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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. The Corporation works through a number of specialist committees who are delegated by the Corporation to provide detailed scrutiny in particular areas of the College's work. These are Audit Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Curriculum and Quality Committee, Search and Governance Committee and Senior Staff Performance and Remuneration Committee. Further details of the Corporation Committee are in this section of the website.

The members of the Corporation are: -

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.

Frances Rutter is Chief Executive and Principal of NESCOT and a Governor of the College. She has a degree in law and prior to joining NESCOT was Chief Executive of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council for 8 years and before that was Deputy Chief Executive at Elmbridge Borough Council.

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.

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.

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.

Jamie Roberts is the Teaching staff Governor appointed in September 2017. He is Team Leader in the Department of Performing Arts at the College. Jamie's background is Dance and as a tutor and Director he is an associate artist of The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth and has trained at Trinity Laban, the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance, He has had work performed internationally and has worked with acclaimed choreographer Jasmin Vardimon.

Alexandra Cartmell is a student Governor at NESCOT who was appointed in September 2017. She studied BTEC Level 3 in Computing and achieved excellent results before being taken on as a Higher Apprentice with a major multi-national company. As part of her apprenticeship, she is studying for the HNC in Computing at NESCOT. Alex plays Hockey and enjoys reading, travelling and socialising with friends. She is also active in promoting computing as a career for women.

Kieran Sainsbury is a student Governor and was appointed in September 2017. After studying A levels he moved to NESCOT to specailise in Computing. After completing the BTEC Level 3 in Computing he progressed onto the HND Computing course at the College. Kieran is an Arsenal supporter, enjoys sport and gaming.


Emily Hall is a student governor (FE). She is a second year BTEC Level 3 Creative Arts (Film and TV) student. She enjoys producing and scripting short films. In the future Emily plans to study Fashion Media at university.

Margaret Martin joined the College Governing Body in October 2017 and is a member of Finance and General Purposes Committee. She is an experienced HR professional who runs her own successful company with a focus on outplacement, career counselling, and retirement planning services. Margaret has worked in a number of senior roles with major multi-national businesses and has developed a strong interest in training and development. She also worked with the Prince’s Youth Business Trust earlier in her career. Margaret lives locally and is active in local charitable organisations in Surrey.

Sally Pritchett joined the College Governing Body in October 2017. She co owns and runs a creative communications agency employing 50 people in Surrey, working with a number of well-known multi-national brands having previously worked client-side in the hospitality and catering industry. Sally followed a vocational route from College to university and passionately champions diversity in the workplace, supporting organisations including Young Enterprise and Business Women in Surrey (run by Surrey Chambers)..

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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