Executive Leadership Team

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Emma Beal

Principal/Chief Executive

Emma Beal is an experienced education professional who has led, managed and delivered across a broad […]

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Sue Saunders

Deputy Principal/Chief Finance Officer

Sue Saunders has over 23 years’ experience in the Further Education and Skills sector, 16 years […]

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Diane Lawson

Assistant Principal - Student Experience

Diane Lawson is passionate about education and the learning experience of students. She has worked in […]

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Elin Longley

Head of Human Resources

Elin is MCIPD qualified and has nearly 20 years experience within the field of HR.  Before […]

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