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Nescot has appointed a new Chief Executive and Principal.

Julie Kapsalis, who joined the college a year ago, has been leading the college in an interim capacity for the past six months, including through an Ofsted inspection which saw Nescot rated as ‘Good’ in every judgement area.

Following an appointment process led by the governing body and in association with the Further Education Commissioner’s Office, Julie has been appointed to the permanent role.

“The Corporation is delighted to appoint Julie,” said Chris Muller, Chair of Nescot Corporation. “She has an impressive breadth and depth of experience from the sector and beyond it, and she will help us to bring our ambitious plans for the college to life.

“Julie has a real passion and commitment to the college and its community, and we are looking forward to working with her as she takes Nescot from strength to strength.”

Julie added: “I am thrilled by my appointment and to have the full support and endorsement of our Governing Body. I grew up just outside Epsom, so I’ve known the college for many years, and it is an honour and privilege to now lead this institution.

“This year sees the college celebrates its 70th year delivering education and training, and I look forward to continuing to meet the skills needs of the local area.

“We have an amazing team of staff, a wide range of courses on offer and outstanding facilities, and it is my commitment to ensure that we share these with our local community.”

Prior to Nescot, Julie was Deputy CEO at Chichester College Group – one of the largest Further Education Groups in the country. Julie has twenty years’ experience in economic development, skills and enterprise, including senior leadership at two colleges and working on the London 2012 Olympics.

In addition to her role at Nescot, Julie chairs the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. She is passionate about social mobility and equality and diversity, and in 2022 her work in this area was recognised by awards from the Institute of Directors, Gatwick Diamond Business and Dynamic magazine.