Governance

Board and Committees

The Board is constantly refreshing its membership and will have vacancies coming up during 2018.  We would welcome applications from interested people who can give time to support the College's ongoing development. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Director of Governance, Carole Drury, for more information.

carole.drury@kendal.ac.uk tel: 01539 814719

The Board's structure means that most of its work is carried out at Board meetings, which take place a minimum of 6 times per year. The Board is supported by 2 committees: Audit & Risk and Search & Governance, which meet on a termly basis. Plus a Remuneration Committee that meets a minimum of once per year.  Our standing orders propose 9 business members plus 2 staff and 2 student members and the College Principal, making a total of 14 full members.  The Board is also supported by 2 co-opted members, who bring additional skills to the Audit & Risk Committee.

Minutes of all Board and Committee meetings are published in line with statutory requirements following member approval.

The Board is continually looking to refresh its membership with most members serving one or two terms of four years.  New members are considered by the Search & Governance Committee as having the right skills to support the College.  Applications for board membership are accepted throughout the year. Recommendation for approval will depend on identified skills gaps at any given time and vacancies likely to occur in the near future.

Kendal College Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Governance Policy (PDF)

 

Kendal College Board Members

Cath Dutton


Chair of the Corporation & Member of Search & Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee
Cath runs her own business and has extensive expertise in the visitor economy and tourism sectors, specialising in Human Resources.  Cath is a long-standing member of the Board with a vast amount of experience of the College, the Board and its committees.  Cath was appointed Chair in September 2014.

Gordon Watson


Chair of Audit & Risk Committee and member of Remuneration Committee
Gordon is Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts Trust and joined the College Board in 2011 bringing the essential expertise of the Arts World and specific skills in fundraising and strategic development.  Gordon is both Vice Chair and also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee since 2013.

Pat McIver

Board Member

Pat joined the Board in January 2017, bring with him a new range of skills from his role as Project Director for the new facility investment project at Glaxo Smith Kline in Ulverston where he has worked since 1988.  Pat has extensive operational leadership experience in active pharmaceutical manufacture and supply.

Zaeed Mohammed


Staff Governor & Audit & Risk Committee member
Zaeed is an Assistant Head of School for Health & Social Care, Early Years, Animal Care, Teacher Education, Maths and English and teaches across a range of programmes in the College.  Zaeed has been elected for a second term as Staff Governor.  He first joined the Board in 2011.


Rebecca Sandham


Board Member & Search & Governance Committee member
Rebecca joined the Board in 2015 from a local engineering company, Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon, where she is Production Manager and a CPS Black Belt.  She also has responsibility for apprenticeship programmes across the organisation and links very closely with the provision in the College.  Rebecca is also part of the Board's Area Review Task and Finish Group.


Jon Thedham 

Vice Chair of Corporaiton and Chair of Search & Governance Committee

Jon joined Kendal College Board in 2016 bringing with him a vast amount of sector experience to the College.  Jon lives locally and has over 24 years experience of providing training, coaching and consultancy to a wide range of organisations across the UK and internationally.  He has worked in the FE sector for over 28 years with experience as a chief examiner, assistant principal and lecturer.  He currently delivers leadership and management programmes across the FE sector.

Emily Harris

Board Member and member of Finance Working Group

Emily is a Chartered Accountant running her own business in Kendal that specialises in project management, financial restructuring and performance improvement.  She also has a Medical Sciences background and a wealth of experience in the financial sector including as Group Finance Manager for Innocent Drinks Ltd and Manager of Reorganisation Services for Deloitte LLP. Emily joined the  Board in 2016.

Michelle Clement

Staff Governor and Vice  Chair of Search & Governance Committee
Michelle has worked at Kendal College in a range of roles over the years and is currently the Lead Assessor for Business and Administration.  Michelle has also undertaken a range of training and development at College, most recently completing her BA in Business.  She joined the Board in 2013

Isaac Roach (awaiting photo)

Student Governor:  Isaac is a second-year music level 3 student based at the Creative & Media Campus.  Isaac has experience of leadership from school and is keen to be involved in key decision-making at the College.

Student Governor (2) - current vacancy to be filled Autumn 2017

Michael Southworth

Board member and member of Succession Planning Working Party

Mike joined the Board in March 2017 with a wealth of expertise in the world of education, most recently from his tenure of Principal of Priestley College, Warrington, and now working as an educational consultant.

Amanda O'Brien 

 

Board Member and Member of Audit & Risk Committee

Amanda joined the Board in March 2017.  She is currently the vocational Services Manager and Talent for Care Lead at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust and brings valuable experience and expertise to the Board.

Eve Martin

Board Member

Eve joined the Board in March 2017 and is an experienced strategic and operational public sector manager with significant voluntary sector governance experience.

Graham Wilkinson


Kendal College Principal and Search & Governance Committee member

Carole Drury


Director of Governance

 

 

Minutes of Board Meetings are listed below

Standing Orders for the Corporation

Audit and Risk Committee Meeting Minutes

Terms of Reference

Search and Governance

Terms of Reference

Financial Statements 2015/16

Financial Statements 2014/15

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