WMC Camden College Governors

WMC Camden College North London



Tom Schuller (Chair)

Tom is Chair of WMC – The Camden College Corporation. He has worked nationally and internationally in adult education. He was Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD Paris, and has previously been a Professor of Lifelong Learning at London University’s Birkbeck College.

Ahsan Akbar

Ahsan is a marketing and public relations professional. He has a particular interest social and community work and is a director of the Dhaka Literary Festival. He lives locally and is keen that the College further develops links with Camden’s minority communities.

Kate Bell (Vice-Chair)

Kate is the Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department at the TUC. The Department leads the TUC’s work in many key areas of economic and social policy, giving particular consideration to economic and labour market trends and their implications for people at work.  Before joining the TUC Kate worked as Head of Policy and Public Affairs for a local authority, as Work and Pensions adviser to Ed Miliband, and for the charities Child Poverty Action Group and Gingerbread. Kate has been a governor since 2008 and currently chairs the Audit Committee.

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.

Barbara Byrne

Barbara has had experience as Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of a London Mental Health Trust; a  senior finance professional, CCAB qualified, with over 20 years of experience in a variety of NHS sectors with a strong commitment to the values and ethos of WMC.

Jean Esnard

Jean is the Administrative Staff Governor. She is the MIS/Data Administrator.

Helen Hammond

Helen has been Principal of WMC – The Camden College, in London, since December 2014. She brings to WMC – The Camden College her many years’ experience of successful leadership within adult and community education across London: Southgate, Brent and, most recently Lewisham where she recreated and revitalised what had been a failing service.

June Jarrett

June is a retired College Principal with extensive experience of governance in schools, academies, colleges and universities. She is currently a governor at the University of Bedfordshire where she chairs 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.

Samata Khatoon

Somata is the Camden Council representative on the governing body. She is a local councillor and resident and has been a governor of a local Camden Primary School.

Alexi Marmot

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

Gerry Munnelly

Gerry is a student governor who has studied at the College for a number of years. He is currently taking a course in radio production.

David Offenbach

David is a practising solicitor with a wide range of high-profile experience; he brings legal and financial expertise and is Chair of our Finance Committee.

Chris Percy

Chris lives in Camden and works as a strategy consultant for business and community organisations. He has experience of education sector governance and Employer Engagement initiatives and also contributes to academic journals with a research focus on labour market transitions and social change.

Paul Smith

Paul is a qualified accountant who has worked in senior management roles at the London Business School for 15 years where he is currently Chief Operating Officer for Executive Education. He has a career of successful delivery of strategic goals, and further expertise in mentoring.

Paula Whittle

Paula has very extensive experience in FE, having previously been a Deputy Principal at WMC. She was Principal of a major London FE College before retirement, and is now Chair of Dyslexia UK.

WMC – The Camden College Corporation

WMC – The Camden College Corporation:

 Governing Body Minutes and Financial Statements    can be downloaded from this page.

Corporation and Committee papers are also available to be viewed / inspected in the Clerk’s office as can the current Register of Governors’ Interests.        

Please contact the Clerk to the Corporation accordingly:

Bill Barker

Clerk to the Corporation
WMC – The Camden College
44 Crowndale Road
London, NW1 1TR

Tel: 020 7255 4717
Email: BillB@wmcollege.ac.uk