Meet the Governors

Our governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. They hold our leaders to account for the educational performance of our pupils, and the performance management of staff. They oversee financial performance and make sure our money is well spent.


Samantha Lloyd – Chair of Governors

SAMANTHA%20LLOYDI have been involved in education as a Governor for most of the time I have been

living in Hackney. I am also a Governor at Mossbourne Community Academy.

I am excited that we have the opportunity to create an amazing school with an

interested and engaged community on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.






Tracy Baskin – Governor

Tracy BaskinHi, I’m Tracy Baskin. I live locally and watched from my apartment as the Olympic site developed.

This makes it very exciting to have been a Governor at Mossbourne Riverside since the Academy

opened. To be involved from the beginning and watch it grow is a huge privilege.


I have been self-employed for over 20 years as a Beauty Therapist so am flexible to act as a volunteer

for school outings. I was brought up in Loughton, Essex.





Andrew Cartwright – Governor

Andrew Cartwright

My name is Andrew Cartwright. I joined MRA as a Governor in 2015 as nominated by the Grocers Company.

I am also a member of the Mossbourne Federation Finance Committee.


I am a retired banker, and worked previously in Singapore, Amsterdam, and in the US, as well as in London.

Now I’m involved with several organisations engaged in education, children’s affairs and international development.

One of these roles has taken me quite frequently to the Solomon Islands.


I was brought up in Bristol, now live in Barnes, and have five children who have all left home.



Amanda Bathurst – Governor

Amanda Bathurst

Hello, I am Amanda Bathurst and was appointed a Grocer Governor in 2015 and I am a link Governor

for Special Educational Needs.


I studied performing arts for three years at the Webber Douglas Academy and have worked in theatre,

television and film.


I am involved with several different organisations which has given me varied experience in many areas.

I am also a Trustee of the CAIRN Trust, a charity educating children in rural Nepal.

I am married with three children. I am delighted to be a Governor of this new and exciting school and I look

forward to seeing it expand and flourish over the coming years.



Dr Paul Brickell – Governor

Paul Brickell

Paul trained as a molecular biologist, set up and led a research group studying embryonic development and leukaemia

and was from 1995 to 2002 Professor of Molecular Hematology at the Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital,

where he established a highly successful interdisciplinary childhood cancer research department.


Paul completed a career change in 2002 in order to contribute to the gathering regeneration of his ‘home town’ of East London, first as

Director of Regeneration and Chief Executive of the Bromley by Bow Centre and then as Chief Executive of Leaside Regeneration.


Paul joined the London Legacy Development Corporation as Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships in 2011.

The Development Corporation’s role is to maximize legacy for East London and East Londoners by promoting the physical, social,

environmental and economic regeneration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area.



Rex Regan – Parent Governor

Rex Regan

My own career is a long way from education. I work in IT – in databases – trying to understand a client’s business

and to glean the most value for it from their data. But I grew up the son of two teachers one of whom was the Head Teacher

at a pupil referral unit and the other in primary education.


I am interested in an education system that is worthy of all our children’s potential and have wanted to be a school governor

since becoming a parent. I’ve lived in Hackney for over two decades and love the variety of people here that equals anywhere in the world.

I want MRA to be among the best places to learn and to teach in the country.


Liz Bosanquet – Parent Governor

Liz Bosanquet 2

Hi I am Liz Bosanquet. I am a parent governor and came into the role in 2017. I have two children; one is already at Mossbourne

Riverside and my other will be starting next year. I applied for the role of governor because I am really interested in Mossbourne’s

approach to education and felt I could offer another useful perspective in the conversation about how to ensure all children at Mossbourne

are able to reach their potential.


I have practised as a Social Worker for 11 years, mostly within the field of child protection. I now run a social work training company and help

social workers to develop skills in working therapeutically with families. All families are special and unique and I have a strong belief that

parents and care givers need to be supported with difficulties that they may experience. I hope to use this experience to contribute to making our school a place where

all our children can succeed.