Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy

Directors

Questions posed to Directors

 

Peter Vince, Foundation Director - Chair of the Board

Member of the Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Facilities and Human Resources Committees

Peter is a chartered Quantity Surveyor and Managing Director at a multi-site consultancy firm. With 38 years’ experience in the private sector, he is adept at project and change management, and believes he can support Lumen Christi identify and overcome challenges ahead. As a former student of St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter has lived and practised his Catholic faith in the local area all his life.

Appointed on 28th March 2015 by Archdiocese of Birmingham 

Declaration of Business Interests

  • Emmaus Properties Ltd.

Directorships currently held 

  • Emmaus Properties Ltd.

Membership of Professional Body                                                                                         

  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Charity Trusteeships

  • Edgbaston Priory Club - Board Member
  • Archdiocese of Birmingham - Trustee
  • Mother of God charity - Trustee

Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee                                                          

  • Mrs A Gannon (Sister) is a foundation representative on the School Standards Committee at St Thomas Aquinas School. 
  • Mr D Vince (Son) is Vice Principal at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

No other declarations made.

 

 

Bernard O'Driscoll, Foundation Director - Vice Chair of the Board

HR Committee

Bernard is currently Director of People & Culture for Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity. He has extensive experience across the private and public sector in Human Resources and in general management.  He is also the Governor of his local Catholic Primary School and is an active member of his parish of St Ambrose Barlow, Hall Green.

He has been a career long champion of active learning, and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and gained a Masters in Contemporary Theology through Newman College.

As an ex-pupil of St Thomas Aquinas, Bernard is delighted to contribute to the Board of Lumen Christi with his professional expertise in all aspects of business management and talent development.  His ambition is that all pupils and staff throughout Lumen Christi get the best possible opportunity to achieve their potential to the full for the good of themselves, the Church and the wider community.”

Appointed to the Board 14th March 2019 by Archdiocese of Birmingham

Declaration of Business Interests 

  • None declared.

Other School/Academy Positions

  • Chair of Governors, St. Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary, Hall Green

No other declarations made.

 

Matt Hill, Foundation Director 

Curriculum & Standards, HR and St. Joseph's School Standards Committees

Currently Head of Religious Studies for St Peters Catholic Secondary school in Solihull with responsibility for the delivery of the RE curriculum from Years 7-13 and for supporting and promoting Catholic Life and Catholic Worship in school and in the local community.  

Matt feels that he can support the academy in ensuring Catholic Education continues to offer life chances to young people from all social, religious and academic backgrounds.  He feesl that the Gospel values should underpin how young people and adults in our schools interact and learn together. 

Appointed on 15th March 2017 by Archdiocese of Birmingham

Declaration of Business Interests    

  • None declared.

No other declarations made.

 

Claire Simmonds,  Co-opted Director - Chair of the Finance & Facilities Committee

Audit and Finance & Facilities Committees

Claire is currently an Associate Director at Deloitte LLP working in the Audit and Assurance practice.  As a Chartered Accountant and member of ICAEW Claire has extensive experience as an external auditor supporting finance teams, Audit Committees and Governing bodies with technical accounting, financial reporting and risk management.  She has previously been a member of the Audit Committee at Halesowen College.

As a former pupil of Lumen Christi schools, and now as a parent it is really important to me that the current and future pupils are given every opportunity to be their best self, build a solid foundation for the future and have the confidence and faith to fulfil their potential.

Co-opted to the Board in16th September 2021 by the Board of Directors

Declaration of Business Interests    

  • None declared

Membership of Professional Body      

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales 

No other declarations made.

 

David O'Reilly, Foundation Director

Audit and Finance & Facilities Committees

Declaration of Business Interests

  • None declared.

Immediate family/close connections to governor/trustee                                                          

  • Mr W. O'Reilly (son) is the IT Network Manager St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School.

No other declarations made.

 

Denis Kenny, Co-opted Director

Denis has over 40 years experience in both industry and professional services.  He has held senior leadership positions with a number of blue chip organisations including being a partner with Ernst and Young, a Vice President with Capgemini, a Director with PWC and most recently the Purchasing and HR Transformation director for Jaguar Land Rover.  He has a passion for developing people and in particular leaderships skills based on the values of integrity, honesty and commitment.  He is currently a mentor to a number of leaders within business and runs his own learning and development company.

Denis is an ex-pupil of St Brigids and St Thomas Aquinas and says his Catholic education gave him a sound, values based, foundation for life. He is delighted to have been invited on to the board of Lumen Christi and excited by the opportunity “to give something back”.  He is motivated by ensuring every child attending a Lumen Christ school has a great education, enabling them to grow and enjoy the best possible preparation for life.

Declaration of Business Interests - Pending

 

Paul Collins-Smith, Catholic Senior Executive Lead (Accounting Officer)

Declaration of Business Interests

None declared.

 

 

 

  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

  • St Columba’s
    Catholic Primary School

  • St James’
    Catholic Primary School

  • St Brigid’s
    Catholic Primary School

  • St Paul’s
    Catholic Primary School

  • St Thomas Aquinas
    Catholic School

  • St Thomas More
    Catholic Primary School

  • St John Fisher
    Catholic Primary School