Northumberland College Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors is responsible for representing the interests of Northumberland College, the community and our partners.

Governors are elected by the Governing Body's members and represent their views and those of partners that the college works with.
Their additional responsibilities include:
• Advising on the college's strategic direction and plans
• Appointing the Chair and Vice Chair to sit on the Governing Body
• Approving the appointment of the Principal/Chief Executive

The Governing Body has a legal obligation to ensure the College is effectively managed, determine its educational character and agree its strategic objectives. The Governors also agree the annual budget and ensure financial probity.

Click here to listen to our Chair of Governors, Jacqui Henderson talk about what makes Northumberland College a great college in which to study. 

Current Governors

Jacqui Henderson CBE (Chair of Governors)
Lynn Tomkins (Vice Chair of Governors)
Richard Dale (Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee)
Simon Miles (Staff Governor)
Stuart Evans
Jude Leitch 
Fiona Standfield
Prof. Peter Strike
Paul Emmerson (Staff Governor)
Ros Smith (Chair of Audit Committee)                                                                                                                      Cllr Wayne Daley                                                                                                                                              Charles Enderby                                                                                                                                                   Kelly Angus
TBC (Student Governor)
TBC (Student Governor)  

Governance is conducted in line with Northumberland College's Public Value Statement which can be found here.

Any enquiries concerning the Governing Body should be emailed to 

Governance Documents & Downloads
Code of Conduct
Standing Orders
Instrument & Articles of Government

Full Governing Board

18 October 2016
19 July 2016

17 May 2016
22 March 2016
23 February 2016
15 December 2015
20 October 2015
21 July 2015

Audit Committee
Terms of Reference

9 December 2016
20 September 2016
14 June 2016
12 April 2016
26 January 2016
8 December 2015
29 September 2015

Finance & Resources Committee
Terms of Reference


10 February  2016
13 May 2016
7 October 2016
8 December 2015
6 October 2015

Search Committee
Terms of Reference


7 June 2016
17 May 2016
19 July 2016
27 Septermber 2016
23 February 2016
29 September 2015

Performance and Remuneration Committee
Terms of Reference


The Governing Body has determined that the minutes of the Performance and Remuneration Committee will remain confidential as the minutes provide details of named persons employed by the Corporation.

Governors' biographies

Public Value Statement

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