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ATHOLL STOTT is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. An experienced senior executive with a depth of experience, in organisations ranging from FMCG, financial services and the voluntary sector to traditional unionised heavy industry. More recently he has been working on a number of Property Development projects in the East Midlands and Yorkshire. Atholl started his career with the National Coal Board in 1979 and progressed from the Coal face to Divisional HR Director before taking up a number Senior HR positions. He has operated at Board level with a number of organisations across the East Midland including the LSC, Lincolnshire Enterprise and Unique Social Enterprise. He has been an E.M.D.A Business Champion for the past 8 years. Atholl was appointed Chairman from 1 August 2011. He is also a member of the Search Committee.
John joined the College as Deputy Chief Executive in January 1999 after an early career in industry, latterly as a Finance Director in the construction and property industry. John has enjoyed the different and varied challenges of leading the College as Principal since April 2007. John is also actively involved in the Bassetlaw Children’s Centre programme, for which the College is the commissioned accountable body, and is a Director of the Centre for Sport & Learning, a locally-based community interest company.
David is a member of Bassetlaw District Council and a member of the Council’s Planning Committee. He is a also a volunteer at Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau. David is a Governor on the Worksop Post 16 Centre Governing Committee, a Governor at Haggonfields Infant and Junior School and is a representative on the Gateford Children’s Centres Board. Cllr Pressley studied at the College from 1959-1964 and from 1986 to 1988. As a Governor he is the Health and Safety Champion and attends the College’s H&S Committee meetings. David was appointed to the Governing Body in February 2000.
Linda is currently Budget Manager at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Newark – where she is also a Eucharistic minister in the Parish. Linda has a BSc (Open) and holds qualifications in counselling, working for ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) in North Notts. She is currently registered at York St John University studying part time for a BA in Theology and Ministry. Linda is also a Governor on the Worksop Post-16 Centre Governing Committee. Her other interests include walking and sailing. Linda was appointed in 2006.
Kathy is Managing Director of Kathy Wood Associates Ltd, an independent Education and Training Consultancy that works in the support of the Learning and Skills sector. Kathy works across England supporting school sixth forms, independent work based providers and general and specialist colleges of FE. He work focuses on the examination and review of the quality of provision, providing advice and guidance to improve and prepare for inspection. Kathy was appointed to the Corporation in July 2010 and is a member of the Search Committee.
Louise Harvey works at the Department of Health where she is a Communications Manager. Louise has worked in several public sector marketing / communications roles since leaving university, first at Sheffield Hallam University and then at the University of Leeds before joining the civil service in 2010. Louise holds degrees in English and Marketing Management and is a CIM Chartered Marketer. In her spare time, Louise volunteers for a local charity providing them with communications and PR support. Louise joined the Corporation in May 2011.
DR GILL SCOTT
Gill was brought up and went to school in Worksop and Retford, before doing her first degree at University of East Anglia. She made a career change which took her into teaching in Further Education Colleges and worked as a lecturer, Curriculum Manager and Quality Assurance Manager in Colleges. She was Assistant Principal at a local college prior to her move into Higher Education.
Gill has an MBA and a Doctorate in Education Management and is currently the Dean of the School of Education at Nottingham Trent University, this area covers teacher training and CPD for primary, secondary, FE and HE lecturers and teachers as well as undergraduate programmes which cover the wider aspects of education. Gill has a passionate commitment to lifelong learning and widening access to education and hopes to help North Notts College achieve that shared aim. Gill was appointed in April 2011 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Chris Fitzpatrick established his own business manufacturing high performance adhesives in the East Midlands. Since selling his business he has focused on working with the social enterprise sector and developing social business models. Chris’s speciality is commercialising technology, marketing and developing organisations both strategically and operationally. Chris serves on several public and charitable boards including: Non-Executive Director of UKTI, to promote business success in international markets and encourage inward investment into the UK; Board member of The Export Guarantees Advisory Council, a statutory body which advises the Export Credits Guarantee Department; Board Member of the Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands Industrial Development Board; Enterprise Loans Panel member distributing start up business loans to young entrepreneurs; Board trustee of Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire, a registered charity; Board Trustee of Renewable Energy East Midlands a social enterprise promoting biomass and other renewables in the area. Chris has recently formed another business ‘Elements of Sherwood Ltd’ working with young people in East Markham, Nottinghamshire. Chris was appointed in July 2011 and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Geraldine is Director of Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS). Geraldine has a keen interest in social and economic disadvantage and community empowerment. Her career history includes experience in the Probation Service and the Voluntary and Community Sector, on a local, regional and national level. She is a Trustee at the Queen Victoria Seamans Rest in Poplar East London, NAVO, Citizens Advice Bassetlaw, and the Crossing Social Enterprise Company. She was appointed to the Corporation in July 2011 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Staff Governor Warren has been employed as a lecturer at North Nottinghamshire College since 1998. He is currently a member of the Health and Public Services area, teaching on Public Services, Access to Higher Education and Health Cadets programmes. He started his teaching career at HMP Wakefield, where he was responsible for the delivery of a range of courses to long-term inmates. Before embarking-upon his teaching career, Warren was employed by the Citizens Advice Bureau as a Welfare Rights Officer.
Warren holds a BA(Hons) in sociology and politics, being a member of the British Sociological Association. He also holds a PGCE(further education) and is a member of both the University and Colleges Union and Institute for Learning. In his spare time, Warren works in a voluntary capacity at Sheffield Animal Centre, which is part of the RSPCA. He is a very-keen Sheffield United supporter and also enjoys cycling and travel.
Staff Governor Pip is employed by the College as the Co-ordinator of West Bassetlaw and Harworth and Bircotes Children’s Centres. She has a long history of employment with the College and also a depth of experience , working with local authorities and organisations on regeneration projects, adult and basic education plus a vast knowledge of the pre-school sector. A member of the Institute for Learning, graduate of the National College of School Leadership, and a specialist in Adult Literacy, Pip has participated in the local development of Sure Start and the Children’s Centres since 2002, both as a Learning Co-ordinator and then as a Co-ordinator of Children’s Services in the areas served by West Bassetlaw and Harworth and Bircotes. She is a longstanding member of the Local Strategic Partnership’s Learning and Skills group and is well known for her partnership working across Bassetlaw.
Stephen is the Chief Executive of EMB Holdings, a leading economic development company delivering a wide range of business improvement services. Since formation in 2005, EMB has delivered numerous skills programmes for the LSC and SFA, Investors in People for UKCES, UKTI international trade services, Business Link advisory services, and Investor Development programmes, as well as a range of commercial services for business. Stephen is an experienced non executive director, having held roles with North Northants Development Company, Catalyst Corby, Princes Trust, Explore Northamptonshire, Invest Northamptonshire (as Chair), British Chambers of Commerce, and member of the NEST pension employer panel. He has also worked throughout the region with established networks in local authorities and various stakeholder groups. He was appointed in May 2012.
His earlier career was in marketing with global plcs followed by general management positions in the greetings cards and logistics sectors.
Rebecca is employed as Finance Systems Development Manager at DLA Piper LLP, an international law firm. Rebecca’s role involves working with individuals and groups across the organisation to develop and implement technical and procedural changes. This includes developing strategies to meet ongoing training requirements for finance teams and other users of the finance systems through a range of different methods.
Rebecca has an MBA and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute. She was appointed to the Corporation in May 2012.
Lewis joined the College in September 2011 and is currently studying Level 3 Business. He was nominated for the role by other learners, and became Student Governor in January 2013. Lewis’ interests include supporting Liverpool FC and writing poetry.
Luke is a second year student studying Computing and Information Technology. Luke also became Student Governor in January 2013 after successfully being nominated by students. Luke has recently spent time working with the College Bistro to improve the service for staff and students.