St. Julian’s School is the financial and legal responsibility of the St. Julian’s School Association which was founded in 1938 as a cultural and non-profit making organisation whose sole objectives are to provide and support the provision of education.

The Association is made up of between 30 and 50 members who have been proposed by a Nominating Committee and have been voted in at the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

All revenues of the St. Julian’s School Association must be applied or reserved for the pursuit of its objectives.

All transactions relating to property are the sole responsibility of the Association.


St. Julian’s School is governed by a Board of Governors, whose responsibility is to oversee the operations of the school, ensuring that the school’s mission is fulfilled now and in the future.
The Board accomplishes this task by providing strategic direction, defining desired outcomes, governing through policy and monitoring overall progress.

The Board’s only executive role is to appoint the Head of School and the Bursar.

Board Members

The Board of Governors consists of a maximum of nine members, of whom three are required to be British citizens.

All members of the Board are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the St. Julian’s School Association from among the members of the Association.

The elected Governors serve for a term of three years and are restricted to a maximum of three consecutive terms in office.

The Governors assume this role on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated for their work.

Board Operations

The Board meets with the Head of School each month during the school year. In addition, the Board forms sub-committees with areas of specific responsibility, which meet with the School’s management team when required.

An annual forum is held when all parents are invited to meet with the Governors and the Head of School to discuss the school’s strategy, direction and policies.

The Board of Governors presents a formal report to the members of the St. Julian’s School Association at the Annual General Meeting.


Alan Johnson (Chair) is British, joined the Board of Governors in October 2016 and was appointed Board Chair in September 2019. Alan has been a member of the St. Julian’s Association since 2013, was on the Fiscal Board between 2013 and 2016, and is a member of the Board's finance and policy sub-committees. His daughter graduated from St Julian's in May 2018.
Alan recently finished his term as a Non-Executive Director of Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A. He was Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2012 to 2014 and currently chairs the company’s Internal Control Committee. He was the Chief Audit Executive for the Unilever Group, and also served as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever's Global Foods businesses. He worked for Unilever for 35 years in various finance and general management positions in Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Alan is a member of the Board and Deputy President of the International Federation of Accountants, is on the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council, and is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Department for International Development and chairs its Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

Clive Brooks is British, has lived in Portugal for more than 25 years and retired from KPMG after more than 25 years as a partner of which 12 years were as the senior partner of KPMG Portugal. Clive has been a Board member since 2007 and was Chair of the Board of Governors at St Julian's from 2008 until September 2019, with particular responsibilities in the areas of finance, audit and risk. Clive's two sons both attended St Julian's from the ages of three to eighteen, the youngest having graduated in 2005. Clive currently chairs the Board's infrastructure sub-committee.

António Casanova is Portuguese. António leads a fast moving consumer goods company and has previously held senior positions in telecommunications, banking, shopping centres and as a strategic consultant. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, MBA from Universidade Nova and AMP from Harvard Business School. He chairs the Supervisory Board of the Nova SBE Alumni Association and the Make A Wish (Portugal) Foundation and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Observador (the online newspaper). António's two children have been or are presently being educated at St Julian's. António's areas of governor responsibility at St Julian's include strategy and infrastructure.  

James Frost is British and for the past 27 years has worked in the developing and managing of the family property Quinta de Sant’Ana, building up three successful businesses. Prior to moving to Portugal, James served as an Officer in the British Army for seven years. James’ seven children have all been or are presently being educated at St Julian’s. James currently chairs the Board's alumni sub-committee.

Siobhán Keating is Irish but lived and worked in the UK from 1979 until her arrival in Portugal in 2001. Her background is in information technology within the financial services industry where she was on the board of Perpetual Investment Management Services Ltd and subsequently was appointed Director of Software with Invesco before retiring to Portugal. Her three children have all attended St. Julian's School and she was Chairwoman of the Parents' Association for three years. Siobhán's areas of governor responsibility include policy and discounts.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is Portuguese and a lawyer, with strong links to the school, being a former pupil, son of a former pupil, grandson of a former governor and now father of four pupils who have all attended or currently attend St Julian's. Filipe has been on the Board since 2007, where he has been involved in the areas of alumni, discounts and policy.

Teresa Roque is Portuguese, a former pupil and has two children at St. Julian’s. Teresa currently manages her family’s Holding Company, and has lectured at several universities in the fields of international economics and politics, having received a B.A. from Oxford (where she is also currently completing an Executive MBA) and an M.A. from SAIS, John Hopkins University. Teresa has been involved in several projects promoting education, including EPIS (Empresários para a Inclusão Social), a Portuguese NGO whose mission is to tackle the school drop-out rate in Portugal and of which Teresa is a founding and lifetime honorary member; Teresa was also vice-chair of the Horácio Roque Foundation and a member of the Strategic Committee of Nova SBE between 2010-14. Teresa has been on the Board of St Julian's School since 2016 and is a member of the alumni and strategy sub-committees.  

Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade is Portuguese and a former pupil, having graduated with an M.Eng with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland), followed by an MBA at MIT Sloan (Boston, USA). Miguel has been a member of the Executive Board of EDP since February 2012, and took on the role of CFO of EDP in 2018. Miguel sits on the finance and infrastructure sub-committees of the Board, and his children attend St Julian’s.    


ur purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.