Our Governing Body

Governance structure

The structure consists of the Board of the Corporation (minimum of ten members) and six sub-committees:

  • Audit Committee (4 members) is responsible for advising the Corporation Board on the adequacy and effectiveness of the College’s audit arrangements and risk management and control.
  • Finance, Resources & Projects Committee (8 members) is responsible for advising the Corporation Board on the financial position of the College including the solvency of the institution and the safeguarding of its assets, estate and resource matters.
  • Governance Committee (6 members) is responsible for advising the Corporation Board on all aspects of corporate governance including membership, governor training and self-assessment.
  • Northumberland Local Governing Board and Sunderland Local Governing Board (up to 15 members each) are responsible for ensuring the mission, vision, values and key strategic priorities for the College are being met by the local college.

James Stuart (Chair), Alison Shaw (Vice Chair), John Barnett, Derek Cogle, Jill Colbert, Pam Dawson, Louise Doyle, Cllr Louise Farthing, Julia Fox, Taylor Finnigan (SU President), Jeff Hope, Sue Houston, Lyndsey O'Leary, Susan Pollard (Staff Governor), Phil Smith, Jacqueline Steed, Ellen Thinnesen (Chief Executive).

Lyndsey O'Leary (Chair)Cllr Louise FarthingCatherine MagogDavid Towns 

Julia Fox (Chair), Richard Dale (co-opted), Andrew Ferguson, Simon Patterson (Vice-Chair), Neil Salvesen, Jacqueline Steed, James Stuart, Ellen Thinnesen (CE)

James Stuart (Chair), John Barnett, Julia Fox, Jeff Hope, Lyndsey O'Leary, Ellen Thinnesen (CE)

Jeff Hope (Chair), Alison Shaw (Vice Chair), Ian Brown, Louise Doyle, Andrew Ferguson, Nigel Harrett (Principal), John Holmes, Chris Jones,  Neil Salvesen, David Towns, Richard Redpath (Staff Governor), Bradley Watson (FE Student Governor), HE Student Governor (Recruiting now)

John Barnett (Chair), Jill Colbert (Vice Chair), Louise Bradford, Hannah Matterson, Lawrence Nixon, Simon Patterson, K Ramanathas, Toni Rhodes (Principal), Helen Willey (Staff Governor), Dominic Parkin (FE Student Governor), Tommy Hayes (Co-opted FE Student), HE Student Governor (Recruiting now)

Calendar of Meetings

Meeting Minutes

Committee Terms of Reference

Scheme of Delegation

Our vision & values

Our senior leadership teams