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Corporation members

The details of each of the members of the City College Corporation are listed below:


Anna Barney

Dr Anna Barney

Anna Barney has been a Member of the Corporation since 2003. She is the Associate Dean for Education in the Faculty of Engineering and the Envionment at the University of Southampton.

Richard Blackwell

Dr Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell joined the Board in 2011. He has been Deputy Vice Chancellor at Solent University since 2010, and prior to this he worked for Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Higher Education Academy in its formative years. At Solent, Richard is responsible for employability and enterprise, advocacy in policy communities and local skills partnerships. Richard enjoys working in teams and collaborating with people at all levels to achieve results, which he has done at national, regional and institutional level both in the UK and abroad. Richard is a member of the editorial board of HE Quarterly and has published widely on quality enhancement and change in HE.

Mr Hanif Brora – Vice Chair

Mr Hanif Brora – Vice Chair

Hanif joined the Corporation Board in 2012 and is the current Vice Chair.

Revd Dr Julian Davies

Revd Dr Julian Davies

Julian Davies joined the Corporation in December 2010. He is the Team Rector for Southampton City Centre, and is based at St Mary’s Church directly beside the College so has a good understanding of the local community and environment. Before ordination, he taught for the School of Modern History at Oxford. Since ordination, he has served in several urban and inner-city parishes.

Mike Hobby

Mr Mike Hobby

A former general engineering student of City College (leaving in 1982). Michael’s goal as a Governor is to ensure the College maximises the potential of every student.

Sue Leamore

Sue Leamore

Sue Leamore joined the Corporation in July 2013. She is the Deputy Director of Strategy for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, with significant strategic and business planning experience. She values continuous learning for development and striving for personal and business goals and is a previous student of the college.

Councillor Mary Lloyd

Councillor Mary Lloyd

Councillor Mary Lloyd joined the Board on 10 March 2014.

Andrew May

Mr Andrew May

Andrew is the College’s ICT Support Manager. He was elected as Staff Board Member in November 2012.

Tony Pitcher

Mr Anthony Pitcher, OBE – Chair

Tony Pitcher joined the Corporation in 2007 and was elected as Chair during that year.  He worked in further education for most of his career and has been the Principal of 2 FE Colleges; he was Vice Chair of Oaklands College in Hertfordshire prior to joining the Southampton City College Board. He was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to further education.

Mr Brian Scott

Mr Brian Scott

An ex-student of St. Mary’s, now City College (leaving in 1961,) Brian worked for 30 years with BFBS, the British Forces Broadcasting Service, latterly as the Chief Engineer of its global radio and television networks. For a number of years he was also Chairman of the Royal Television Society’s Operations Training Committee. Brian is keen that students fulfill their career potential.

Sarah Stannard

Ms Sarah Stannard  - Principal

Sarah joined the College as Principal on 1 August 2013 after six years as Vice Principal at Chichester College, where she was responsible for marketing, business development, workbased learning, international education and the college's Brinsbury campus.  Prior to this Sarah worked in the private sector, she was  a management consultant for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers and began her career in marketing and sales roles for Kraft Foods and Abbott Laboratories. 

Philip Thomson

Philip Thomson

Philip Thomson joined the Board on 12 May 2014.

Paul Weir

Paul Weir

Paul is an Operations Director from the telecom and digital media industries, with experience of risk-management, mergers & acquisitions, and people-development in growing organisations. He currently works for BT as Director of Technical Infrastructure Solutions. Paul is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Institute of Directors. Paul is also an ex-student of City College, and he holds an MBA from Henley Management College.


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