Board of Governors

The role of the governors is to determine the direction and strategy of the College, to be accountable for the proper use of the public funds entrusted to it and to oversee the quality of all it does.

The team of governors bring with them a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of the College. Their responsibility to set a clear mission and corporate direction, with objectives that can be monitored and reviewed.

James Scott

Professional Qualifications

  • Degree of BA (Hons) Russian Studies (University of Manchester)
  • Degree of MA Critical Theory (MMU)
  • PGCE (University of Huddersfield)

Experience

  • Principal / CEO Trafford College Group
  • Vice Principal Trafford College Group / Campus Principal Stockport College

Macy Sheil (Student Governor)

Professional Qualifications

  • Current A-Level student (results pending)

Experience

  • Association of Colleges Student of the Year Runner Up
  • Member of the Student Council
  • Equalities Council Member

Joaquin Lorente

Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Physics and Computing (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • BPICS Cert in Production and Inventory Management
  • PGCE (MMU)

Experience

  • Technical Support Industry & Commerce – EMEA Region (Unisys)
  • European Software Development Manager – Computer Associates
  • Course Coordinator (STC)

Sue Derbyshire

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB
  • PGCE

Experience

  • Ex Leader – Stockport MBC
  • Extensive experience in Lecturing in Further Education

Kurt Allman

Professional Qualifications

  • BEng/MEng Electronic Engineering/ Telecommunications
  • MPhil SME Management within the Specialist Organic Chemical Sector
  • PhD The Contribution of Technology to the Business of a Utility
  • Professorship

Experience

  • Director of Keele Management School
  • House Introductions Ltd/currently dormant
  • Associate Dean, College of Business and Law, Salford University and Professor of Enterprise
  • HE Expert for A Level Businesses
  • Director of Engagement of IDEAS, Manchester Business School

James Beazley

Professional Qualifications

  • Masters in Law in Asian and Pacific Legal Systems
  • BA Asian Studies/Law
  • Chinese Language Marketing and Masters Course in International Monetary Policy

Experience

  • Co-Founder and Managing Director – The 6 Group
  • The Energy Sector – particularly Oil, Gas and Renewables

Jill Bottomley

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons Management Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Experience

  • Owner/ Director of The HR Dept (Trafford and Warrington Franchise)
  • Senior HR Roles within Centrica/ British Gas
  • Voluntary Board Director of a Multi-Academy Trust (HET)

Glynis Brown

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc Hons (Mathematics) London University
  • PGCE

Experience

  • Vice Principal William Hulme’s Grammar School Manchester
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Consultant supporting merger of new school from 2 existing schools

Glad Capewell

Professional Qualifications

  • ONC and HNC Applied Physics Liverpool Polytechnic
  • Graduate of the Institute of Physics and Chartered Physicist status
  • PGCE Liverpool University
  • MA Post Compulsory Education and Training MMU

Experience

  • Scientific research in chemical industry and geophysics
  • Senior management in post-16 education
  • HMI (retired)
  • Further education consultant

Sarah Drake

Professional Qualifications

  • BA Hons English with Drama
  • Diploma in Art Gallery & Museum Studies

Experience

  • Self-employed Inspector for Ofsted
  • Non-executive Director Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Sessional Supervisor, Greater Manchester Probation Service

Colette Fagan

Professional Qualifications

  • BA Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK)
  • MSc Social Policy and Planning, London School of Economics, UK
  • PhD (Sociology), The University of Manchester
  • Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Experience

  • Vice President for Research University of Manchester.
  • Vice-Dean for Research and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
  • Senate-elected member of The University of Manchester Board of Governors.
  • Research Director and member of School Leadership team.
  • Various other Academic Research and Teaching positions

Janet Grant

Professional Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • ACA Chartered Accountant

Experience

  • Self-employed Finance Consultant and Leadership Coach
  • Retail finance experience with Woolworths plc and WH Smith plc

Jed Hassid

Professional Qualifications

  • BA (Econ) Hons Economics and Econometrics
  • MBA
  • Diploma in Company Direction (Dip.IoD)
  • Fellow of RSA

Experience

  • Purple Performance Ltd
  • 2009: Winning Pitch plc High Growth Coach and Consultant
  • 10 Years Consulting – j4b plc

Tony Healy

Professional Qualifications

  • MBA (General Management)
  • Prof Cert in Management.
  • Wide Range of Technical Certifications

Experience

  • Chief Digital and Information Officer – MOBICA.
  • Various CIO and IT Director Roles for wide range of companies
  • Numerous Board and Advisory roles

Graham Luccock

Professional Qualifications

  • Open University Ordinary Degree
  • Associate of the Library Association

Experience

  • Head of Culture and sport at Trafford Council

Louise Richardson

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Social Admin
  • Institute of Housing Professional Qualification

Experience

  • Director of Property TerraQuest Solutions Ltd
  • Director Alternative Perspective Ltd
  • Owner Bromale Consulting

Guy Robson

Professional Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Law

Experience

  • Part time immigration judge
  • Partner, Davis Blank Furness Solicitors
  • Consultant

Jeremy Woodside

Professional Qualifications

  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne LLB College of Law LPC
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant
  • Joint Insolvency Examination Board

Experience

  • Partner Restructuring Advisory RSM Manchester
  • Supervisor
  • Insolvency/Restructuring PWC London
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Corporate Tax Financial Services Coopers & Lybrand