RNN Group Chief Executive Steps Down

The Principal and Chief Executive of the RNN Group, education and training organisation incorporating Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College has decided to take a step down from his day to day activities with immediate effect.

Over the last 4 years, the RNN Group has completed two mergers and successfully navigated a period of significant growth and change, all against a backdrop of a very difficult and challenging political and funding landscape. In recent months, the organisation has opened a £10.5m HE facility in Rotherham, a clear demonstration of the Group’s commitment to our local communities.

John Connolly has considered for some time whether he is the right person to take the RNN Group on to the next stage of the group’s journey. After discussion with the Board and by mutual agreement, John will take a step down from his day to day activities with immediate effect. John will continue to work with the Board during this transitional period, which will allow the Board to identify the right individual with the skills and attributes to lead the Group forward to achieve its strategic ambition of becoming one of the UK’s leading Further Education Colleges.

The Board and members of the senior leadership team would like to publicly acknowledge and thank John for his contribution, commitment, professionalism and achievement in bringing the RNN Group together, and creating an organisation with a solid platform on which it can continue to develop and build.

The RNN Group and its colleges remain focused on its students, their education and ensuring they receive an inspirational experience.

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