The Board

The Board of Directors meets regularly.  It consists of up to eight Foundation Directors who have been appointed by the Diocese.
You can use the links below to find out more about each Director.

Additional Information about Founder Members can be found below the Board of Directors.


Board Membership

Foundation Directors

Brendan Fawcett


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Eleanor Barry

Vice Chair

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Ian Jones

Co-opted Director

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Julie Fulea

Foundation Director

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Victor Bellanti

Foundation Director

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Dean Kavanagh

Foundation Director

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Founder Members

Eric Kirwan, Member (
Chief Operating Officer for Archdiocese of Birmingham
• Director, SnapVision
• Board of Directors Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Company, St Benedict’s High School

Canon. Jonathan Veasey, Member (
Parish Priest of Sacred Heart and Holy Souls
• Priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
• He trained for the priesthood at St. Mary’s College Oscott and completed his studies at the Catholic
University of Leuven, Belgium.
• Since 1994 he has worked with the Catholic Schools’ in the Archdiocese of Birmingham serving as
Primary School RE Adviser.
• Served as Director of the Diocesan Education Service.
• In 2011 amalgamated the Diocesan Department of Religious Education and the Diocesan Schools’
Commission into one organisation and served as the Director of the Diocesan Education Service
until 2018.
• Continues to lead the Diocesan Academy Strategy as Chair of the Diocesan Academy Strategy

Peter Vella, Member (
Trustee, Archdiocese of Birmingham

• Appointed by Archbishop of Birmingham

Jacqui Francis, Member (

Trustee, Archdiocese of Birmingham

• Trustee of The Cole Charitable Trust
• Trustee of The Birmingham and Midland Institute
• Appointed by Archbishop of Birmingham

Chris Loughran, Member (
Trustee, Archdiocese of Birmingham

• Director of Avalanche Capital Limited
• Employee of Trafalgar Workforce Solutions, providing services to Deloitte LLP.
• Director of two family companies; Luchrain Investments Limited and Luchrain Trading Limited.
• Director of Portway Community Rugby Limited, a company limited by guarantee, owner of the land on which Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Football Club play.
• Trustee of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

• Trustee of CBSO Development Trust
• Trustee of The Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s charity

Kari Ann Gordan, Member 
Trustee, Archdiocese of Birmingham

• Director and part owner of ITG Resources Limited
• Appointed by Archbishop Bernard Longley

For all Members the correspondence address should be:

Cathedral House,

St Chad’s Queensway,


B4 6EX

Terms of Office

Terms of Office 2023/2024

The Board has three Core Committees

  1. CC1: Finance, Audit, Resources and Premises
  2. CC2: Strategy, People and Organisational Development
  3. CC3: Quality Provision, Performance & Standards

In addition there is a Committee of Principals that also reports in to the Board, this is chaired by the Catholic Senior Executive Leader, Mrs Helen Quinn.