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Current Governors

Martin Bailey

Construction Consultant


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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Karen Burrows

Environment Agency Board Member


Karen has been an Environment Agency Board Member for the past six years and chaired the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. She takes a particular interest in the work of the Devon Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly area, as well as the Solent and South Downs area. Karen has a legal and commercial pr

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Peter Child

Vice Chair – Charted Management Accountant (Fellow), MD and CEO of private sector companies, Management Consultant


Charted Management Accountant (Fellow), MD and CEO of private sector companies, Management Consultant Peter was Managing Director of A & P Falmouth, one of the largest private companies in Cornwall and a Director on the A & P Group UK main board and more recently the CEO of Cornish Pirates 2

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Jamie Crisp

Academic Staff Governor


Jamie was born in Surrey and moved to Sidmouth in Devon when he was six. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps he joined the Armed Forces in 1986 at the age of 16, going into junior leaders training based in Folkestone, Kent. Jamie enjoyed a full 24-year military career. During his last two yea

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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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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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Michael Hambly

Curriculum and Quality Committee Member


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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Tracey Hooper

Former Company Secretary of the Cormac Group


Tracey has held senior appointments in both the public and private sector, most recently leading the development of a number of companies owned by Cornwall Council. As Company Secretary for the Cormac companies she was responsible for strategy, business planning and delivery of a range of business s

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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 consulting partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in 2

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David Sharples

Professional Services Staff Governor


David is currently the Customer Service Manager and has worked at Cornwall College for 16 years.  He started at the College in 2003, where he worked with the Prince’s Trust Team before progressing on to the role of Schools and Communities Liaison Executive, and now manages the Customer Services T

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Anne Thomas

CEO Cornwall Care


Anne is chief executive of Cornwall Care, a charity that has sixteen homes, 1400 staff and more beds than the NHS in Cornwall. 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 he

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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 recently retired 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 included working in the light

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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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