"How staff engage with children helps develop children’s communication and understanding of their and others’ feelings."
Ofsted - 2022

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

Retired accountant. Longstanding primary governor in Dunstable.

Claire Collins

Emerita Professor of Leadership, Henley Business School, University of Reading.   Executive Coach, Educator, Diversity and Inclusion expert, and Consultant in leadership and change initiatives.  

Catherine Davies

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

Maria Harty

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

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 Roles Appointed by Attendance 2022/2023  Interests Declared Other Governor positions
Mrs Catherine Davies 01/06/2016 Chair - Board Bishop of Northampton 6 of 7 None None
Prof Claire Collins 1 01/02/2020 Chair - C&O Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 None None
Mr George Brzyski 2 01/02/2020 Vice Chair - Board Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 GL Education Ltd
National Foundation of Education Research
Governor at Holy Family Catholic School, Langley
Mr James Horsted 2 01/02/2020 Chair - Finance Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 None None
Fr Kevin O'Driscoll 01/02/2020   Bishop of Northampton 3 of 7 None None
Mrs Maria Harty 1 01/02/2020   Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 None None
Mrs Maria Hindmarsh 1 01/02/2020   Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 None None
Mr Vincent Cheshire 2 01/02/2020 Chair - Audit & Risk Bishop of Northampton 7 of 7 None None
             
1 Member of Curriculum & Outcomes Committee        
2 Member of Finance Committee, Audit and Risk Committee        


Company Secretary and Clerk to the Board:  Mrs Maxine Gilmartin

To obtain a copy of Board minutes, please contact Maxine Gilmartin (mgilmartin@stcat.co.uk).