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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

MAC Senior Executive Team

The Painsley Catholic Academy Senior Executive Team

The Painsley Catholic Academy comprises 15 schools. For more information please go to


Mr Stephen Bell

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bell has responsibility for the overall

strategic development of the multi-academy company. 

He regularly meets the Principal in each school and monitors the standards of teaching and

learning as well as the pastoral support available to each and every child.

Mrs Joanne Bradbury

Chief Operating Officer

Mrs Bradbury is responsible for all aspects of the business and finance

functions across the multi-academy company.  She works closely with the Principals, Accountant and School Business Managers to ensure that all aspects of the business meet legal and statutory requirements as well as achieving efficiencies which mean that finance is focused on teaching and learning within the schools.



                                                            Mrs Cathy Horton                     Mrs Gill Wretham


Deputy Chief Executive Officers

The role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer entails

supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer to achieve their strategic aims. 

They regularly visit schools and support Principals in addressing the school development needs

in order to achieve excellence in each and every school.