Atholl Stott is Chair of the Corporation and was previously Chair of North Notts College. He is a senior executive and non-executive director with a depth of experience in organisations ranging from financial services and the voluntary sector to traditional unionised heavy industry. He is Chairman of Action Housing Support, and Homes for You Ltd. He is also Managing Director of a property investment and development company, an Association of Colleges Board member, Vice Chair of the AoC Governors Council and a National Leader in Governance for the AoC. He was previously Chief Executive of a regional third sector organisation, an LSC board member, an EMDA business champion for eight years and a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel Development.
His career started with the National Coal Board in 1979, progressing from the coal face to Divisional Human Resources Director. He then held a number of Senior HR positions in national and international companies including global insurance company AON. Atholl lives in Yorkshire and is married with 3 daughters and two granddaughters.