Dr Patrick J Leonard

Appointed in 2015 for 4 years
Foundation Governor i.e. appointed by Diocese of Lancaster.
Also a Foundation Governor of St. Benedict’s Catholic High School in Whitehaven
Recently retired – no business or pecuniary interests to declare

I first joined the Governors of St Joseph’s in 2002 when I was Chief Executive of Allerdale Borough Council. I have been off the Board of Governors and re-joined as evidence of my commitment to St Joseph’s which I believe plays a very important role in promoting the Catholic faith in West Cumbria.

I have recently retired having been working previously for Howgill Family Centre, a local charity that supports children and safeguarding is an issue of which I am especially aware. A particular concern is to ensure that children from disadvantaged households have the same opportunities as everyone else to fulfil their potential.

I bring a wealth of business-related knowledge to my role as a Governor, including finance, personnel and communications. I have a special academic interest in leadership which was the subject of my doctorate.