It is an exciting time in Brooklands’ history and we are looking for new Governors to join our Corporation Board.
|Professor Craig Mahoney|
Chair of the Corporation
Craig is CEO of Ed Tech startup company Parlo but was previously Vice-Chancellor at the University of the West of Scotland and then Vice-Chancellor at the University of Law. A dynamic public advocate of higher and further education, Craig is a research active academic with a strong interest in differentiated student-centred pedagogy, research informed teaching, e-learning, technology to support teaching, open educational resources, teaching excellence and global engagement.
He is a passionate supporter of equality, diversity and inclusion and has developed or supported many programmes and change plans to eliminate discrimination and enable fairness for all. A chartered psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Craig has been an internationally recognised performance psychologist for more than 30 years.
Dr. Barbara Spittle
Vice Chair of the Corporation
Barbara has extensive experience as a governor in the FE sector having served on college corporations since 1997. As a local resident she is committed to the ongoing success of Brooklands College and currently chairs the Search and Governance Committee and is a member of the Curriculum and Performance Review Committee.
Following a career in local government and consultancy she taught strategic management in business schools.
Christine Ricketts, Principal/CEO
Ian has a strong work ethic and expectations for a high quality delivery within curriculum and support areas.
Fred retired from ICI as Corporate Restructuring Manager having held various senior finance and business roles. Fred is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Fred has wide experience both as an Executive and Non-Executive Director mainly in the UK, Canada and Australia. He has served on Audit Committees in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Fred joined the Governing Body as a Governor in 2018 and initially joined the Audit Committee of which he became Chair. Fred then moved to Chair the Resources Committee.
|Dr. Andrew Gilchrist|
Andrew joined the Governing Body in 2020 and is Chair of the Audit Committee, having previously undertaken the same role at another FE college for a number of years. He works in the life assurance industry and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Mary is Vice- Chair of the Curriculum and Performance Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and the Safeguarding Governor.Her professional life has been exclusively in education as a lecturer and senior manager in Further Education.
|Hilary Omissi OBE|
Hilary has spent most of her career in National, Regional and Local Government and various Non-Departmental Public Bodies, working on policy and operational work relating to children’s services, education and training. She also spent a period with Prince’s Trust, undertaking a special project for HRH the Prince of Wales, subsequently joining the South East Regional Council and becoming an Ambassador for the Trust. More recently she has undertaken a number of interim and consultancy roles in the Charity and Public Sectors. Hilary has significant experience as a Non-Executive and is currently Deputy Chair of a Careers Guidance Charity as well as being a Governor of Brooklands College. Hilary was awarded an OBE in 2006.
Jackie is Chair of the Curriculum & Performance Review Committee. Jackie joined the College in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience in education. A former Head Teacher, Jackie gained acclaim from the DfE as Head Teacher of the “Most Improved School 2004-2007 for 5+A*-C and the Children’s Champion Award in 2008.
Academic Staff Governor
Judy joined Brooklands College after have spent some years practising as an Early Years Practitioner. Having joined the Childcare Department at the college in August 2013, Judy is now Head of Learning (Health & Social Care, Education & Early Years, Science, Sport and Uniformed Protective Services). Judy teaches on the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years and within the Governing Body, sits on the Curriculum & Performance Review Committee.
Daniela is currently in her third and final year of study at Brooklands College, where she is working towards the completion of her honours degree in motorsport engineering. She has the hope of pursuing a master’s degree in a related field, as she aspires to establish herself in motorsport. Daniela’s ultimate dream is to secure a role within the F1 industry.