College Governance

 

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.  

To view our Board of Governors’ minutes of meetings and those of subcommittees, click here.

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Robin Mackie

Robin Mackie
Smith Electric Vehicles

Judith Doyle

Judith Doyle
Gateshead College

Chris Macklin

Chris Macklin
NHS Sunderland Clinical
Commissioning Group 

David Mitchell

David Mitchell
Gateshead MBC

Ivan Jepson

Ivan Jepson
Northumbrian Water

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Nissan Manufacturing

John McElroy

John McElroy
Gateshead MBC

Ian Renwick

Ian Renwick
Gateshead NHS Trust

Emily Cox

Emily Cox
Virgin Money

Sally Hancox

Sally Hancox
Gentoo Green

Nick Hurn

Nick Hurn
Cardinal Hume Catholic School 

Keith Cann-Evans

Keith Cann-Evans
Hunter Grinders Ltd

Darren Heathcote

Darren Heathcote
Gateshead College

Catherine Dennis

Catherine Dennis
Gateshead College

Emma Moody

Emma Moody
Bond Dickinson

 

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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): 

If you would like to know more about our Governors, have a question about becoming a Governor or require any further information please contact the Clerk.