Goffs Local Academy Board

LAB Member Biographies

Donna Cooper: Member of the Board of Trustees for the Generations MAT and Chair of the Goffs LAB. Donna is an experienced Global Marketing Director working mainly with technology vendors and services companies. Mum to three boys with an avid and active interest in supporting the emotional health and well-being of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Steven Barnes: Steven is a strategic marketer and commercial leader operating in the UK and internationally within the Utility, IT and Financial Service Sectors. He has served on several not for profit boards, working closely with their leadership teams by providing clear advice, guidance and appropriate challenge to ensure that those organisations can strive to deliver the very best with the resources at their disposal.

Having also worked as a guest lecturer, Steven is passionate about Education and believes that every child has a right to a good quality education. He is committed to working closely with the Goffs team as we all strive to deliver the very best outcomes for each and every pupil.

Savvas Efthimiou: has a background predominately in the IT industry within the financial sector and is also the Chairperson for the Parent Committee of the Greek School operating out of Goffs Academy building on Saturdays.  As a member of the Goffs LAB and with one child attending the Academy, Savvas relishes the opportunity to work with staff and contribute to raising performance and helping ensure our students achieve their potential both academically and creatively.

Margaret Morrison: Freelance translator from French with a background in the food and tech industries. As a member of the Goffs LAB and with one child attending the Academy, Margaret has a keen interest in modern language education and school meal provision and is eager to support the schools in pursuing excellence across the board.

Imran Safdar: has 10+ years' experience in managing successful Law Practices. Including implementing agile working models, attaining quality system standards, using technology to improve customer experience and

increasing profitability.  Imran has a diverse experience of working in the IT Industry as a Relationship Manager in Banking and Finance, Pharmaceutical and SMB sectors, selling IBM solutions and managing relationships at the highest level, account planning and implementation of sales strategy.  Imran is a member of IBM Global Accounts for ABN AMRO, AMEX, HSBC and Citibank, and has diverse experience of working in the Legal services sector; managing the Operations and Business Development, managing the risk strategy and also improving relations with the major stakeholders and regulators.  Imran is passionate about working with the LAB members and Goffs Team to implement an outstanding learning culture.

Sanchia Moraes: is an independent executive coach and L&TD consultant.  She has specialist expertise in leadership development, talent and careers, culture change, conflict, and inclusion.  Before becoming independent, she held HR leadership roles at global law firms, chartered insurance firms, and investment management. Sanchia joined Goffs LAB in 2018 with a passion to make a difference.  She enjoys asking plenty of questions to stimulate positive change.  With two children at Goffs and being a British born Indian, she cares deeply about making Goffs Academy a great place to work, learn and belong.