Executive Members

Aidan Platten

Aidan Platten has been Canon Precentor of Norwich Cathedral since 2017. In this role, he holds the usual Precentor’s portfolio of the cathedral’s liturgy and music but is also the Cathedral’s safeguarding lead. He is a member of the Fabric...

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Anna Pitt

Anna Pitt was appointed as Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Cathedral in January 2014 following an 11-year career as a charity fundraiser.  In February 2015, Anna took on the role of Acting Chief Executive, an appointment which was made permanent...

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David Bilton

David Bilton is a Chartered Engineer by profession. He initially worked for a multi-national engineering company before setting up his own industrial pipework contracting company. David was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodard Corporation, a national...

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David Coulthard

David Coulthard has been Communar and Executive Director and a member of Chapter at Chichester Cathedral since April 2015. He previously worked at Salisbury Cathedral for six years as Marketing and Visitor Operations Director, during which time he helped to...

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David Monteith

David Monteith was appointed Dean of Leicester in May 2013. Prior to this David served as Canon Chancellor and Acting Archdeacon of Leicester. David grew up during ‘The Troubles’ in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He studied Zoology at Durham University...

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Jo Kelly-Moore

Jo Kelly-Moore was born and educated in New Zealand, qualifying as a lawyer and then working in Wellington and London. She returned to New Zealand to study theology where she was ordained Deacon in 2000 and priest in 2001. From...

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Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward was appointed a Lay Canon and member of Chapter at Durham Cathedral in 2021. He is the Commercial Director (with responsibility for commercial income, marketing, visitor experience, retail, and IT) at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens, a...

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Matthew Vernon

Matthew Vernon has been Canon Pastor at St Edmundsbury Cathedral since February 2009. Prior to that he served for eight years as a Chaplain at St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong, and as a curate in Guildford. He became Sub...

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Nick Papadopulos

Nick Papadopulos was installed as Dean of Salisbury in September 2018. He came to Salisbury from Canterbury Cathedral, where he served as Canon Treasurer from 2013. His curacy was in inner-city Portsmouth; he was chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth...

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Peter Howell-Jones

Peter Howell-Jones was installed as Dean of Blackburn in March 2017. He was Vice Dean of Chester from 2011 to 2017, where he had a wide portfolio including the day-to-day oversight and running of the Cathedral, estate management, the hospitality...

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Rogers Govender

Rogers Govender became Dean of Manchester in 2006. He came with his family to the UK in 2002 to serve in a parish in South Manchester, following ministry in the Dioceses of Durban and Natal in South Africa. Rogers is...

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Simon Griffiths

Simon Griffiths joined Truro Cathedral as Canon Precentor in 2016. Having been ordained in the Church in Wales, Simon has served in both Wales and England. His previous role was as Rector of Swansea, but before that he was a...

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