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Meet the Governors

Our governing body is a mixture of highly committed external members, who are volunteers, drawn from a range of backgrounds including education, business and local government, as well as student and staff members.

Governors oversee the strategic direction of the college. They appoint senior post holders who are responsible for running the college on a day-to-day basis. They are also expected to:

  • Ensure the solvency of the college
  • Safeguard public funds and assets in our care
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Determine the college mission


Sally Dicketts
Sally Dicketts
Chief Executive

Chris Jones  (Chairman)


Tracey James     Vice Chairman

Paddy Austin   Máire Brankin James Dipple
Evelyn James Dermot Mathias Pauline Odulinski
Nina Robinson Julia von Klonowski Malcolm Wicks


Staff and student governors


Sarah Britten-Jones - Teaching Staff Governor


Sarah is a Teacher in the Art and Design department. Her teaching experience is broad and covers primary, secondary, FE and HE in the UK, USA and Russia.
She is also an artist and for four years was elected as a management committee member of Open Hand Open Space studios in Reading. Sarah has management experience in the private sector with the John Lewis Partnership, Business Link Berkshire and Wiltshire, HIBU and Wired Berkshire.

Peter Hudson - Business Support Staff Governor


Peter is Assistant Group Director of Marketing and Communications. He works across the whole organisation and has good contacts with colleagues in all group services.
Outside of work, Peter has experience as a school governor and of committee work. He values the opportunity of helping to oversee the strategic direction of the group.

For more information regarding our Governors, please contact the Clerk of the Corporation on 01865 551 025.