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WM College Governors

Dipa Ganguli OBE Principal

Dipa has more than twenty-five years’ experience of working in adult education. In the early days she was a teacher of maths having taught at Croydon, Sutton and Westminster Adult Education Service. Her most recent post was as Principal of the adult education service for Sutton Council. She was also the Chair of Sutton’s Fairness Commission addressing inequalities: glass ceiling (women), racial injustice and disability discrimination. She is the Vice-Chair of HOLEX the national organisation for adult education providers. 

Guy Shackle (Chair)

Guy is an architect who lives in Camden. He brings many skills to the Board not only from his professional life where he has designed a number of educational buildings, but also from his experience as school governor and chair of governors.

Jon Sibson (Vice-Chair)

Jon is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich in London and the Head of the Business School.  His professional career began in the Civil Service (Home Office and Cabinet Office) before joining one of the UK’s leading professional services firms where he worked on  public sector reform and innovation.  He is interested in ways of enhancing students’ engagement through digital technology.

Max Silver (Vice-Chair)

Max Silver is a local resident with strong business and finance experience at a senior level. He has worked for the Bank of England and now holds a number of directorships of manufacturing/technology companies. He is a keen painter and pianist with positive experience of courses in the creative and performing arts: he is also a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. Max is an advocate of the College’s work to make courses accessible to people with learning difficulties or of limited financial means.

Alexi Marmot

An architect, Professor at UCL, with a professional career helping organisations to shape their built assets to deliver corporate goals. She has been the founding director since 1990 of a professional consultancy firm.

Alice Rubbra

Alice works at the Department for Education on post-16 education, having previously worked at HM Treasury. She is interested in how we can make post-16 education as effective and enjoyable as possible for all learners. She regularly volunteers for the educational charity, IntoUniversity, and is studying to get an economics diploma.

Amanda Blinkhorn

Amanda is the teacher governor. She teaches English and childcare and first became involved in the College as a student, studying creative writing and a teacher training course. She also brings experience as a parent governor at a local primary and secondary school.

Dr Neil Garner

Neil is a local resident who has long and wide-ranging experience in education with a special interest in music education and associated digital developments. He had a 20-year teaching career in the secondary sector as a Head of Department and Pastoral Lead and has subsequently worked in the university sector at UCL. He now enjoys his role as Senior Lecturer in Music Education, Initial Teacher Education, at UEL. He has also written reports in the fields of education philosophy, policy and practice whilst continuing his research in the areas of the digitisation of knowledge and data analysis and management. Neil is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Fran Fahey

Fran is a qualified chartered accountant and has pursued a successful career in financial services. She has held corporate finance, strategy and chief operating officer roles in a major international bank and after 4 years as COO of an asset management company has returned to the bank in a chief of staff role. She is interested in work-place equality, work-life balance issues and in the development of work with the local community and local businesses.

June Jarrett

June is a retired College Principal with extensive experience of governance in schools, academies, colleges and universities: most recently as a governor at the University of Bedfordshire where she was Chair the Student Experience Committee. She is keen to see that people from all community backgrounds, regardless of educational history, remain active in learning and / or employment.

Monika Kinasiewicz

Monika is the support staff governor. She has long service with the College working in the learner services team – a high profile front-line role representing the College when members of the public first come to ask about courses or to enrol. Monika gained her post graduate degree in Business Administration in Poland before living in England. She has been a governor for five years.

Samata Khatoon

Samata is the Camden Council representative on the governing body. She is a local councillor (St Pancras and Somers Town) and resident and has been a governor of a local Camden primary school.

Susan Corby

Susan Corby is Professor Emerita of Employment Relations at the University of Greenwich, specialising in disability discrimination and employment tribunals. She has held several public appointments: a lay member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, a member of the Central Arbitration Committee, an independent expert under the Equal Value provisions and currently she is an arbitrator/mediator for the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) and a governor of a local primary school.

Tom Robins

Tom grew up on an estate in Taunton and began his education at the local school serving the town’s two largest social housing estates. He later went to Cambridge to read Chemical Engineering. His career to date has taken him around the world and given him access to a wide range of board rooms from manufacturing, defence, private equity, financial services, outsourcing, infrastructure, and technology. His business specialism is in commercial scale-up and turn-around. He has extensive experience of best practice governance scrutiny and has a particular commitment to diversity. Tom is currently CEO of an innovative technology company operating in the social housing sector.

WM College Corporation:

Corporation and Committee papers and the Register of Interests can be viewed in the Clerk’s office.       

Bill Barker – Clerk to the Corporation
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