Meet the Directors
Martin Farrell - Chair of Board of Directors
Martin is a senior manager in local government specialising in performance management, data insights and communications. With a background in finance and accountancy he is motivated by making a difference and has a reputation for leading teams that deliver impactful projects. He has a determination to succeed and enjoys working at pace and exploiting the latest technology to get things done. Martin has served as both a primary and secondary school governor, most recently as Vice Chair at SPH.
Patrick Burgess, OBE – Legal & Governance Director
Currently Chairman of Intu Properties plc. a large company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE100. Patrick trained as a lawyer and became Partner of a City firm of solicitors. Experience in constitutional or corporate governance, corporate charity and trust law, and financial experience which goes with all those involvements. Patrick has been Chancellor of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and is currently acting as the senior person in the Venerable Order of St John, reorganising the governance of that entity, which is an Order of the Crown. Patrick has also been High Sheriff of West Sussex.
Fr Daryl George
During 28 years of ordained priesthood, Fr Daryl has a great deal of experience of Catholic schools in the role of either chaplain or governor. Fr Daryl was part of the steering group, charged with the responsibility of forming the Bosco Catholic Education Trust. He has a licentiate degree in Canon Law and has a very good grasp of the Catholic Church’s law concerning Catholic Education. Fr Daryl has been involved in school appeals, appointing headtechers and other senior leaders, commissioning school support and bringing additional funding into schools.
Fergus Brotherton – Finance and Premises Director
Fergus has considerable experience of strategic level working for the Diocese in his former role as Financial Secretary (1986-2015). He has experience of charity accounts and was originally a civil/structural engineer, enabling him to contribute to building works and property management. His responsibilities as Financial Secretary for the Diocese included administering the Diocesan and parish accounts, trusts, investments, banking, payroll, personnel, insurances, some school and parish projects, property management and transactions, legal matters, tax reclaims, parish assessments, parish administration manual, civil law compliance and health & safety.
Tim Feast – Director of School Improvement
Tim has been involved with school improvement and governance for over 30 years, most recently as Head of Secondary Standards for a Local Education Authority. He works with a number of outstanding Catholic schools and is delighted to bring his experience and expertise to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust.
Anthony Moffatt – Director of School Improvement
Anthony has been involved with school governance for over 20 yrs, all three children have been through Catholic schools and on to university. Anthony has lead schools to outstanding and significant improvement, as he is passionate in ensuring pupils in schools achieve their potential. Anthony has supported the development of MAT structures and brings this expertise to Bosco.
Dave Carter – Chief Executive Officer, Head of School Improvement
Dave has been Headteacher of St Philip Howard Catholic School (SPH) for 8 years, taking the school from a position where it was placed in the bottom 25% nationally for progress to the position of top 5% nationally within 2 years. Graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (April 2016) and designated as a National Support School (October 2016), SPH has helped a number of schools locally improve outcomes. Dave is a National Leader in Education, undertakes pupil premium reviews as well as providing the leadership capacity to enable SPH to second staff to support other schools in need.
Jill Alcorn – Chief Finance Officer
Jill is currently Executive School Business Manager at St Philip Howard School. Her career began in banking before then taking a role in school, working as a Business Manager, initially in Primary phase and subsequently as a Secondary SBM. Jill has been SBM at SPH for 9 years. She has always been able to set balanced budgets and used limited resources well to significantly improve learning and teaching in school, having a direct impact on student outcomes.