Academy Trusts, similar to companies, have members who play a vital behind-the-scenes role in ensuring the Trust’s effective governance.

Members are the foundation of our Trust's governance structure. They hold the Trust Board to account for the overall performance and direction of the Trust, while ensuring it fulfills its objectives.

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Archbishop John Wilson, born on 4 July 1968 in Sheffield, has had a distinguished journey in his religious and academic life. He embarked on his path to priesthood at the Venerable English College, Rome, in 1989, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Leeds. His seminary training was enriched with a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Licence in Moral Theology from the Accademia Alfonsiana, leading to his ordination as a deacon on 13 July 1994 by Bishop Cyril Restieaux, and as a priest on 29 July 1995 by Bishop David Konstant. His early ministry included roles as Assistant Priest and chaplain across various parishes and institutions, demonstrating his commitment to serving the community through diverse pastoral and educational engagements.

Ascending through the ranks of the Church, Archbishop Wilson's contributions extended beyond parish duties to significant academic and administrative roles. Notably, his tenure as a Lecturer in moral theology at St Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw College, and his completion of a PhD at Durham University, underscore his academic dedication. His ecclesiastical journey saw him appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster in 2015 and later as Archbishop of Southwark in 2019 by Pope Francis, marking significant milestones in his service to the Church. Throughout his career, Archbishop Wilson has been deeply involved in education, evangelisation, and ecumenical dialogue, reflecting his broad vision for the Church's role in contemporary society.

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Monsignor Gerald Ewing, serving as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Southwark, plays a pivotal role in guiding the canonical and administrative processes within the diocese, acting on the Archbishop's behalf. Educated in London, his journey to priesthood began in 1973, culminating in ordination in 1981. With a rich background in ecumenical projects, chaplaincy, and education, alongside his academic achievements in theology, education, and canon law, Monsignor Ewing's extensive experience supports his dedication to the pastoral life and mission of the Archdiocese. His roles, both current and previous, reflect a deep commitment to the community, emphasizing personal contact with clergy, religious, and parishioners.

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Fr Victor Darlington has been a dedicated servant to the Archdiocese of Southwark since 2006, initially serving as Assistant Priest at English Martyrs Church in Strood and later as Parish Priest at Sacred Heart Church in Camberwell. His deep commitment to the Camberwell community was further recognized in 2019 when he was appointed Dean of Camberwell, a role he held until June 2022. In 2021, his leadership expanded as he was named Episcopal Vicar of the Commission for Promoting Racial Justice and Cultural Inclusion, alongside his duties as one of the presiding Deans of the South East area. Born into a devout Catholic family in Ibadan, Nigeria, Fr Victor's early calling to the priesthood was nurtured through his education at Saint John Bosco's College and seminary formation at Saints Peter and Paul Seminary in Ibadan, leading to his ordination in 1990.

Fr Victor's academic achievements include a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, and advanced degrees in Sacred Theology and Sacred Scripture from prestigious institutions in Rome. His expertise as a Biblical Scholar has seen him lecture extensively, both in the UK and internationally, focusing on the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Beyond his academic and ecclesiastical contributions, Fr Victor has been a vocal advocate against knife crime and for racial justice and cultural inclusion, leveraging community initiatives and parish-based projects to foster diversity and equality. His personal interests include long walks, spending time with friends, and enjoying a wide range of music, from afrobeat to classical.

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Bishop Philip Moger's journey to becoming the Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark began with his upbringing in Halifax, Yorkshire, and early career in banking before entering the priesthood. Ordained in 1982 for the Diocese of Leeds, he served in various capacities, including assistant priest, chaplain, and later as Dean of Leeds Cathedral, contributing significantly to parish and diocesan liturgical life. His appointment as Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in 2020 marked a notable chapter before Pope Francis named him Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark in 2022, with his episcopal ordination taking place in February 2023.

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Father Gerard Bradley, appointed as Episcopal Vicar for the South West Area in July 2022, brings a wealth of experience to his role. His background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Music from King's College London, ordination as a priest in 1991, and various positions such as assistant priest, full-time hospital chaplain, and formation staff member at St John’s Seminary. His responsibilities have spanned from spiritual formation to teaching Music and Liturgy, showcasing a dedication to both pastoral care and education within the church.

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