Saint Gabriels College

We Will All Fulfil Our Unique, God-Given Potential

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We are fortunate to have a strong and active governing board, genuinely interested in the life and work of the college and all who work and study here.

Peter Truesdale

Peter Truesdale is the son of a head teacher and the Chair of Governors at Saint Gabriel's College. He has been a resident of Kennington and a member of the congregation at St John the Divine for 40 years. He is also Chair of Governors at St John the Divine Primary School.

At work he advises major companies on social, environment and governance matters. He was a member of Lambeth Council for 20 years- and its leader for 4 years.

Peter is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2015 he was awarded the OBE for his community and political services.

Fr Mark Williams

Fr Mark Williams is vicar of the local parish of St John the Divine, Kennington. Before moving to the area, Fr Mark worked for 10 years in Walworth, where he was director of a social action centre and vicar of the Parish.

He has served as a governor of a number of community and church secondary and primary schools, and has been a member of the Diocesan Board of Education. He is passionate about young people having the best of opportunities and fulfilling their potential, and is ambitious for the future of Saint Gabriel's College. Fr Mark is a keen musician.  

Andrew Berwick

Andrew grew up in Elephant and Castle close to St Gabriel's College, and was a pupil at one of its feeder Primary Schools.

Andrew has worked in education and with young people for 15 years. He started his career as a secondary school English teacher and then moved on to run a widening participation charity, The Access Project. Andrew now works as a consultant supporting youth sector organisations to develop and execute strategy.

Andrew joined the governing body in early 2021. He is passionate about ensuring all young people have great opportunities to succeed at school and beyond.