5. Anomalies and conflicts of interest

Kate Wood’s report mentions no conflicts of interest she may have had.

Also curious is that Wood subsequently told Martyn Percy she didn’t know Chief Cathedral Safeguarding Officer Graham Ward and had had “nothing to do with” Graham Ward or Canon Prof Sarah Foot – both Chapter members opposed to Martyn Percy. This is despite her report showing that she interviewed Sarah Foot and Graham Ward saying he commissioned the report and indicating elsewhere that he must have spoken to or corresponded with her.

John Rees, registrar for the Diocese of Oxford, is also part of the core group, despite being a consultant to WSLaw, which represents Christ Church in trying to remove the Dean.