Daniel Copley - CSEL/CEO


Nicola Godwin - CFO


Catherine Anderson - Chair of Directors

Catherine graduated with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management from the University of Strathclyde. Since then she has been involved in education for over 30 years. She worked for Oldham Education Department for 10 years and then moved into Higher Education where she retired as the Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Liverpool in 2014. She has been a Foundation Governor of Mount Carmel RC Primary School, where she went to school, for 27 years and is currently the Chair of Governors. She is the Chair of an Education Trust in Liverpool and is a Foundation Director of St Theresa of Calcutta CMAT. She has a wealth of experience as a Non-Executive Director and is currently a NED in an NHS Foundation Trust hospital. She is also a Director and Partner in her own management consultancy business as well as a small construction firm.

In her spare time she is a keen sailor, following in the footsteps of her father who was in the Royal Navy. She also loves cooking and entertaining friends and family.



Lynne Tommony - Director

Lynne has a degree in Modern Languages and an extensive background in education in both secondary and primary schools. She has worked as a consultant at local, regional and national level and has been independent since 2011.

A Foundation Governor since 2004, she was Chair at a Catholic secondary school for 7 years. She was also a Community Governor at a primary school and has served on two secondary school IEBs, both leading an academy conversion process. She was a Cohort 1 National Leader of Governance (NLG), and has NCTL accreditation, qualifying her to conduct External Reviews of Governance (ERGs). She now has a wide experience of these in all different school contexts, with a strong record of positive impact.

Within the Diocese of Salford, as well as her current role as CAT Foundation Director, she has served as Vice-Chair at a Catholic primary school, and as an IEB Member at a Catholic high school, where she has remained after academy conversion as Vice-Chair of the LGB. On occasion, she has been appointed as an Additional Governor to sit on a disciplinary panel. In addition, as well as being a Trustee of the Diocesan Schools Building Project, she is the Diocesan Leader of Governance and a regular trainer, presenting at conferences and providing tailored, sustained support and developmental training for governing boards.

She believes firmly in the value of faith education, and that school-to-school support and the sharing of good practice is the most effective way to improve pupil outcomes.

Chris Glennon - Director

Chris has been a qualified teacher for 25 years. During this time he has held the positions of Head of a large Science Department, Assistant Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form and he is currently the Senior Deputy Headteacher  of the largest Catholic High School in Liverpool Archdiocese. Chris has significant experience of governance in educational institutions and he has held the position of the Vice Chair of Governors in a Catholic Secondary School in Trafford. His areas of responsibility are linked with Quality of Education, curriculum development and quality assurance within a variety of different settings. Chris is also the Chairperson of a working party of Deputy Headteachers looking into curriculum innovation. As a practising Catholic Chris absolutely committed to both developing and supporting Catholic Education.


Alison Burrowes - Director


Gerard Greenhalgh - Director


Michael Jaffrain - Director



Colin Mason - Director


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