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Members of the Governors

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Carole Thorogood


HR Director of Freeths LLP

Mary Carswell

Vice Chair: Chair of Excellence Committee; Chair of Audit Committee

Retired Pro Vice Chancellor at Birmingham City University

Michael Wisher

Vice Chair

Director of Michael Wisher Associates

Gill Lane MBE

Board Member

Retired University Lecturer

Anja Beriro

Board Member

Partner in the Government & Infrastructure Team at law firm Browne Jacobson LLP

Trevor Clay

Member of Finance Committee

Retired FE Principal

Richard Donovan

Board Member

Communications Expert at Experian

Stephen Russell

Chair of the Audit Committee

Chartered Accountant

Andrew Unitt

Board Member

Retired Finance Director with experience in UK and international organisations, latterly at the University of Nottingham

Andrew Dickinson

Board Member

Retired from Rolls Royce after a career in international business leadership and finance

Liam Perkins

Staff Governor

Staff Member at Nottingham College

Becki Pate

Staff Governor

Staff member at Nottingham College

John van de Laarschot

Board Member

CEO at Nottingham College

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Eseose Okotako

Student Governor

Student at Nottingham College

Ian James

Clerk to the Corporation

All members of the Corporation are holders of public office and abide by the Nolan Principles of public life. The Corporation has several different categories of members to reflect the community it serves, below is the current list of members.

The Corporation meets 10 times a year to undertake its responsibilities and ensure the strategic aims of the college are met. The Instrument and Articles of Government require the Corporation to have an Audit Committee and a Search Committee working alongside the Corporation with terms of reference agreed by the Corporation. Each Committee has a membership made up of representatives of the Governing Body and report back to the Corporation on a regular basis.

The Governance and Search Committee of the Corporation always welcome applications from interested members of the community to join the Corporation. If you wish to know more about applying you can download the following information or contact the Clerk by going to the Contact Us page.