Our Directors

Business Interests

Please see the documents below for the terms of office, and Register of Business and other Interests of the Directors and Senior Staff.

DBMAC Declarations of Interests 2018-19
DBMAC Directors Attendance 2017-18


The Directors

Paul Concannon (Foundation Director)

I am Sales Director of a Pharmaceutical company. I have been involved in school governance for over 20 years as governor (Parent and Foundation) of a Catholic primary and secondary school. I was Chair of Governors at Blessed George Napier school in Banbury for 13 years and since we converted to a MAC in August 2014, I have been Chair of the MAC Board and Chair of the BGN Academy Committee.


Gerald Crown (Parent Director)

Parent of children attending schools at the DBMAC.


Canon Mervyn Tower (Foundation Director)

Canon Tower is the Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Headington, and a Canon of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He formerly worked in Banbury, where he was chaplain at the Horton Hospital, vice chair of governors at Blessed George Napier School and chair of governors and a governor at St John's Primary School.


Fraser Long (Foundation Director)

Fraser is currently Principal of Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Specialist Sports College in Banbury. The school is an academy within The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (MAC), of which he is currently Accounting Officer.


Adrian Waters (Foundation Director)

Adrian worked as a Director in the Financial Services industry for 23 years and is currently involved with investments and property. Adrian has acted as a school Governor (Parent and Foundation) for a number of years and is currently a Director of the Pope Francis MAC and vice-chair of the BGN Local Academy Committee.


Judith Schmidt (Foundation Director)

Judith trained as a lawyer and lived for many years in Oxford where she managed an academic journal. As a practising Catholic Judith has been very involved with the work of Marriage Care both locally as a counsellor and nationally as Chair of the Board of Directors. For twenty five years Judith was a magistrate on the Oxford Bench and sat in both criminal and family courts. Now retired and living in Witney, Judith is Chair of the Local Academy Committee of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School.


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