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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors Information Page

Leigh Smith


Joint Chair of Governors

I am Leigh Smith. I live in Braishfield and have 2 young children who attend Braishfield school. This is my first role on a school governor board having joined as co-opted governor member of the Finance and Resources Committee at the end of 2019 and I am very much looking forward to this new challenge helping to support the school.
My working career was focussed on the International financial sector, where I worked extensively across Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far and Middle East leading large scale IT and technology programmes. Relevant experiences I bring to the Governing body include change and programme management, contracts management and procurement, budget ownership and people management.

Evelyn Lallo




I am passionate about education and committed to contributing positively to the development of a local school community. Having been actively involved in my sons education, I understand the pivotal role that education plays in shaping the future of individuals and enabling every child to achieve their potential. As a school governor, I aim to bring my skills gained from my career in IT Program Management, such as strategic planning, communication, budget management to help the school achieve its required objectives. I believe in an inclusive and supportive learning environment that supports the needs of every student while collaborating with fellow governors, teachers, and parents to ensure the school's policies align with the best interests of the students.

Joy MistryHi, I am Joy and have currently got two kids at Braishfield Primary and one who has recently finished her primary education at Braishfield Primary school.  I have lived in Romsey for 10 years now and look forward to serving on the governor’s body at Braishfield Primary school as a parent governor. 
Roger Kilgannon


I spent nearly 40 years in education first as a class teacher, a deputy-head and then to a headship of a one-form entry Primary school in north Hampshire. A second headship of a five form entry Middle School in West Sussex was followed by my appointment to the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service as a Primary Phase Inspector. As a registered Ofsted Inspector I led or was part of a team inspecting schools in Hampshire, Berkshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of White.


Throughout my time in education I have been passionate about helping schools to inspire in children the love of learning. This has entailed looking critically and supportively at classroom practice, the learning environment in a classroom and the vision and values that a school sets itself.


Julie Holland

Joint Chair of Governors

I rejoined the Governing Body as a co-opted governor and member of the curriculum committee in September 2022, having previously been a parent governor for 6 years.  I have one child in year 6 and my older child also attended Braishfield.  I am excited to bring my previous experience of being a governor to help and support the school to further teaching and learning for all our children.  




I joined the board of governors in September 2022 as a parent governor and as a member of the Resources Committee. I have one child who attends Braishfield Primary School, and my wife and I have lived in Romsey for over ten years. I very much look forward to helping the school and supporting the local community in this position.

I work full time as an executive of an energy company, which includes involvement in the setting of the strategic direction of the company and the management of financial risk, and I am a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant.   

Phillip Jones 

My son currently attends Braishfield primary school and hopefully my daughter will join him in a couple of years. I feel it is important to support the school in anyway and to maintain the high standards it currently offers.

I have experience in decision making, risk management, budget management, people management and HR issues. I work with communities, key stakeholders and partners daily.