Meet the Governors

Sarah Johnson, Clerk to the Governors, can be contacted on
01226 776005 or sjohnson@northern.ac.uk

Bob Harrison

Co-chair, chair of the company

Bob has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, lecturer, senior manager, principal and governor. He has worked with head teach...

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Clive Macdonald

Co-chair, chair of the policy and finance committee, chair of the remuneration committee

Following 32 years working in the education sector, 23 of which were in executive level roles, Clive established Clive Macdonald Associates, offering ...

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Mike Bramhall
Prof Mike Bramhall

Chair of quality committee

Mike was born in Sheffield and started his graduate career working at British Steel in Rotherham, before returning to academia to study for his PhD. H...

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Ken Richardson

Vice chair

Councillor Ken Richardson represents the Monk Bretton Ward in Barnsley. He was elected in May 2010. He is a member of the Labour Group. Ken has ser...

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Liz Stanley
Liz Stanley

Chair of the audit committee

Liz is a chartered accountant and self employed internal audit and risk consultant. She qualified as an accountant in the private sector but has spent...

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John Edwards
John Edwards

Governor

John has lived in Barnsley since the 1980's, since moving to take up a senior town planning post. He was appointed Chief Executive of Barnsley Metropo...

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Prof Tim Thornton Governor
Prof Tim Thornton

Governor

Professor Tim Thornton has long been involved in Higher Education in South and West Yorkshire, with a particular interest in the expansion of opportun...

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Frank Lord Governor
Frank Lord

Governor

Frank's association with Northern College started around 2002. It was sparked off by the passion he shared for creating a learning and development env...

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Neil James Governor
Neil James

Governor

Neil is the Principal Finance Officer at Northern College and is a staff governor. Neil is a qualified accountant and has worked for a variety of o...

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Kate Fleming
Kate Fleming

Governor

Kate has worked in education and training in the West Yorkshire area since 1982. After studying Politics and History in Manchester her first jobs invo...

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Yultan Mellor - Principal and Chief Executive
Yultan Mellor

Principal and Chief Executive

Yultan has worked in further education since 1992, and was vice principal setting curriculum vision and strategy for 9 of them. She has an absolute pa...

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Ann Corrigan Governor
Ann Corrigan

Governor

Ann grew up and was schooled in South Yorkshire. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a BA Hons in Psychology, she trained as an ac...

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Colin Forrest Governor
Colin Forrest

Governor

Colin is a highly qualified and experienced practitioner in the further education and skills and higher education sectors, who is comfortable in a ran...

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Catharyn Lawrence
Catharyn Lawrence

Governor

Catharyn is Trade Union Studies Organiser at Northern College and is a staff governor. She is a qualified Trade Union Congress tutor. Catharyn has ...

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Sarah Johnson - Clerk to the Governors
Sarah Johnson

Clerk to the Governors

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