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Meet the Governors

 

 

Andy-Salmon

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

 


 

Neil-Wilson

Joined: January 2016

Neil Wilson

- External Governor and Joint Vice Chair

 

Neil is The Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance & Search Committee and Senior Staff Performance and Remuneration Committee. He is Director of Risk & Investment at Wessex Water.

 

Member of Institute of Risk Management, Member of Institute of Asset Management.

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Strategy, investment planning, change management & assurance, risk management, asset management.

 


 

Victoria-Downing-Burn

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: September 2021

Jayne Davis

- Principal and Chief Executive

 

 

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Education, quality, assessment, strategy, leadership, change management.

 


 

Erica-Draisey

Joined: January 2016

Erica Draisey

- External Governor

 

Erica is Chair of the Curriculum & Quality Working Group and  a member of the Governance & Search Committee. She is an Educational Consultant with recent experience in secondary education at Headship and Executive Principal level.

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Strategic Planning, Education Leadership, Quality Assurance in Schools, Curriculum Development, School Improvement.

 


 

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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.

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Audit & Finance

 


 

 

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.

 


 

Jenny-Williams

Joined: July 2018

Jenny Williams

- External Governor

 

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.

 

Previously led the national Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning and was director of VET at the Education and Training Foundation.

 

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.

 


 

Mike-Oram

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. 

Specialist areas of knowledge

Technology and education.

 


 

 

Vacancy 1

- Student Governor

 

 


 

 

Vacancy 2

- Student Governor

 

 

 


 

Ian-Tavener

Joined: February 2020

Ian Tavener

- External Governor

 

Ian is a member of the Finance & Estates Working Group and a Director at Burohappold Engineering. He is a Chartered member of the Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Chartered institution of Building Services Engineer.
His specialism is building services in buildings, working mainly in the Education sector.

 


 

Lisa-Ford

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

Finance

 


 

 

Joined: 

Vacancy 3

- External Governor

 

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

 

 


 

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Joined: March 2022

Ian Stevenson

- External Governor

 

Ian is a member of the Audit Committee. He is a consultant at Strategic Regulatory Management Limited and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Regulatory and Risk Management

 


 

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Joined: January 2022

Saiyada Fazal

- Co-opted Governor

 

Saiyada is a co-opted member of the Curriculum & Quality working group. She is Education and Professional Development Lead at Dorothy House Hospice Care.

 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Careers information, Education, Advice and Guidance

 


 

Anne-Roberts

Joined: March 2019

Anne Roberts

- Head of Governance

 

Anne supports and advises the Governing Body (the Corporation Board).  She has a background in higher education and public sector governance and is an Affiliate of the Chartered Governance Institute.