Directors

Directors are appointed by the Bishop of Northampton and are all practising Catholics.
Jerzy (George) Brzyski

George has worked at senior level in international companies. Set up and ran a company in Poland. 

Vincent Cheshire

Accountant. Longstanding primary governor in Dunstable.

Claire Collins

Professor of Leadership at Uni of Reading / Henley Business College.

Catherine Davies

Catherine served as the Chair of the St Alban Catholic Academies Trust and has extensive experience in business.

Elizabeth Duffy

Former Secondary Headteacher and Assistant Director in the Dept of Schools, Archdiocese of Westminster. Formerly Chair of St Peter Catholic Academy Trust.

Brian Greene

Longstanding and very effective Chair of Governors and businessman with his own company.

Maria Harty

Primary Chair of Governors and Chair of the Buckinghamshire Catholic Schools Partnership.

Maria Grazia Hindmarsh

Solicitor, longstanding Governor of Catholic Schools, MAT Director experience.

Jim Horsted

Significant experience and expertise in Human Resources over long career, and experience as a primary governor.

Fr Kevin O’Driscoll

Longstanding Governor of Catholic Schools and MAT Director, Parish Priest at Holy Family (Slough), Dean.

Declarations of business interests will be posted below and updated below as the appointment of Directors are confirmed over the course of the academic year.

Name

Date of Appointment

Appointed By

Date of

Leaving

Attendance

Interests Declared

Other

Governor

Positions

Dr Elizabeth Joanna Gertrude Duffy

Chair 

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mrs Catherine Davies

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

D

2/2

None

None

Professor Claire Collins

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mr Jerzy Bryzski

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mr James Horsted

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Fr Kevin O’Driscoll

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mrs Maria Harty

 01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mrs Maria Grazia Hindmarsh

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

Mr Vincent Cheshire

01/01/2020

Bishop of Northampton

 

2/2

None

None

 

Clerk to the Board of Directors:  Mrs Jacqueline Cope

The Clerk to the Board of Directors is Mrs Jacqueline Cope.  She has extensive experience as a Clerk to a number of schools’ LACs/governing bodies and was Clerk to the Board and Company Secretary at the St Peter Catholic Academy Trust in Slough. She brings to her role a deep understanding of governance and finance and is ideally placed to support the board on regulatory matters.

She is also Company Secretary of the Trust.