Academy Council

Lime Academy Hornbeam is governed by an Academy Council who meet six times per year, in line with the Lime Trust annual Governance plan.

Chair of Academy Council: Anesta Philaretou

Contact details for Chair: If you would like to contact the Chair of the Academy Council, please email the PA to the CEO, Kelly Smith at:

Academy Council Members:

Anesta Philaretou (Chair, Ravensbourne Parent Rep): Anesta is a long term foster parent, whose foster son attends Ravensbourne. She was born and raised in South Africa, and lived in Cyprus for 10 years before moving to the UK. Throughout her adult life, she has volunteered and worked with children in different capacities and settings.

Asim Mughal (Vice Chair, Hornbeam Parent Rep and Health & Safety Lead for the Academy Council): Asim has lived in Waltham Forest his whole life and is married with three children. His son has attended Hornbeam since 2009. Asim works as a team leader for an international food manufacturer and distributor called Grace Foods UK.

Shelley Eugene (Trust-appointed Governor): Shelley is a true Londoner and was born and raised in the big smoke, where she still lives. She has two daughters in secondary school, who work hard at keeping her constantly on her toes. Her passion is closing the inequality gap and improving outcomes amongst the most vulnerable. She works as a public health professional in the NHS and is also currently undertaking a MSc. She truly values the importance of education and believes that we never stop learning – whether young or old! She is at her happiest when lugging her backpack and children on a world adventure. When she is not globe-trotting, studying or working, she is usually ‘attempting’ a new home improvement project.

Stuart Marshall (Trust-appointed Governor and Finance Lead for the Academy Council): Stuart is the Group Sales Manager for a leading Loss Assessing Company, who are currently the fastest growing assessors in the UK and won Loss Assessors 2020. He runs the UK sales team, which involves lots of travelling. He was previously the Chair of Governors at the Gateway Academy in Thurrock, where he oversaw a successful Ofsted visit which resulted in the academy gaining a higher Ofsted rating and having very positive feedback.

Minaar Hansi (Trust-appointed Governor and Lead Governor for Pupil Outcomes): Minaar joined the Academy Council as a Trust-appointed Governor in September 2021. She is originally from North London and built her career after taking the apprenticeship route following the completion of her A-levels. She has worked in a variety of sectors since then, such as healthcare, social care and education. She spends her spare time conducting career workshops for KS3+. Her interests include the Art of Patisserie and travel, as well as a variety of sports. 

Ellen Martins-Olatunde (Trust-appointed Governor): Ellen joined the Academy Council as a Trust-appointed Governor in September 2021. Ellen is an award-winning Career/Business Coach, Author and IT Consultant who is passionate about Helping Other People Evolve (H.O.P.E). She has inspired others in a variety of ways inside and outside of the corporate world, including writing and performing thought-provoking poetry, broadcasting an inspirational radio show and coaching people through redundancy. She has advised on boards previously and is a Trustee for a charity that builds schools for orphans in Rwanda. She has previously worked in education and delivered inset days and creative writing workshops in prisons, schools and mental health institutions. 

Rachael Holland (Trust Staff Rep, Safeguarding Lead for the Academy Council): Prior to her current role as Interim Deputy CEO and Director of Education for Lime Trust, Rachael was a Headteacher with the Trust for 3 years. She has over 25 years’ teaching experience, has taught throughout the primary age range, was a SENCO for a number of years, as well as a Local Authority moderator. She successfully managed and led the academisation process at Lime Academy Abbotsmede and the school has seen improvements in outcomes at all key milestones as a result. Her qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Law, PGCE, SENCO accreditation, NPQH and she is currently studying for the NPQEL qualification.

George Lambrou (Lime Academy Hornbeam Staff Rep): George is an Assistant Headteacher.

Nadine Jones (Lime Academy Ravensbourne Staff Rep): Nadine is a Teacher and EYFS Phase Leader.

Gillian Walsh (Lime Academy Forest Approach Staff Rep): Gillian is a Teacher and secondary Phase Leader.

Lime Trust Governance: To view details of how the Lime Trust and its academies are governed, please click here.


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