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Meet the Governors

The governing body for Matford Brook Academy will be appointed for September 2023.

If you are interested in governance for our new and exciting all-through school, please contact our Clerk via We would love to hear from you.

  • Tony Jordan


  • Ms Catherine Gibaud KC, B Bus Sc (Hons) GDL (Law) Grad Cert (Psychology)


Tony Jordan


I was educated in Devon and have worked mainly in the South West, chiefly in education administration for Local Education Authorities and Children’s Services Authorities. I am employed as a business manager at a secondary school in a coastal town in Devon. After over 35 years involvement in education, my professional career is winding down now but my passion for education is undimmed. In my spare time I enjoy tinkering around with bicycles and sometimes even riding them. I am very excited to be appointed as a school governor to continue my work in education.

Ms Catherine Gibaud KC, B Bus Sc (Hons) GDL (Law) Grad Cert (Psychology)


Catherine Gibaud is a Barrister and KC, practising at Gray’s Inn, London and specialising in commercial litigation. Catherine was recently appointed as a part-time Deputy District Judge in Civil and Family law. 

Ms Gibaud has previously been a Governor of a federation of schools in the maintained sector and currently serves as a Governor of Exeter School and City Junior School in London. Married to a barrister, she has three children. The family are based in Devon, near Exeter.