The Members of the Multi Academy Trust (Bishop R Bryne, Mrs D Fox, Mr J Ledger, Rev S Lerche and Rev M Stempczyk) appoint the Board of Directors to ensure the MAT is run in accordance with its aims and objectives.
The Directors are responsible for:
- Ensuring the quality of educational provision
- Challenging and monitoring performance
- Managing finances and property
- Managing the Headteachers of each academy within the Trust
The Directors are:
Mr Daniel O’Mahoney Director (Acting Chair)
Daniel has been at the forefront of public relations and reputation management in the North of England for over 20 years. He is a founding partner of Bradley O'Mahoney Public Relations which was established in 1991 and has advised a vast range of clients in the public and private sectors. Private sector clients the firm has represented include large law firms and construction companies. Public sector clients include the local Universities and Councils.
Miss Jane Carlin Director
Mr John Deighan Director
Rev Adrian Dixon Director
Miss Carolyn Duffy Director
Carolyn began teaching career in 1979 and has worked in the field of education throughout that time. She has experience of leadership through Headteacher posts in four schools and has worked as Director of Schools for Diocese of Middlesbrough. This involved working with 7 Local Authorities, primary, secondary and independent schools on school improvement, re-organisation, Building Schools for the Future, recruitment and retention as well as governance.
Dr Catherine Emmerson Director
Dr Emmerson is a consultant specialising in Obstetrics And Gynaecology at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. She is Chair of Governors at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy in Sunderland.
Ms Helen Hardy Director
Helen is an experienced HR professional who specialises in sustainable business transformation, cultural change and business improvement. She has managed the transfer and integration of 12 acquisitions to an organisation and worked at HR Director level. Helen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Helen attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy as a student.