Nick joined the College as Chief Executive in August 2019. He is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee, Teaching, Learning and Skills Committee, and the Wembley & Willesden Project Committee.
Tony is Managing Director of Engage Media Training. Prior to this, he spent 10 years overseeing the strategic management of The Press Association’s journalism and media training business.
During this time, he worked with a range of clients including The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, the Daily Mirror in the UK, as well as news organisations in countries including China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria. He also developed a unique Master’s Degree with Newcastle University.
His company, Engage Media Training Ltd, is a journalism and media training company providing a range of development programmes and qualifications to leading media companies in the UK and abroad.
He has worked with a variety of FE colleges and schools developing and delivering a range of contextualized learning programmes based around the media aimed at delivering employability and literacy skills to young people. Tony was Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network Partnership from 2008 to 2012 - a partnership between Hull University and colleges of further education.
He has been a Governor of the College of North West London since 2015 and became Chair of Corporation for the United Colleges Group in August 2017.
Glenys' working life embraced the education, charity and business sectors. For several years she taught English as foreign language (ESOL course). She also has a passion for other languages and is fluent in both French and German, having worked for both German and French import/export businesses in London and abroad. She also spent seven years in a customer service role with the RNIB. Glenys is also Chair of the Church Street Ward Safer Neighbourhoods (Police) Panel.
Glenys has been a Governor since 2004. She is a member of the Teaching, Learning and Skills Committee.
Mary is a corporate partner in city law firm Fox Williams LLP where she focuses on the digital and publishing sectors (including EdTech) as well as advising publically listed companies, large private companies and non-for-profit and social enterprise organisations on a host of corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.
Mary joined as a Governor in 2014 and is Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Skills Committee.
As well as a Governor she is a trustee of the Nystagmus Network (an eyesight charity) and the Emery Walker House (a heritage Arts & Crafts property in Hammersmith).
A qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Alex has substantial and broad senior financial management experience from her roles as Finance Director/CFO within both listed international company groups and SMEs in the marketing services sector, as well as in the not-for-profit/charity sector. In addition to the business and technical skills which she brings to the Governing Body, Alex also has voluntary experience of helping adult students with basic skills literacy.
Franklin has over 10 years’ experience in Private Banking dealing with HNW & UHNW clients, specialising with Entrepreneurs based in the UK. As a Director of Coutts & Co Franklin is responsible for providing bespoke lending solutions in both a regulated and unregulated capacity. Following his studies in Communications & Media at Brunel University, his early career included a brief stint as a BBC Journalist and local news editor. In 2017 Franklin was appointed to represent Coutts on the RBS Junior Management team and currently sits on the D&I council where he’s actively working with external organisations to improve social mobility in Finance.
Angela is currently Head of Further Education Office at University of the Arts London and is new to the co-opted Governor role at UCG, but has 9 years’ experience at an Ofsted 'Outstanding' secondary school in Hounslow. She has also been fortunate to have achieved this status at UAL also in 2016. Her previous roles have been as an academic for 30+ years at London College of Fashion and Course Leader for a variety of fashion business and clothing related courses.
She is also a subject specialist moderator at the Open College Network (OCN) since 2015 and is now a newly appointed external moderator for UALAB (University of the Arts Awarding Body).
Beginning his career in the land-based sector, Colin moved into further education first as a teacher and then as a middle and senior manager. He has covered a wide range of curriculum areas including construction, commercial services and provision for learners with additional needs. He has worked with colleges, prisons, independent training providers and local authorities. He has been a senior college manager, on both a permanent and interim basis, working with colleges in London and the South East to develop and manage curriculum, implement quality improvement and deliver staff training. He is also a practicing inspector for Further Education and Skills.
Derrick has been working in the education sector for over 15 years. He is currently an Associate Partner in the education practice at EY-Parthenon where he provides strategic advice to investors and corporates across the sector. Derrick has previously worked at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) where he supported UK education companies to win commercial opportunities with overseas governments which were looking to transform their education systems. Derrick also spent 5 years as a student managing an educational development NGO in South Africa. Derrick is regularly quoted in range of educated related publications and is a frequently requested speaker at global education conferences, including African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), SuperReturn Emerging Markets and Education Investor
Derrick graduated from Oxford University with a PPE degree where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Derrick is a co-opted Governor on the Audit Committee.
Jan has lived in Willesden Green since 1988 and has brought up her family here. Her elder son attended CNWL, studying IT, and the younger studied Photography at CWC. Both were very successful and Jan is proud to have been a Parent Governor!
Jan was employed by BT plc for the first 22 years of her career leaving there as a Senior Manager in 1992. Since then she has worked in the Voluntary Sector and has been CEO of local charities such as Brent Mind and Citizens Advice Camden. Jan’s specialisms are Major Change Programmes, Finance, Quality and HR. Jan is now attempting to pass on her accumulated experience to a wide range of charities by working as an Interim CEO.
Jan has been a governor at CNWL since 2006, and has held the position of Chair and, on two separate occasions, Vice Chair. She is delighted to have been recently elected to be Vice Chair for United Colleges Group. She has served on Sub Committees including Audit, Remuneration, Search, Finance & General Purposes and has led on HR appeals.
Matthew is a Westminster city councillor for Little Venice Ward, where the City of Westminster College's Paddington Green campus is located. In his day job, Matthew is a communications consultant, overseeing projects mostly in the social field, including LGBT rights, gender equality and development co-operation. He has previously worked as a diplomat for the European Union's external service, holding posts at EU Delegations in Tokyo and Kyiv. Matthew holds a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge and speaks French, Russian and Japanese.
Prior to taking early retirement, Cathy was Deputy Secretary at the Institute of Education, University of London, responsible for estates management, including capital projects. Since then, she has been involved in a number of local projects, including being Chair of the Corporation for Richmond upon Thames College and latterly, as a co-opted governor, chairing the College Redevelopment Project Group. She stood down from this position in November 2018. She is a Trustee of Richmond upon Thames School. She is a Research Network volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Society and a member of their Research Strategy Council.