Alison Jackson

Chair of Governors





Gordon Channon

Vice Chair - Independent Governor

Gordon is a former Board Director, working in several high-profile companies. He is also a Trustee of the Roy Fletcher Estates Trust.



Andy Allen

Independent Governor

Learning & Development Manager for NACRO and has extensive experience of supporting education partnerships, including creation and supervision of work experience programmes.



Michael Bishopp

Independent Governor; Chair of Finance & Business Operations Committee

Born and schooled in Shrewsbury, he studied law at university and afterwards worked as a chartered accountant and company director in London and internationally.


Christine Davies

Independent Governor

A former deputy head teacher who has extensive experience of the education sector.




Anne Dokov

Independent Governor

Working mainly in the public sector she has extensive experience in diversity, inclusion and human resources. She is now a board member of Stonewater, a member of CILEx Disciplinary Tribunal and runs her own HR business..


Chris Fountain

Independent Governor

Chris has a background in Corporate Finance originally with a global Bank but since 2000 he has continued to give corporate advice through his own business. In 2011 he gained his Doctorate through the Open University.



Sarah Gibbons

Staff Governor (Academic)

Sarah is a Lecturer in Fitness based at our London Road Campus.




Iain Gilmore

Independent Governor

Iain is a former business executive, specialising in Procurement and Supply Chain, Management Consultant and Director of his own HR Consultancy.



Christina Gore

Vice Chair - Independent Governor

Magistrate and a former Speech and Language Therapist who worked with Strokes and Voice Disorders, she is the Corporation's Rep for Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding college Committees.


Liz Hird

Staff Governor (Support)

Liz is the SSFC Admissions Manager for both UK and International students based at our Welsh Bridge Campus.



Barbara McCormack

Staff Governor (Academic)

Barbara is a teacher of Biology and Applied Science based at our Welsh Bridge Campus.



Nigel Merchant

Parent Governor

Nigel is a Chartered Internal Auditor. He currently works in the field of Security and Business Continuity strategy.



David Pulford

Independent Governor





Rob Rosson

Independent Governor

Robert is a former Local Authority Chief Officer currently working as an Interim Manager and Consultant in the fields of economic development and regeneration, planning, tourism, charities and partnership working.


Rex Sartain

Independent Governor

Rex is a consultant and retired Lieutenant Colonel.




Verity Underhill

Staff Governor (Support)

Verity is a Provision Co-ordinator based at our London Road Campus.



Mike Willmot

Independent Governor

A retired Assistant Principal for strategic planning at Newcastle under Lyme College, he continues with roles in the voluntary sector including Chair of the North Staffs Community Rail Partnership and Trustee of the Burslem Ethical Trust.

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