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Current Governors

Martin Bailey

Construction Consultant


Martin has worked in construction since 1989, as an employee of major national and regional contractors. During that time he has undertaken roles as Site, Contracts and Operational and Preconstruction Manager for projects up to £20m in value.  His portfolio of past work includes construction proje

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Ellie Burridge

Student Union Campus Chairperson


Ellie is the Student Union Campus Chairperson at the Eden Project and is completing a BSc in Horticulture (Garden and Landscape Design). Ellie grew up in Cornwall, attending school in Camborne before spending some time in France and working in New Zealand. After moving back to Cornwall, she worked a

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Karen Burrows

Retired Commercial Director


Karen has a legal and commercial professional background and worked for BG Group Plc from 1985 to 2011 obtaining many years of management experience across a wide range of disciplines. In BG Group Karen worked on several major projects and became Deputy General Counsel in 1997. Subsequently she had

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Lee Charnock

Study Programme Manager


Lee is a Study Programme manager who currently teaches across multiple campuses within the Cornwall College Group, teaching on a mixture of FE and HE provision within the sciences. Lee was born and raised in Cornwall and studied with Cornwall college, obtaining his degree in Applied Zoology and then

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John Evans

Principal & Chief Executive


John has more than 30 years’ experience, mainly in outstanding General Further Education Colleges in the South West. He held the post of Principal of Yeovil College since January 2014, following a role as Vice Principal for Curriculum and Quality of Swindon College. John also worked at Bridgwater

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Michael Hambly

Farmer and Agricultural Policy and Supply


Michael farms 200 hectares in a family partnership producing cereals, oil seed rape and beef. After graduating from Harper Adams he joined Cornwall Farmers, a farmer co-operative, and gained over 20 years’ experience of working in the supply sector prior to returning home to farm. Michael is a qua

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Nick Harris

Campus Services Manager


Nick is the Campus Services Manager for Bicton, Duchy Stoke Climsland, St. Mellion and Sisna Park. Nick joined the college in 2020 as Grounds Manager before progressing to the position of Campus Services Manager. Nick was born and raised in Buckinghamshire and studied Horticulture at the Berkshire C

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Dr Wilf Hudson

Retired HMI


Dr Wilf Hudson has spent most of his working life in further education, starting as a part time teacher at South Trafford College and Openshaw Tech in Manchester teaching GCE “O” Level Biology in the 1970s.  He then worked as a full time teacher at Colchester Institute for seven years, moving o

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Kathryn James

Further Education Consultant


Kathryn started her working life as a careers adviser (Special Needs) and then worked in a further education college where she won national awards for her work supporting learners with mental health problems. In 2000 she moved on to work for organisations such as NIACE, LSIS and ETF where she wrote

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Penny Mathers

Former Ofsted Inspector and Further Education Consultant


Penny has had a working life that spans across health and social care as well as education. She holds qualifications as a teacher, trainer and a social worker. She has held senior posts in local and central government. She was a senior board member in Cornwall Social Services responsible for occupat

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Patrick Newberry

Retired Chartered Accountant


Patrick joined the Board in November 2017 and was simultaneously appointed as an Audit Committee member. He rejoined the Board following a short break in February 2020. A chartered accountant by profession, he spent 25 years as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in 2013. At P

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Anne Thomas

CEO Cornwall Care


Anne is chief executive of Cornwall Care, a charity that has sixteen homes and circa 1500 staff. With many years’ experience in the social care sector, she is a keen and active advocate of the industry – believing a more holistic approach to adult health will help change perceptions and achi

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Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE

Principal Consultant at the HE-FE Partnership Brokerage, Chair, Charley Causley Trust


Dr Ian Tunbridge has extensive experience of Higher and Further Education, and particularly of HE in FE, marketing, enterprise and widening participation. He is Principal Consultant at the HE-FE Partnership Brokerage and was until recently a Teaching Associate at the University of Exeter. He was Dep

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Jane Warren

Business Change Consultant


Jane is an interim director and business change consultant and has worked with a large number of predominantly public sector organisations over the last 20 years. Her professional background is in the ICT/Digital arena and she has a wealth of experience delivering IT and information solutions often

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Geoff Warring

Retired Accountant


Geoff joined the Board in 2017 after retiring from Imerys where he was Financial Controller of the calcined kaolin business based at St. Dennis. After education at Polperro CP, Liskeard GS and St Austell College of FE, he joined the then ECC as a management accountant trainee. His career has include

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Pat Wilde

Retired, following professional management career in Higher Education, most recently at the University of Plymouth


Pat was born in St Helens, Merseyside but moved to Devon in the early 1980s.  In July 2019, she retired from a successful 35 year professional management career in Higher Education, encompassing academic governance and compliance, student administration and quality assurance.   She served as a me

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Ellen Winser MBE

Retired Investment Manager


Ellen was one of the first women members of the Stock Exchange and the first in London to be taken into partnership by her firm. After taking five years out to go long distance sailing with her husband, Ellen became chairman of two publicly quoted companies, one in London and the other in Plymouth.

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