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 2017-18.pdf
DBMAC Register of appointment and attendance details of the Directors


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.


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David Forster (Foundation Director). Chair since December 2014.

I've worked in secondary education for over 20 years, and am now a senior teacher in a Catholic private school in Oxfordshire. I was Chair of the Governors at St Gregory the Great before the formation of the MAC, and of the Academy Reps until December 2014, and also have experience as Trustee of registered charitable trusts.


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.


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Peter Morrissey FCMA, CGMA (Foundation Director)

Business Consultant providing financial services to Academy schools and Businesses.

CIMA Member in Practice with Project Management and Risk Management qualifications.

After over 20 years in industry has now been working for over 6 years in education.

Practicing Catholic actively involved in supporting finance activities within the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Wide experience of Financial and Regulatory reporting, Performance improvement, Risk management, Forecasting and Planning, Provision of accounting Systems and Services, and Internal and Pension Audits.



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