Joe Mcdonnell

Joe Mcdonnell

Education Standards and Pupil Experience Committee

Term of Office: Oct 2020- Oct 2024

Declared Interests: 

Board member at BCWCAT

Governor at St Mary’s and St Peter’s Catholic Primary School,  Bradford

Governor at Wykebeck Primary School, Leeds

Family business, Castle Construction

A few words from Joe;

“I was born of Irish parents in Leeds, and educated at Holy Rosary, St Dominic’s and St Michael’s. I studied Biology at St John’s in York before joining the family construction business which I now run with my wife Amanda.  

I started my school governance at St Mary’s in Horsforth and Holy Name, before becoming a National Leader of Governance, and going on to work in several schools across the city of Leeds. I have been Chair of several schools, an IEB (interim executive board) and several rapid improvement groups. I have been a director at the Bishop Wheeler Trust and worked with several other trust groups at various times. I have sat on and chaired school appeal panels for both the Diocese and the Local Authority.

My contributions to parish life include sacramental preparation, being a Sunday steward and a member of the Finance Committee at OLK.

I have four grown-up children and am a keen follower of anything sports related.”