Meet the Governors
Janet joined the board in December 2019. She is the chair of the board as well being a member of the Finance Committee and the Search and Governance Committee.
Jenny WorsdaleVice Chair and Chair of the Quality and Standards Committee
Jenny started her career as a computer programmer before training as a teacher.
Jason Austin is CEO and Principal of the RNN Group. His experience incorporates 30 years of teaching and managing in the Further Education sector.
David GrimesGovernor and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
David currently works as a senior consultant in the areas of economic growth and skills development, and has extensive experience of managing large economic growth programmes both regionally and nationally.
Debbie MarshallBoard and Finance & Resources Committee
Debbie joined the Board and Finance and Resources Committee on 17th October 2022. She is a highly motivated and results driven Head of Finance with over 20 years post qualification experience.
Donna CliffordGovernor and Member of the Quality and Standards Committee
Donna joined the board in October 2021 and is a civil servant working for Ofqual leading on the implementation of the Government’s qualifications and funding reforms.
Heather BarnettGovernor and Member of the Quality & Standards Committee
Heather joined the board in November 2020. She has worked in education for her whole career, starting as a science teacher in a secondary school in 1983.
Katie AsgariStaff Governor (Academic) and Member of the Quality and Standards Committee
Katie joined the board in October 2021 and is a Curriculum Leader for Hair and Media Makeup.
Katie CurtisStaff Governor and Member of the Quality and Standards Committee
Katie has recently joined the board and has been with the college for 17 years. Katie is currently employed as an ESOL and Employability Coordinator.
Margaret CobbGovernor and Member of the Finance Committee
Margaret joined the board in October 2021. Whilst she is now enjoying retirement she was formerly employed by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) as a Head of Territory within the FE sector.
Paul LomasChair of the Finance and Resources Committee
Paul joined the Board in January 2023. He sits on the Finance and Resources Committee and is also a Board Director of RES Ltd
Sally Gillborn MBEIndependent Governor and member of the Quality and Standards Committee
Sally is highly motivated CEO with experience, skills and qualifications gained within a place management, marketing and economic development environment.
Sharron BlackburnChair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Sharron joined the board in October 2021. She is the Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Head of Internal Audit for Audit Yorkshire, which is an NHS internal audit provider.
Shirley Collier MBEGovernor and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Shirley joined the board in August 2021. She currently works as an Executive Coach and consultant, both within and beyond the education sector.
Stephen BulleyGovernor and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Stephen joined the board in December 2019. He is the IT Manager at UNICUS, which is part of the Accommodation and Commercial Services department at the University of Sheffield.
Veronica de Bruce McCoyGovernor and Member of the Quality and Standards Committee
Veronica joined the Board in December 2019 and brings with her a wealth of HR experience, both in the UK, Australia and Pacific Islands.