Biographies

President - Sir Edward Leigh MP

President of the Catholic Union of Great Britain Edward Leigh was born in London in 1950. He was educated at St Philips School, London, the Oratory School, Berkshire, and the Lycée Français in London. He studied History at Durham University, where he was president of the Durham Union Society. He is the younger...Read More »

Chairman - David O'Mahony

David-OMahony-380x373David O’Mahony elected Chairman of the Catholic Union David is a barrister in private practice in London. ...Read More »

Vice Chairman - John Barrie

  John Barrie is a retired Finance Director who spent some of his working life in publishing, some in management consultancy with Price Waterhouse, but mostly in the mechanical engineering sector. He has been a member of the Catholic Union since 1983, PPAC member since 2002, council member since 2006 and...Read More »

Vice-Chairman - Dr Anthony Cole

Dr Cole was elected Vice-Chairman at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2015. More details about Dr Cole will be found in the paragraph dealing with his other responsibility namely that of Chairman of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC). ...Read More »

Chairman of the Parliamentary & Public Affairs Committee - Nigel Parker

Nigel joined the CUGB about eight years ago and Council and PPAC last year. He organised the 2016 Craigmyle Lecture, initiated a regular Events Briefing and has written policy papers on refugees and the ECHR. For most of his career he was an employed barrister at the FCO, advising on international,...Read More »

Hon Treasurer - Bernard Waddingham

Hon Treasurer (joint) Bernard Waddingham Bernard Waddingham was born in 1946, and educated at Mount St Mary’s College. After school, he spent a year with Voluntary Service Overseas (in The Philippines) from 1964-65, before going on to Sheffield University where he graduated in with a degree in economics in 1968. He became an...Read More »

Chairman - Membership, Communications & Fundraising Committee - Michael Henderson

Chairman Membership, Communications & Fundraising Committee Michael Henderson Michael Henderson was born in India 1938 and educated at St Benedict’s School Ealing. He Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1961 and joined a small industrial group (later renamed Cookson Group PLC) in 1964. He was appointed a Director in 1975, MD in...Read More »