Members and Directors

The Directors

The Members of the Multi Academy Trust (Bishop Alan Hopes, Monsignor Tony Rogers, Mr Fred Corbett, Diocesan Schools Director Julie O'Connor, and Chair of Directors Ruth Hollis) appoint the Board of Directors to ensure the MAT is run in accordance with its aims and object.


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

Register of interests - Members and Directors

Directors Attendance

2018-19      2019-20

The Directors are:


Flavio Vettese -

Deputy Director of the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia's Diocesan Schools Commission.

Peter Godfrey -

REACH Business Manager and Principal Consultant at Cambridge Environmental Assessments, part of RSK ADAS ltd.


Brian Conway -

Chief Executive Officer, previously Headteacher of Notre Dame High School.


John Prestage

Retired underwriter, specialising in risk management and audit. Governor experience at St John Fisher, Peterborough. Vice-Chair of the MAT Board.

Darryl Smith - 

Operations Director for YMCA Norfolk. Extensive experience in social housing, and homeless strategy and policy. Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Glen Batchelor

Wealth of experience and skills gained globally from various companies in technology and public sector procurement.


Ruth Hollis

Chief Executive, Spirit of 2012. Chair of the MAT Board of Directors.


Dan Mckeown

Headteacher of Coltishall Primary School, with extensive experience of leadership coaching and development.

Tom Waterworth

Retired Headteacher with wide experience of Catholic school leadership, education strategy and  development.

Phil Beecher -

Chief Operating Officer at a Norfolk MAT. Chartered accountant with wide experience of strategy, risk management, procurement and governance.

Gerry Batty -

Recently retired Executive Headteacher and CEO of the Wensum Trust. Passionate about narrowing the gap for less fortunate children.

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St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales at Notre Dame High School, Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3PB (Company Number 7913261)

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