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Meet the Governors



Andy Salmon Headshot


Joined: April 2021

Andy Salmon

- External Governor and Chair of the Corporation

Chair of the Governance & Search Committee, member of the Senior Staff Performance & Remuneration Committee.
Andy is Pro Vice Chancellor (External) at Bath Spa University and has a Professorship in Creative and Social Enterprise.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Adult Education, Strategy, Innovation, Partnerships and Enterprise



Victoria Downing-Burn Headshot


Joined: November 2020

Victoria Downing-Burn

- External Governor and Joint Vice Chair

Victoria is Chair of the Senior Staff Performance & Remuneration Committee and the People Working Group , and a member of the Governance & Search Committee. She is Director of Workforce Strategy at the Somerset Intergrated Care Board.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

HR and OD strategy and policy, strategic workforce planning; inclusion and culture, staff engagement, and health and wellbeing.



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Joined: July 2022

Adam Gould

- External Governor

Adam is a qualified accountant and a member of the Finance & Estates Working Group.  He is senior internal auditor at the University of Bath. 


Chair of Audit Committee


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Audit & Finance



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Joined: August 2022

Robert Rashley

- Staff Governor

Bob is the Course Coordinator for Part-Time and Distance Learning. He is a member of the Staff Wellbeing and Somer Valley Working Groups. As Staff Governor, Bob's role is to represent the views of the staff community at Board. 



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Joined: July 2018

Mike Oram

- External Governor

Mike is the Digital Link Governor. He is the Director of the iO Academy, a programming training company in Bath. 


Chair of Curriculum & Quality Committee


Specialist areas of knowledge

Technology and education.



   Joined: October 2023

Isabella Eddahar

- Student Governor




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Joined: October 2020

Lisa Ford

- External Governor

Lisa is Chair of the Finance & Estates Working Group. She is a qualified accountant working for Bath & North East Somerset Council.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge





Julie Evans

- External Governor

With a wide ranging experience in the commercial and business fields, Julie currently works as Executive Director of Property Services at Curo, a large Housing Organisation in the South West.

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Housing, audit, regulatory matters, people. 




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Joined: October 2023

Patrick Weidikj

Patrick is an experienced pragmatic leader of multinational, multicultural and multi professional teams with a proven track record of optimisation, benefit realisation and transformational change. Bringing significant experience leading and working with senior stakeholders and passionate about coaching people to achieve their full potential and a member of the Academy Ambassadors Programme, Patrick is working with Bath College to challenge the use of innovation, efficiency and agile techniques to promote improvement. 

Committees - Finance and Resources



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Joined: October 2023

Paul Conroy

Passionate about leveraging education as a powerful catalyst for social mobility and sustainability, Paul is a dynamic and visionary senior leader with over 25 years of experience in training and education. Paul is committed to continuing his ambition of driving transformative educational initiatives that empower individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential while making a positive impact whilst working as a Governor at Bath College.

Committees - Curriculum and Quality




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Joined: December 2022

Emma Roberts

- Head of Governance

As Head of Governance, Emma is responsible for giving advice and and guidance to the Corporation Board and Principal/CEO. Emma is a qualfiied Governance Professional and Company Secretary, with a strong background and experiences working across many different sectors. 


Specialist Areas of Knowledge




Associate Members



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Joined: October 2023

Kim Moubray

An urban design and development specialist with significant experience in the planning/development sector providing strategic advice to both private and public sector clients. Experience leading on large, complex, mixed-use regeneration schemes over £20m. Kim brings her experience to support Bath College in its thinking in relation to resource management and sustainable planning.

Committees - Finance and Resources



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Joined: October 2023

Pascal Loizeau

Pascal works with the University of Bath where he has a multifaceted role involving mentoring students and early career researchers, coordinating projects, and driving forward-thinking initiatives in the realms of entrepreneurship and blockchain innovation.  Pascal brings this unique perspective to challenging curriculum planning and quality improvement at Bath College. 

Committees - Curriculum and Quality



Joined: October 2023

Nichola McNulty

Nichola brings experience from professional services where she practiced as a lawyer before becoming a lecturer of law in Higher Education.  Passionate about mentoring, teaching and learning whilst employing her knowledge of law and governance across a breadth of specialisms, Nichola is seeking to use this experience to support Bath College in implementing the outcomes of its External Board Review and to recognise best practice.

Committees - Audit



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Joined: October 2023

Marie-Claire Haines

With experience ranging from developing and implementing company secretarial systems of support, to data protection and HR advice, Marie-Claire brings wide-ranging experiences and a unique and specialised insight into governance frameworks.  Marie Claire aims to ensure every organisation she works with succeeds in what they do and brings this ambition to her work with Bath College.

Committees - Audit and Governance and Search



Joined: October 2018

Jenny Williams

Member of the Curriculum & Quality and the People Working Group. Chief Executive of ASDAN, a Bristol-based education charity and awarding organisation, specialising in personal, social and work-related learning. ASDAN works across the UK and in over 30 countries overseas. Jenny previously led the national Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning and was director of VET at the Education and Training Foundation. At the end of her term as Governor, Jenny joined the Board as an Associate member to provide expertise in locating the College's strategic planning in wider policy and educational contexts.

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Policy and strategy in post-16 and lifelong learning; technical and vocational teaching and learning; evidence-informed CPD; organisational development and change management.