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Meet the Governors

Andrew Baird
Chair of Governing Body


Barbara Spittle
Vice Chair of Governing Body

Barbara has extensive experience as a governor in the FE sector having served on college corporations since 1997. She currently teaches strategic management in business schools after a career in local government and consultancy. As a local resident she is committed to the ongoing success of Brooklands College.

Jackie Pearson

Jackie is Vice 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.

Richard Rawes

Richard is Chair of the Capital Strategy Committee, where he uses his experience in regeneration, planning and environmental services. A former Director of Regeneration for 2 London boroughs and Acting CEO, Richard’s knowledge is invaluable in the College’s redevelopment projects.

Paul Stedman

Paul is an experienced executive in the Construction Industry. He has a broad range of experience in the Construction Management and strategic planning of major projects. He has also worked overseas and in the UK in all types of development from industrial to luxury residential apartments. He is motivated in assisting undergraduates and apprentices enter and progress through the business. Paul is Chair of the Resources Committee.

Fred Gray

Fred retired from ICI as Corporate Restructuring Manager having held various senior finance and business roles. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He 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 an Governor in 2018 and will sit on the Audit Committee.

Mary Hughes


Teresa Roberts
Staff Governor

Teresa is the academic staff governor, elected June 2014. Teresa was staff governor for Spelthorne College for several years and is currently a member of the curriculum and performance committee. Teresa works in the Business Studies department in the Creative and Service Industries curriculum area and her area of expertise is in the recruitment industry.

Andrew Barrett
Staff Governor

Andrew commenced his association with Brooklands College in 2013 as a student studying within the Construction Department; one year later he was offered the post of Technician within the Department. Andrew has subsequently completed his studies and continues to support the Construction Team deliver their courses. A significant part of his role involves speaking with students and staff about their needs within the department but also hearing their concerns. Andrew believes that this offers the unique opportunity to provide his insight to the Governors on key issues that affect both students and staff.

Hilary Omissi
Associate Governor


Melanie Harding
Associate Governor




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