I am a Foundation Director for St Catherine of Siena (SCOS) MAC and a link director on the Our Lady & St. Hubert's Primary School Local Governing Body. My experience and qualifications include: 

- Cardiff University graduate with a 2:1 BSc (Econ) in History and Politics.

- ACII qualified - Degree level qualification in insurance and risk management via the Chartered Insurance Institute

- GDL – Graduate Diploma in Law (Law degree from the University of Law Birmingham).

- PGCE - University of Worcester

Knowledge and Skills/Area of Expertise:

I have extensive experience in education in a variety of posts which has allowed me to extend my knowledge and skills in the areas of Management, Leadership, Administration, Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

Currently completing ‘The Governance Leadership Programme’ provided by the Ambition School Institute. This is to help ensure we have the best structures and skills in place to support our current schools, and also develop and grow St Catherine of Siena MAC.

In addition to school governance:

Several years’ experience in Insurance and risk management.


Specialist experience of senior-level recruitment. Appointments included Managing Directors, Sales Directors and Finance Directors for the general insurance industry.


Part-time secondary school teacher for the last 8 years. During this period, also Humanities Lead Practitioner responsible for data across KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Dr. Danny Doyle is Senior Executive Principal of the Saint Catherine of Siena Academy, Head at Our Lady and St. Hubert’s primary school and Director of the SHAPE Teaching School Alliance in Sandwell. 

Danny is also a doctor of research for the University of Birmingham. His PhD thesis focussed on impact of academic frameworks and the National Curriculum on children’s development – especially boys, language development and writing attainment.

Caroline Caddick is the company Finance and Operations Manager. Caroline has a long service corporate background working in HR and account management. 

Sarah is the qualified Senior Accountant who is currently responsible for budget monitoring, reporting and analysis across the MAC. 

Stuart Green works across all MAC schools coordinating and supporting their ICT infrastructure, as well as supporting with curriculum development and procurement. 


Director roles and experience: 

Finula Foley – Foundation Director (Vice-chair)

Governor Experience:

I am a Foundation Director for the Catherine of Siena MAC and Vice-Chair. I chair the Strategy and Vision Committee and am a member of the Provisions and Outcomes committees. As part of the Pay Progression Committee I collaborate with the Finance and Audit committee. I am the elected director for Performance Management. I am also a Governor at Rose of Lima Primary School in Birmingham.

In addition to the above I have the following experience:

Twenty-six years as a Headteacher Governor in two schools.

Two years as a seconded Headteacher Governor in one school.

Six years as a Foundation Governor in one school

Four years as a Foundation Director in one school.


Knowledge and skills/ areas of expertise

My background is in Education, particularly Early Years and Primary:

Head of St Gregory’s School, Sandwell, Head of St Patrick’s School, Birmingham, Consultant Head at St Philip’s School, Sandwell. 


Providing every child with an education of the highest standard by ensuring:

The Catholic distinctiveness and ethos of the school, outstanding teaching and learning methods, secure policies and procedures, ongoing curriculum development, monitoring standards and data, awareness of financial regulations and procedures to ensure good financial management, strategic thinking and creative problem solving, recruitment and management of human resources, health, safety and safeguarding.


These skills enable me to help set strategies to ensure the objectives of St Catherine of Siena MAC are fulfilled and that each school within the academy will operate successfully.


What the day job is

I am retired after thirty-eight years in Primary Education.

Carol Ann Cullen – Foundation Director

Governance Experience

Appointed as Foundation Director for St Catherine of Siena Multi Academy Company in June 2016. I sit on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee. I have been a Governor at St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School for 5 years and I am currently the Vice Chair of the Governing body. I also sit on the provisions committee as the Chair.


Knowledge and skills/ areas of expertise


Business Management




What the day job is

I am a Manager within the Corporate Sector of Lloyds Banking Group and have worked for the company for 12 years.


Michelle Crawford – Staff Director


Governance Experience

Staff Director for the MAC

Staff Governor Representative for Our Lady and St Hubert’s Primary School



Knowledge and Skills/Area of Expertise

Extensive experience of school leadership, including Assistant Head and Deputy Head roles.


Currently Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Educational Trips Coordinator, Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Pupil Premium Lead and Wellbeing Lead.


PGCE in Special Needs and Inclusion


Senior Leader in Education in Early Years


Senior Leader in Education in Special Needs


Previous role as Ofsted Early Years Inspector


Extensive experience of early education including regulation and local authority inspection


Significant experience in child protection and domestic violence


Trained in PACE procedures linked to previous role as Regulation and Complaints Officer


The day job is

Head of School at Our Lady & St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School.


Christopher Hancox –Staff Director

Governance Experience

Appointed Staff representative of the Local Governing Body at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School on 1st November 2015. Also appointed Staff Director on 1st November 2016.

Knowledge and skills/ areas of expertise

Seven years of teaching experience in primary education. BA (Hons) in Physical Education and School Sport. PGCE in Primary Education KS1/2

What the day job is

Year 6 class teacher with responsibility for Religious Education and Physical Education.

Bernard King - Foundation Director 

Extensive experience in finance and portfolio management. 

Ian Bickley - Foundation Director


Governance experience
In addition to Foundation Director on the SCOS board, also Academy Committee Vice Chair at St Philips RC Primary, Smethwick.

Leanne Barrell - Co-opted Director 

Extensive experience in project management and business administration. 


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