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News: Announcement from the Chair of Governors

I am letting you know that John van de Laarschot, who suffered a serious heart attack earlier this year has decided that he wishes to leave the College at the end of the year, to focus on regaining his fitness and resilience.

John joined the College four years ago and successfully led the College through a challenging and difficult merger securing funding from the ESFA, City Council, LEP and Barclays. He has worked tirelessly to consolidate the College’s estate and deliver the superb City Hub campus whilst establishing a positive vision and values which now underpin the College’s future as the preferred destination for students and an employer of choice for staff.

Under his leadership the College has successfully navigated challenging financial and quality focused issues and has emerged stronger and well positioned for the future.

John leaves the College in the very capable hands of the executive leadership team.

On behalf of the board, the leadership team, our partners and everyone at the College, I would like to thank John for his significant contribution and to wish him well with his ongoing recovery.

Signed: Carole Thorogood, Chair of the Corporation

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  • 12th November 2021 (1:07 PM)
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