St Paul’s Community / Meet the Team

Ellie Sleeman

Ellie Sleeman - Director of External Relations

Ellie is the Director of External Relations. She heads up the St Paul’s Community team (which oversees relationships with parents, past parents and Old Paulines) and the Communication and Marketing Department, manages relationships with principal donors and supporters and develops the engagement and fundraising strategies for the school.

Ellie joined St Paul’s in 2017 bringing with her vast experience across the corporate, education and charity sectors including most recently senior roles at Wellington College and the Roundhouse.


Zeena Hicks

Zeena Hicks - Director of Communications and Marketing

Zeena is the Director of Communications and Marketing. Zeena manages communication, marketing and brand projects across the School including the implementation of digital communication platforms, the development of a cohesive School brand and liaising with media.

Zeena joined St Paul’s in 2015 to create the School’s first marketing department. Zeena has broad experience in the corporate, education and arts sectors, including senior management roles at Stagecoach Performing Arts Worldwide, Arts Educational Schools London and the University of Essex.


Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson - Associate Director, Pauline Relations

Alex is the Associate Director, Pauline Relations. Alex manages key relationships across the community and school from both an engagement and fundraising perspective. He also continues to be involved in the academic life of the school retaining his role as a tutor, interviewer in admissions and sits on the Education Executive.

After a brief career practising as a lawyer, Alex first joined St Paul’s in 1991 as a Classics Master, going on to hold the position of Director of Sport and then Senior Undermaster from 2001. Alex taught Latin, Greek and Ancient History for over 20 years running a similar number of classical trips to Italy and Greece, and was an integral part of the Sports department coaching Cricket, Rugby and Fives. Alex joined the St Paul’s Community Office in 2017.


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Ceri Jones - Head of Community Engagement

Ceri is the Head of Community Engagement. Ceri develops the events and engagement strategy for the whole Pauline Community. This includes events, stewardship, professional networking, young alumni engagement and volunteering. Ceri is a key point of contact for volunteer groups including the Old Pauline Club.

Ceri joined St Paul’s in 2015 to manage the alumni relations programme. Ceri has experience across the education sector including the University of Reading and the University of Westminster. 



Samantha Bushell – Development Manager 

Sam is the Development Manager.  Sam is responsible for implementing the fundraising strategy across the St Paul’s  School community, with a particular focus on the regular giving and legacy programmes. 

Sam joined St Paul’s in 2018 October from a similar role at an international boarding school in Surrey and has broad experience of alumni relations and fundraising in education. 


Andrea Hudson

Andrea Hudson - Operations Manager and Personal Assistant to the Director of External Relations

Andrea is the Operations Manager and Personal Assistant. Andrea leads the team's data strategy, develops enrichment projects and oversees gift management.

Andrea joined St Paul’s in 2014 and has a wealth of experience across the independent schools sector including Marlborough College, St James & The Abbey, RGS Worcester and Downe House. 



Jessica Silvester – Marketing Manager

Jessica is the Marketing Manager. She is responsible for key marketing support within the external relations department, helping deliver branding, website and social strategy for the school and fundraising campaigns.

Jessica joined St Paul’s in November 2018 from her previous role as Senior Marketing & Press Manager for the Royal Albert Hall. She is a Chartered Marketer with broad experience in the arts and media sectors. 


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Sarah Griffett – Events Manager

Sarah Griffett is the Events Manager. Sarah overseas the School’s Events programme leading on major school events, events processes and supporting the Parents’ Groups.

Sarah joined St Paul’s in August 2017 from the events team at Virgin Racing. Sarah graduated from the University of Winchester with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts.


Liv Levins

Olivia Levins - Engagement & Events Officer

Olivia Levins is the Engagement & Events Officer. Olivia is responsible for the day-to-day delivering of events management, volunteering, careers and networking programmes and donor care.

Olivia joined St Paul’s in October 2018 from Borderline, a charity which helps homeless Scots in Greater London. Olivia graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in Politics and International Relations in 2017.


Viera Ghods

Viera Ghods - Development and Alumni Administrator

Viera is the Development and Alumni Administrator. Viera is the first point of call for any queries about the St Paul’s Community programme and works on events, data and donor programmes.

Viera joined St Paul’s in 2009 as Campaign Administrator to support the Renewal Campaign. Viera previously worked in the charity sector. 


Eleanor Chownsmith - Communications and Marketing Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Eleanor is the Communications and Marketing Assistant. Eleanor is the first point of call for the Communications and Marketing Office and works on day-to-day social media, newsletters and publications.

Eleanor recently graduated from Goldsmiths with a Masters in Digital Culture. 

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