The members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the academy trust, with the ability to appoint the Foundation Directors and the right to amend the trust’s articles of association. Within our Diocese the members are usually the Bishop and Diocesan Officers.

Canon David Roberts

David Roberts is a priest of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. He has been advisor and teacher of adult education from 2000-2012 and, since 2012, the Episcopal Vicar for Education. In addition, David is a parish priest in the Wirral.

Bishop Mark Davies

Mark Davies is a British Roman Catholic prelate. He is the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury in the Province of Birmingham, England.

Damian Cunningham

Damian Cunningham has been involved in Catholic education for over thirty years and held a number of senior positions including Director of Sixth Form, Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum) and Headteacher of a secondary school in Stockport for over eleven years.

As headteacher, Damian led on several school improvement projects, which placed the school in the top 100 most improved schools in the country for two consecutive years. During his time as headteacher, Ofsted inspection judged Leadership and Management of the school to be “outstanding”.

Canon Michael Gannon

Michael Gannon is a priest of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Carol Lawrence

Finance Secretary for the Diocese of Shrewsbury