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The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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MAC Senior Executive Team

The Painsley Catholic Academy
Senior Executive Team

The Painsley Catholic Academy comprises 15 schools. For more information please  visit:

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 meets 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.