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Corporation & Governance

Nescot Further Education Corporation is the governing body of the college. It consists of 17 members, who are drawn from business, the local community, education institutions, students and staff. The Principal of the College is also a member. Further Education corporations are independent institutions, which were set up under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. You can find the meeting schedule online here.

Professor Sam Luke is Chair of the Board of Governors of NESCOT. Professor Luke holds a senior position for a major multi-disciplinary engineering and business consulting company. Sam is also Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at a Russell Group university. He has over 25 years’ experience in the private sector, having held senior business, technical and commercial management roles. He is passionate about training and mentoring young people and currently mentors 5 people at various stages of their career.

Peter Stamps joined the NESCOT Corporation Board in 2013 was appointed Vice Chair in 2016. A qualified accountant by background, Peter has extensive experience of financial management in the private and public sectors, along with the banking sector and he currently runs his own accountancy and consultancy practice. Peter is the Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Corporation.

Catherine Biscoe is a qualified accountant; she also holds a degree in aeronautical engineering from Loughborough University. Catherine is a partner in a leading firm of Chartered Accountants headquartered in London specialising in the provision of audit and advisory services to charities and educational institutions. She has always had an interest in education and spent a year teaching English as a foreign language after university. More recently she has been involved in the Tower Hamlets Reading Partner scheme. Catherine was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee in 2016.

Chris Muller has been a member of the NESCOT Corporation since 2011. He is currently Head teacher at a secondary school in Surrey. A classicist by background, Chris has a passion for excellence in education and brings many years’ experience in a number of schools to the College Corporation.

Chris Shortt was until recently a director of Atkins, a multi-disciplinary engineering design company and a major local employer. Now retired, Chris practised as a Chartered Surveyor and holds a degree from the Open University in economics and social science. His career has included periods in local and central government before becoming a partner in private practice in 1985. Chris held the position of Chairman of the Consultant Quantity Surveyor’s Association for four years, and was the corporate representative for the British Council for Offices for twelve years.

Avril Lawrence joined the NESCOT Corporation Board in 2013. She is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee. Avril has considerable experience of further education having worked in a number of senior positions. She has also held management roles in Adult Education, Youth and Community work and has been a teacher in the school sector.

Frances Rutter is Principal of NESCOT and a Governor of the College.

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Maureen Kilminster
became a Governor at NESCOT in 2016. She has 27 years' experience in FE and HE having been Principal at a neighbouring Surrey college until her retirement and before that a Deputy Principal in Sussex. Maureen is an economist by background and started her career in Human Resources before moving in education and training. Maureen lives locally in Ashtead and is a long-standing Rotarian.

Lance Finn is the staff governor nominated by members of the teaching staff at Nescot. He was appointed in 2015 and he serves on the Curriculum and Quality Committee. Lance has been teaching within the NESCOT sports department for 12 years across FE and HE. He has a degree in Sports & Exercise Science and an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology which has led to work with a range of sports teams, athletes and coaches in driving sports performance improvement.

Graeme Hodge is the staff governor nominated by members of Nescot's support staff in January 2016. Graeme has worked at Nescot for 26 years having been appointed as a Subject Librarian for the Built Environment back in 1990. Since 1999 he has been Head of Learning Resources and in 2016 also took on the management of Reprography. Graeme studied at the Aberystwyth University and has a degree in Librarianship and History. In 2006 he took part in a Leadership and Management continuing professional development programme and was awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Management by the University of Lancaster. Graeme previously worked at Croydon College and South West London College.

Josh Spooner is the appointed FE student governor and a student representative for his course. Josh is studying Sports Science at NESCOT. He aims to pass his course and study at university with a view to forging a career as a personal trainer.

Michael Broadbent is the appointed HE student governor. Mike is undertaking a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at NESCOT. He has had a varied career, beginning as an electronic engineer he progressed into marketing and product management roles before moving into change management and training consultancy and becoming a director of a consulting firm for 10 years. He is now a freelance management consultant and aiming to transition to counselling following the completion of his course. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in electrical and electronic engineering and an MBA and is also a Chartered Engineer. He is currently Chair of the Leatherhead and Mid-Surrey branch of the Samaritans.

Delores Appiah is an FE student support governor. She is studying Level 2 Health and Social Care at NESCOT and is enjoying her course immensely. She plans to progress to the Level 3 course and eventually to study Health Psychology at university. Delores is passionately committed to the success and achievement of others.

Michael Stone is an FE student support governor. Michael studies Level 3 Sports Science at NESCOT and aims to study Osteopathy or Sports Therapy at university. In his spare time he volunteers for The Queen Elizabeth Foundation, a fantastic charity which helps those with disabilities. He is also a keen Rugby player.

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Lynn Reddick joined NESCOT Corporation in 2016 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee. She works as the Head of Learning at an independent specialist college in Surrey that provides learning programmes, supported housing and domiciliary care service for students between the age of 18 and 25 with learning and/or physical impairments. Lynn has 22 years’ experience in FE colleges and Special Educational Needs. Lynn lives locally in Ewell.

Dr Martin West is a qualified civil engineer and chartered management accountant. He has operated at Director level in large corporate businesses, SMEs and business start-ups and has a background that includes property and asset management and consultant roles advising public and private sector clients on a range of issues such as business turnround, mergers and acquisitions, capital management and governance/audit. He has worked internationally in the Middle East, the Far East and Europe. Martin also holds non-executive director roles in the NHS and lives locally.

Gloria Ozolua joined the Governing Body in January 2017 and is a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. She is a practising lawyer specialising in corporate law for a law firm in London. Brought up locally in Surrey, Gloria continues to live locally and she undertaken mentoring for young people through Aimhigher and other initiatives.

David Round is the part time Clerk to the Corporation and was appointed in 2014. He has a background in further and higher education, careers education and project and operational management in the private and voluntary sectors.





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