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Catch22 Charity Trustees

Jim McKenna, Chairman of Catch22, Voice of Catch 22 Member of the MAT

Jim McKenna is Chairman of Catch22 and represents the charity as a member of the Multi Academies Trust.

Jim is also Chairman of Poweroasis Ltd and Arkivum Ltd. He was previously Chairman of Azzurri Communications, Chairman of Sidonis Ltd and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Parsons Brinkerhoff. He also chaired the Board of Governors at the University of East London and was the initial Chairman of the Adab Trust. He also served as a member of the Governments Senior Salaries Review Body and the Permanent Secretaries Remuneration Committee.

Jim worked for Logica Plc for 15 years and was its Chief Operating Officer. He previously worked for GEC-Marconi and the Plessey Company.


Chris Wright, Chief Executive of Catch22, Member & Trustee of the MAT

Chris Wright is Chief Executive of Catch22. He leads the team of 1,800 staff and volunteers that in 2014/15 supported 41,722 people in over 100 locations.

Chris originally trained as a probation officer and in 1999 established Nottingham’s first multi-agency Youth Offending Team. From there he moved to the Youth Justice Board as Head of Performance where he led on developing and implementing a performance management framework for the Youth Justice System. He joined Rainer, which became Catch22, in 2006.

Chris is an advocate for the social enterprise sector playing a key role in the delivery of public services. As a result, Catch22 is known both for its innovative and collaborative approach to justice, education, employability and social care.


Elaine Bailey, Trustee of Catch22 Charity, Member of the MAT

Elaine Bailey is CEO of Hyde Housing and a member of the Catch22 multi Academies Trust.

Previously Managing Director of Serco Home Affairs, Elaine led the business unit responsible for prisons and immigration centres, work programme, electronic monitoring and prisoner transportation. Home Affairs also shares a number of contracts with AMEAA and Elaine herself was instrumental in Serco’s entry into the international corrections and immigration markets.

Elaine was with Serco for 12 years, working in a variety of roles in the offender management space across both operations and business development. Prior to this, Elaine was Director of Security in Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). Elaine’s first career was as a civil and structural engineer and she worked in the construction industry for 15 years. After taking an MBA at Imperial College in London and the University of Chicago she joined HMPS as Head of Construction Services, where she delivered their largest and fastest – ever building programme to increase the capacity of the estate at a time of unprecedented growth in prisoner numbers.

Skills: Elaine brings business, governance, financial, asset management, health & safety, marketing and strategic relationship building expertise to the MAT.


Fran Pollard, External Trustee of the MAT

Fran Pollard is the former Deputy Chief Executive of Catch22 and is an external Trustee of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.

Fran has extensive senior executive experience, having previously assumed the day to day responsibilities of running the Catch22 charity. Her range of line management experience includes directly overseeing the functions of Bidding and Solutions, HR, H&S, performance & audit, facilities and IT. In addition she also directly oversees a range of Catch22 service delivery: Justice, Young People and Families, Apprenticeship and Employability.

Fran has worked in both local government and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector. She has managed a range of provision for young people, starting her career as a criminal psychologist and working in both custodial and community settings as a practitioner and manager. Joining Catch22 in 2000 she started as a service manager with operational and development responsibility for a range of youth justice services. Most recently her roles have been Director of New Business Development and Regional Director for South and Wales.


Kevin Munday, External Trustee of the MAT

Kevin Munday is an external Trustee of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.

Kevin is the founding Director of ThinkForward, a programme providing young people with long term and intensive support to ensure that they make a successful transition from school to work. ThinkForward was incubated in Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation and, as well as leading and developing the programme, he works with them as an Investment Director.

Kevin is also a qualified youth worker and teacher, with 18 years’ experience of developing, leading and evaluating programmes in both the voluntary sector and local government. He is also the Chair of the Centre for Youth Impact, a director of the Young Lambeth Cooperative and a school governor. Kevin was named by The Guardian in 2008 as one of the 'Future 500' leaders in public life, by Striding Out in 2011 as one of the UK’s top 100 Social Entrepreneurs and in 2014 became a Clore Social Fellow.


Kath Grant, External Trustee of the MAT

Kath Grant is an external Trustee of the Catch22 Multi Academy Trust.

Kath is currently Director of Education for ASDAN where she has over 10 years senior management and leadership experience. She also has over 20 years teaching experience in a variety of educational settings including residential, mainstream, sixth form, middle, special and FE.

Kath has extensive Curriculum design and development experience of PSHE, Citizenship, Personal Development and Work Related Learning. She has extensive experience of training and supporting teachers and trainers in curriculum solutions and is a contributor to regional and national educational research and development strategies.


Pamela Dow, Chief Reform Officer of Catch22, Trustee of the MAT

Pamela Dow is the chief Reform Officer at Catch22 and is also a Trustee of Catch22 Multi Academies Trust.

Pamela focuses on strategic vision, specifically the new projects and ways of doing things that define and prove the difference that Catch22 wants to make in the world. Pamela joined Catch22 from the senior civil service where she enjoyed a long and influential career at the highest levels of education and justice reform.

As Ministry of Justice Director of Strategy in 2015/16 she was instrumental in setting an ambitious new agenda for rehabilitation – supporting the ‘early adopter’ Reform Prisons in responding to their new freedom to innovate. Most recently she has been designing and establishing the ‘New Futures Network’ with a MoJ/HMPPS and the RSA Future Prison Project team, to enable change locally and on the frontline. A former Director of Operations for Tech City UK Pamela also brings with her an impressive network and understanding of the UK and global digital technology sector. Prior to her Whitehall career she worked in both the private and voluntary sectors, in policy, public affairs and corporate comms.


Graham Payne, Accounting Officer and Executive Principal, ex-officio Trustee of the MAT


Graham is the Accounting Officer and Executive Principal of Catch22 Multi Academies Trust in addition to being an ex-officio Trustee.

As Accounting Officer, Graham is the senior executive of Catch22 Multi Academies Trust with overall legal responsibility for financial and administrative compliance. In his role as Executive Principal he is responsible for the strategic direction of Catch22 Multi Academies Trust including the educational offer and the operational management of the Academies within the Trust including line management of the Headteachers. Prior to this he was Headteacher of The Ashwood Academy, an Alternative provision school and the first Academy within the Catch22 MAT. The school converted to an Academy following a poor Ofsted result and Graham was appointed to drive forward performance.

Graham holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship, MA Education, BSc (Hons) Economics and PGCE Maths. He began his teaching career in 1993 as a teacher of Maths. Graham has worked in several schools in Hampshire and Surrey, including as Head of Year, Assistant Headteacher (14 to19-year-olds / gifted and talented coordinator / data analysis) and Deputy Headteacher (behaviour and attendance).