Rt Rev M Stock (Bishop of Leeds) Bishop of Leeds
Mgr P Grogan (Episcopal Vicar for Education)
Mgr P Fisher (Vicar General)
Board of Directors
The work of the whole Trust is underpinned by and focused on our values. First and foremost, we are a Catholic Trust and our role is to provide and safeguard the future of a World Class Catholic education for all the young people within our area. The Directors are responsible for the strategic direction which drives this forward.
The Trust Directors meet as a Board supported by Standards, Resources and Audit and Risk Committees. They receive regular updates on progress within all the academies and have overall legal responsibility for standards, finance, and admissions.
Meet our Chairs and Clerk
Mrs Antonia DorseyChair, Trust Board
Mrs Antonia Dorsey
In my role as a HR Business Partner I believe that I can be of great service to the Trust Board, particularly during this important establishment phase. In my employment I have to offer challenge and strategic planning to my stakeholders while offering solutions to situations and I feel this is a good fit with the Trust Board's requirements for a Foundation Director.
I am passionate about Catholic education in this area and believe we have a great opportunity in establishing the BPSMAT to make our schools great again. As a child I attended St Joseph's Primary, Halifax and later All Saints' High School, Huddersfield. I have 2 children currently attending St Joseph's Primary, Brighouse and 2 children who attended this primary before continuing their education at All Saints' High School, Huddersfield. Within the Church I help to deliver the weekly Children's Liturgy at both St Bernard's, Halifax and St Joseph's, Brighouse.
I recognize there are many challenges for schools today, particularly for Catholic education, and I hope to be able to contribute to make a difference for the future generation of schoolchildren
Mrs Karen DackVice Chair, Trust Board, Chair, Finance Committee
Mrs Karen Dack
Corporate business manager for a large consumer finance business. Operation manager for an academy trust with responsibility for property, strategic planning and procurement working closely with finance director. Experienced governor.
Mr Martin GonzalezChair, Standards Committee
Mr Martin Gonzalez
Senior council officer responsible for strategies relating to public activities and provision across Kirklees. Tribunal, legal and budgetary responsibilities including capital project management, and partnership development. Involved in local youth sports events. Experienced governor.
Mrs Clare KernanClerk to the Trust Board
Mrs Clare Kernan
After 32 years in the Leeds Diocese encompassing teaching, secondary senior leadership and Trust director of safeguarding, Clare has now semi-retired and become the Clerk for our Trust Board. Her years of experience and varied educational roles are of continued support to the Board and Catholic education.
- Rev Father Martin Kelly
- Rev Father Eamon Hegarty
- Mrs Emma Coughlan
- Mr Michael Callaghan
- Ms Joanna Grogan
To request a copy of Trust Board minutes please contact the Trust Governance Manager - David Hymas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To View the Register of Business Interests for the Trust Directors for 2022-23 & 2023-24 please click on the following link
To View the Register of Business Interests for the Trust Members for 2022-23 & 2023-24, please click on the following link
To View the Record of Attendance for 2022-23, please click on the following link
To View the BPS Directors Code of Conduct please click on the following link