Helen Howlings

Trust Business and Operations Manager

Helen joined BDMAT in April 2021 working at Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy as PA to the Headteacher. Helen progressed in her role to School Business Manager in August 2022 whilst completing her diploma in School Business Management. She has recently joined the BDMAT Central Team as the Trust Business and Operations Manager and is excited to develop in this role. Previously, Helen spent 20 years in the travel industry in Customer Service Management and Operations.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and friends and holidays with her husband and children. 

Dorothy Quartey

PA to the CEO

Dorothy has recently moved back to Birmingham after living in London for 23 years. Whilst in London she worked for the BBC for 13 years in various departments and also for a Pharmaceutical in rare and ultrarare diseases and most recently for Birmingham Children’s Trust. She decided to move back during the pandemic and has settled back in the Birmingham.

In her spare time, she enjoys singing with her choir and travelling to warm tropical destinations with her husband.

Sheila Benbow

Clerk to the Board

Sheila works part time as clerk to the BDMAT Board as well as providing administrative support to the central team having recently retired from her full time position as PA to the CEO. Previously Sheila taught in primary schools in Birmingham and Staffordshire and had a passion for reading, writing and improving school libraries. Working for Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust has provided a wonderful opportunity for her to use her experience in education to continue to support children’s learning alongside her colleagues in the central team.