Members of FCAT
Members of a multi-academy trust are similar to shareholders of a company, who have rights under relevant company law.
The members of Frassati Catholic Academy Trust are appointed by the the Diocese of Portsmouth, and ensure that FCAT adheres to it's founding principles.
Directors of FCAT
The Bishop of Portsmouth appoints Foundation Directors to bring a range of experience and skills to the board’s legal liability for financial oversight of the MAT, the welfare of staff and most importantly the safeguarding and broad education of all our children. These Directors may co-opt others to further strengthen the board.
The Board of Directors
David Masters: CEO. Head Teacher of St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School.
Kate Foreman: CFO. SBM of St. Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School and Nursery.
Hans Daems: Chair of Board. Foundation Director. Chair of Governors at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School. Hans works as the head of corporate communications and sustainability at a large Japanese company headquartered in the UK. He is also the chair of the board of CSR Europe, which is a networking organisation of 10,000 companies working together in the field of sustainability across Europe. He has been a governor for nearly 10 years. His skills are mainly in terms of leadership and strategy setting as well as people management.
Stephen Poulston: Vice Chair. Foundation Director. Chair of Governors at St. Francis Catholic Primary School.
Stephen Clay: Foundation Director. Experience in Information Technology, team leadership and recruitment. 8 years governance experience, current Chair of Governors at St. Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School.
Fr John Lee:Parish Priest at St Joseph’s Maidenhead and Foundation Governor at St Mary’s School. Has been a Parish priest for over twenty years. Holds a Masters Degree (MPS) in Pastoral Theology and is currently pursuing an MA in Bioethics and Medical Law. Also holds a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Healthcare Chaplaincy. Holds a number of curial responsibilities in the Diocese of Portsmouth: Chaplaincy Lead; Clergy advisor for Safeguarding. Recently appointed Chair of the Council of Priests by Bishop Philip Egan and is a member of the diocesan College of Consulters.
Fr Danny McEvoy:
Head Teacher from within FCAT to be appointed to represent the Leadership with the schools and pre-schools.