Governor Profiles


Mr Lyndon Jones  (Chair of Governors)

I retired in 2007 from the Forensic Science Service, where I worked first as an analyst/toxicologist, latterly on business projects in IT, finance, performance monitoring and Quality management.
I have been a Governor at St Ignatius’ for over ten years. I got to know the school when my wife worked there. She continues to support the school in a voluntary capacity, listening to readers and helping children with English as an additional language. I have no business  ,or  financial interests affecting this role.

Proudly, I am a father of three grown up children and grandfather of seven.
I am also parish treasurer for St Joseph’s Church, Withnell.

I really enjoy my role as Chair of Governors and hope to support the school, staff and pupils in many ways.

Mrs Jennifer Mein (Foundation Governor)

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I have been on the Governing body at St Ignatius’ for over 12 years, I am also a governor at Ribbleton Avenue infant School, supporting my local community is a key priority for me.
I am a mother of 4 children who all had the opportunity to attend university and graduate. I passionately believe access to an excellent education is every child’s right.
I hope that by being a governor at St Ignatius’, I can help staff and parents to get the best possible outcomes and attainment for our children. I have have no financial or business interests affecting this role.

Mr Adriano Petrylak (Parent Governor)


I am a Parent Governor for St Ignatius’ Primary School. My mother was Italian and my father was from the Ukraine. We have family history with the school. I was brought up in Deepdale with it’s multi cultural life style and diversity. I have seen many changes in that time to the school and the area but the school has always been a steady, positive influence.
I had a serious spinal injury which has led me to get involved in community work (as a volunteer) in Preston for over 16 years. I started by organising a DJ workshop in a few venues in Preston for over 2 years and I was recognised by many for my work with young people.
I also was a volunteer as radio presenter in Preston FM for 9 years.  In which we got involved with many events and actives throughout Preston. We dealt with many schools, associations, charities, theatres and events with all ages from young toddlers, to the disabled and elderly.
Like every parent in the St Ignatius’ family, we wish to see the best for the children and the school. I am a great believer in working in groups and teams to get things done and I look forward to working with many of you over the next few years.

David Kinvig (Local Authority Governor)


Hi, I am Dave and I currently have two job roles. My first role is as a manager with a disability service for Lancashire County Council. It is a busy day service over two sites where over 70 adults live with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities.  I have been with LCC in one capacity or another for nine years. My other work role is as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor. I work across the range of conditions although if asked me which work excites me the most it is my work with family, couples and eating disorders patients that I am most drawn to.  In my former life I was a retail manager for Argos working all over from St. Helen’s to Burnley and I did that for fourteen years. I joined as a local authority governor around twelve months ago. I have a large family with 5 brothers and four sisters. I am volunteer with Cruse Lancashire (bereavement charity) where I counsel bereaved people, supervise volunteers clinical work and I sit on the management committee.  In my  down time I love walking and developing mindfulness is a big part of my life. I hope all these things mixed together will help me to play an active and useful role in what is a great school.

Father John Millar (Foundation Governor)

I am the Parish Priest of St John XXIII parish, to which St Ignatius’ School belongs. I am also a governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School. In addition to my parish work I am chaplain to Cardinal Newman College and a member of the Board of Education and Formation for the Diocese of Lancaster.