Our Board of Governors sets the college’s vision and direction. Comprised of 18 members from a variety of backgrounds and sectors the Board is responsible for ensuring that we deliver on our strategy to shape and nurture our students to be the most highly prized in the jobs market. It supports and challenges the college’s Executive Team and oversees the overall health of the organisation to ensure we remain competitive, results-driven and always place our students and their future career success at the heart of everything we do so they can prosper and the region’s economy can thrive.
The Board’s members are very experienced and qualified to lead and direct the development of the college. They include entrepreneurs and business leaders drawn from the community that the college serves and including some of the region’s most prestigious employers. The Board also includes staff and students who are elected to the role by their peers. The skills, expertise and experience of individual governors are crucial to the effectiveness and success of the college.
In addition to the Board of Governors, the College also operates a number of sub-committees with specific responsibility for key areas of the College's activities, which are listed below. Please click on an area to view the Terms of Reference for that committee (pdf documents, all open in a new window):
I grew up in Liverpool, before my family emigrated to the Wirral and after completing my A Levels, I studied Applied Chemistry at Sheffield City Polytechnic.
I joined Northumbrian Water in February 1992 into the scientific division, where I was responsible for managing the laboratory until 1998, before joining the International Development Programme of Northumbrian Water, focusing on customer management.
I held numerous roles in the customer directorate, including billing & income manager and contact centre manager. In March 2008 I joined the corporate affairs directorate to initially cover the role of Marketing Manager and I’m now responsible for external stakeholder engagement in my role as Public Affairs Manager. I’m based at our head office in Pity Me, Durham and during my time with the company have continued my formal education by gaining an MSc in Environmental Monitoring and Control and an MA in Leadership and Management.
In my spare time I run a junior football team and am also Vice Chair of Northumbrian WaterAid, which is a charity international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.