Trustee Profiles

Mrs J. Murton

On leaving school, Julie trained as a pharmacy Dispenser working for Boots the Chemist.

After several years in the dispensary, she decided on a career change and joined a major airline, becoming a flight Purser, a post that she very much enjoyed.

She has two sons, both of whom attended OPGS. Whilst they were at the school, Julie joined the team of Exam Invigilators and became a Governor, serving for thirteen years, including six as Chair of Governors.

Her years of involvement have enabled a deep understanding and knowledge of Oakwood Park, and she continues to be committed to supporting the school, its staff and the students at OPGS in her role as a Member.

Mr T. Abbott

Tom is Director of Income Generation and Communications at St Christopher's Hospice in south east London and a trustee of two charities alongside his role at OPGS.
Tom was a pupil at Oakwood and served on  the Governing Board as a Community Governor for 7 years.  Tom is delighted to continue his relationship with, and contributions to, the school as a Trustee.

Mr S. Lake

Simon has just retired after completing 50 years in technology and commercial management where he worked with a number of public and private companies. He mentors a number of professional colleagues and has a passion for preventative medicine. He is the Chair of a local Medical Practice Patients Participation Group.   

He has two sons, one of whom attended OPGS. Simon was a school governor for 7 years and assisted in many different capacities including the provision of career guidance. He is an enthusiastic advocate for the school who has a special interest in sport, music and drama