Graeme Viljoen – Parent Governor
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and came to London in 2000 on the crest of the dot com bubble, to help set up and build an online business. Along with my wife Thandi, we’ve now been resident in the UK for 16 years and we’ve become UK citizens. Our two children, Edie and Leo, have been at school with St Marys their whole school lives, from back when it was still the infant school, to how it is now – one great organisation.
I have enjoyed seeing how our two children have grown and flourished at St Mary’s, and how hard the school works to continually improve itself, never resting on it’s laurels. I felt I would like to become a part of the community that strives to continue this positive development. I have only been a parent governor for two months, but from the start, I’ve been impressed with the level of commitment and hard work each of the governing team puts in. I’m
looking forward to bringing some of my skills to this team and to help St Marys tell more of it’s success story.
My day job consists of directing an online recruitment platform for the veterinary industry, and also as tech lead for a London based online brand consultancy. I am a keen road cyclist and enjoy taking part in various sportives around Europe in the Spring and Summer. And yes, I have a funny cyclist tan!