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Nescot governance


Nescot Corporation & Governance

Nescot Further Education Corporation is the governing body of the college. It consists of up to 21 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.

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.

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Corporation members

The members of the Corporation are:

Chair of Nescot CorporationChris 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 is the designated Safeguarding Governor.

Vice Chair: Nick Vaughan-Barratt LVO joined the Corporation in 2020. Nick is a BAFTA-winning TV producer, director and executive, latterly specialising in major live events. He was the creative leader and executive producer of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal shows for over a decade and head of the BBC’s events department responsible for many royal documentaries and covering countless royal, military and global music events, as well as producing The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast on a number of occasions. Nick is presently a consultant on ethics and impartiality for a global environmental consultancy and undertakes occasional mentoring of media students at Nescot. He is a member of the Curriculum & Quality Committee and chair of the Senior Staff Performance and Remuneration Committee.

Julie Kapsalis is Principal and Chief Executive of Nescot and a Governor of the College.

Lynn Reddick joined Nescot Corporation in 2016 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee. Lynn 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. 


Simon Enoch joined Nescot governing body in November 2018. A solicitor by background, Simon has significant executive-level experience in major international businesses in retail, property and software sectors across the UK, Europe, Australia, Japan and the US. Specialisms include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance. He has operated as a non-executive director of a UK public company, a UK defined benefit pension scheme and a charity. Simon believes in young people and wants to use his knowledge and skills to support the College. Simon is the Chair of Audit Committee of the Corporation.

Martin Butterfield joined the Corporation Board in May 2021 and is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Martin is a Nescot alumnus, who studied Chemistry and Physical Sciences, before embarking on a long career as a product specialist for power and water industries, providing sales and technical support for analytical equipment. He has worked for various companies and has been with Hach Lange Ltd since July 2010 as a Senior Sales Consultant and, more recently, as Application Development Manager.  

Angela Cross-Durrant joined the Corporation Board in May 2021 and is the chair of the Curriculum & Quality Committee. Her career began in hospital administration, before moving to Adult and Further Education (FE). Angela has much FE experience that includes senior roles in FE Research and Development and inspection policy and planning in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate (FE). She has also a wide experience as an FE consultant, and Award assessor for Governance & Management. She brings a wealth of experience to the Board, including having served eight years previously as a governor in a college on the south coast.  

Dr Asa’ah Nkohkwo joined the Corporation Board in May 2021 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Dr Nkohkwo is a chartered clinical scientist and public health consultant with experience at bench and senior levels in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. His career has focused on patient-centred healthcare systems and quality improvements to reduce hospitalisation.

Jeremy Williams built an international B2B marketing services business, culminating in a trade sale to a FTSE-listed Plc. His strengths include strategy, growth and exit. He is a Business Mentor for the Premier League, supporting professional football clubs in England. As a portfolio director he has Non-Executive Director in multiple posts, in the UK, EU and UAE.  He is a faculty speaker and workshop leader for The Financial Times Board Director Programme.

Sean Ahearne joined the Nescot governing body in May 2023 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Sean has over 30 years experience in finance and has held a number of senior positions in the construction industry and multi-national manufacturing groups.

Professor Giuliana Pieri is Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) and Executive Dean of the School of Humanities, at Royal Holloway University of London. She benefited from an international education and is committed to widening access to global opportunities for all students. Giuliana’s research interests are comparative and interdisciplinary, combining a focus on the intersection of the verbal and the visual with curatorial practice and its pedagogical applications.

Clive Palfreyman is the Strategic Director for Finance & Resources at the London Borough of Southwark. Clive also fulfils roles in the London and national arena of Local Government finance in order to maximise the resources available to local authorities to deliver on behalf of local residents and communities. As an Epsom resident and Dad to two teenage children, Clive recognises the important role NESCOT plays in our local community and its role to inspire and develop the next generation of talented students to realise their potential.

Mark Brunt

Slavina Kalendzhieva (Teaching Staff Governor) joined the College Governing Body in October 2023. Slavina is a Head of Foundation Learning and a Digital Advocate at Nescot. With a Postgraduate degree in Creative Education and qualifications in SEN, Slavina has developed a pedagogic practice of inclusive, diverse, and contemporary education. Slavina has worked with young people with SEN in secondary, further, and higher education including students with English as a second language.

Charley Johnson (HE Student Governor) is a highly motivated psychodynamic therapist and a holds a membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is currently dedicated to helping clients in need at a local homeless charity. Charley's exceptional communication and interpersonal skills make her particularly approachable as the HE student representative. Prior to her current role, Charley worked as an independent early years professional for more than five years. She also served as an administrative lead at a local management consultancy before joining Nescot, bringing her unique blend of meticulous attention to detail and business-oriented human insight to the board of governors.

Angela Green

Katie King (FE Student Governor)

Amie Lovell (FE Student Governor)


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Instruments and Articles

The Instrument and Articles of Government form the legal basis under which the governing body operates and set out its powers and responsibilities. Its key statutory responsibilities are:

  • the determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution
  • publishing arrangements for obtaining the views of staff and students
  • the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and safeguarding the College's assets
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal, appraisal and determination of pay and conditions of the Principal, designated senior post holders and the Clerk

Nescot Instrument and Articles of Government

The Corporation has developed a committee structure and a series of policies to enable it to carry out its responsibilities in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government, and to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the agencies which provide funding, and that it operates within the laws relating to employment, health and safety, equality and diversity, and the openness of public organisations.

Instrument and Articles of Government: Revised December 2022 

Standing Orders: Approved March 2023