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The Board of Directors

CAT DIRECTORS

NAME

PROFESSION

EXPERIENCE

GOVERNANCE

Christopher Borkowski

Founder and Managing Director SJI property development group since the 1990s, educated LSE.

Development Director to one of the major supermarket groups, Property Director of the Ladbroke Group, non-Executive director of charity Look Ahead, trustee and honorary treasurer of St Christopher’s Fellowship charity.

Councillor for a London Borough and Chairman of the Planning Committee.  A Governor of a number of schools in West London and Chair of West Acton Primary.  Foundation Governor at St Teresa’s

Brendan Byrne

IT Programme Manager, a Chartered IT Professional and Member of the British Computer Society.

Worked on large scale IT programmes across multiple sectors with experience in business management, change management, sales, programme and service delivery across different industry sectors including the education sector a children's liturgy catechist in the parish for many years.

A Diocesan Foundation Governor for 10+ years, and  Chair at St Josephs.  He has served on all committees and participated at some point in all committees.

Jim Coyle
(Chair)

Teaching and training, currently part time tutor at UCL and University of Buckingham for PGCE/QTS trainees, educated IOE London University BEd, MA Ac Dip Ed FRSA

Catholic secondary school teacher London Borough of Brent, Economics and Social Sciences subject manager University of London Examinations Council, Head of Education ILEX, Senior Manager Pearson, Director of Standards and Qualifications LLUK, Ofsted and Section 48 Lead Inspector.

Chair parish council St Joseph’s Wealdstone, Board Member Harrow Council Schools Standards and Effectiveness Committee, previous Chair St Joseph’s Primary Harrow, Chair Sacred Heart Language College, National Leader of Governance DfE, Regional NLG Advocate for West London boroughs RSC/TSA, Member Diocesan Governors’ Academy strategy and policy advisory group

Geraldine Higgins
CEO)

Headteacher of The Sacred Heart Language College for the past 12 years.

Building upon time as a Head of English Department and Head of year has undertaken various roles as a senior leader in Catholic education.

Worked for local authority as senior school improvement adviser.  Attached adviser to a range of primary and secondary schools. Had led school inspections across both phases.

Accredited school improvement partner. Worked with a range of governing bodies on Headteacher performance management.

Experience of providing training for governing bodies on aspects of their role including self evaluation and the use of data.

As Headteacher sits on all committees of the governing body at The Sacred Heart.

John Hamilton

Interim Management Finance professional BA (Hons) Economics, MBA - with expertise in business strategy, performance management, project/programme management and team management.

Career progression as manager in and across London Boroughs, London Development Agency and Whitbread PLC, In-depth experience of running Divisional support functions, instigating and leading challenging, new and novel projects to successful conclusions.

A parishioner of Wealdstone Parish. Foundation Governor at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, chair personal development & wellbeing and achievement Committees, lead governor for maths and SEN, member steering and pay committees, also chaired the resources committee. Member of the GB team presenting at Ofsted inspection.

Mary Mescall

Environmental Planner currently working in a town planning practice, specialist in all aspects of Environmental Planning and Assessment.

Management of large and complex environmental projects in support of significant planning applications, parent of three daughters at St George’s Catholic Primary School.

Chair of Governor’s at St George’s Catholic Primary school.  Sits on the Finance/Resources and Curriculum committees, director of the Harrow CAT board.

Neville Ransley

Teaching - Head of RE in 3 secondary schools; Deputy Head and Assistant Principal in two schools; Past Principal of St Dominic’s: Licenced Phil; BD; MA Theology; MA Education; PGCE

Parish Council; NWLCC Ltd Company Director; LBH Standing Committee on Religious Education; LBH Scrutiny Committee; Trustee of St Vincent’s Nursing Home, Eastcote.

Governor in three schools in the diocese:  -    St Dominic’s Chair of Quality and Standards.  Primary - St John Fisher: Chair of Curriculum and Catholicity; Chair of Resources and Chair of Governors respectively.     St Edmunds College, Ware - Primary through to Sixth Form: Chair of Curriculum.