renewables, the acquisition of Hidrocantabrico, the different phases of EDP’s privatization, EDP’s share capital increase in 2004, EDP Energias do Brazil IPO in 2005 and EDP Renewables IPO in 2008. He was a member of the Board of EDP Distribuição Energia from January 2009 to February 2012. Miguel was also a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of EDP Inovação, EDP Ventures, EDP Gas Distribution and Chairman of InovGrid ACE.


In 2012 he was appointed CEO of EDP Comercial as well as CEO and Vice-Presidente of Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico and Naturgas Energia. He is currently also Executive Board Member of Câmara Hispano Portuguesa of Comercio and Industria in Spain. He is a member of the Executive Board of EDP since February 2012 and his children attend St Julian’s.

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ur purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.