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Meet the Governors



Andy Salmon Headshot

Joined: April 2021

Andy Salmon

- External Governor and Chair of the Corporation

Chair of the Governance & Search Committee, member of the Senior Staff Performance & Remuneration Committee.
Andy is Pro Vice Chancellor (External) at Bath Spa University and has a Professorship in Creative and Social Enterprise.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Adult Education, Strategy, Innovation, Partnerships and Enterprise



Neil Wilson Headshot

Joined: January 2016

Neil Wilson

- External Governor and Joint Vice Chair

Neil is The Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance & Search Committee and Senior Staff Performance and Remuneration Committee. He is Director of Risk & Investment at Wessex Water. Member of Institute of Risk Management, Member of Institute of Asset Management.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Strategy, investment planning, change management & assurance, risk management, asset management.



Victoria Downing-Burn Headshot

Joined: November 2020

Victoria Downing-Burn

- External Governor and Joint Vice Chair

Victoria is Chair of the Senior Staff Performance & Remuneration Committee and the People Working Group , and a member of the Governance & Search Committee. She is Director of Workforce Strategy at the Somerset Intergrated Care Board.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

HR and OD strategy and policy, strategic workforce planning; inclusion and culture, staff engagement, and health and wellbeing



Jayne Davis Headshot

Joined: September 2021

Jayne Davis

- Principal and Chief Executive

Jayne is Principal and CEO of the College, taking up the role in 2021 having served as Deputy Principal since 2016. Jayne has a deep understanding of the FE sector, having worked in many College's and starting her career as a lecturer of Economics.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Education, quality, assessment, strategy, leadership, change management.



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Joined: July 2022

Adam Gould

- External Governor

Adam is a qualified accountant and a member of the Finance & Estates Working Group.  He is senior internal auditor at the University of Bath.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Audit & Finance



Robert Rashley Headshot

Joined: August 2022

Robert Rashley

- Staff Governor

Bob is the Course Coordinator for Part-Time and Distance Learning. He is a member of the Staff Wellbeing and Somer Valley Working Groups. As Staff Governor, Bob's role is to represent the views of the staff community at Board. 



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Joined: July 2018

Mike Oram

- External Governor

Mike is the Digital Link Governor. He is the Director of the iO Academy, a programming training company in Bath. 


Specialist areas of knowledge

Technology and education.



   Joined: October 2023

Isabella Eddahar

- Student Governor




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Joined: February 2020

Ian Tavener

- External Governor

Ian is a member of the Finance & Estates Working Group and a Director at Burohappold Engineering. He is a Chartered member of the Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Chartered institution of Building Services Engineer. 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Estates, carbon neutral, health and safety.



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Joined: October 2020

Lisa Ford

- External Governor

Lisa is Chair of the Finance & Estates Working Group. She is a qualified accountant working for Bath & North East Somerset Council.


Specialist Areas of Knowledge




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Joined: February 2023

John Spindler

- External Governor

Bringing a breadth and depth of teaching and learning expertise from the FE sector where John was Principal overseeing significant business transformation programmes; alongside recent experience as a Charity Trustee for the successful local Bath ParkRun; John is the Governor Safeguarding Lead in his role as Chair of the Curriculum and Quality Group. 

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Curriculum and quality, transformation. 




Julie Evans

- External Governor

With a wide ranging experience in the commercial and business fields, Julie currently works as Executive Director of Property Services at Curo, a large Housing Organisation in the South West.

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Housing, audit, regulatory matters, people. 




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Joined: December 2022

Emma Roberts

- Head of Governance

As Head of Governance, Emma is responsible for giving advice and and guidance to the Corporation Board and Principal/CEO. Emma is a qualfiied Governance Professional and Company Secretary, with a strong background and experiences working across many different sectors. 


Specialist Areas of Knowledge



Joining in October 2023

Patrick Weidikj


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Paul Conroy


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Felix Hebblethwaite



Associate Members



Joining in October 2023

Kim Moubray


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Pascal Loizeau


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Nichola McNulty


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Marie Claire Haines



Joined: October 2018

Jenny Williams

Member of the Curriculum & Quality and the People Working Group. Chief Executive of ASDAN, a Bristol-based education charity and awarding organisation, specialising in personal, social and work-related learning. ASDAN works across the UK and in over 30 countries overseas. Jenny previously led the national Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning and was director of VET at the Education and Training Foundation. At the end of her term as Governor, Jenny joined the Board as an Associate member to provide expertise in locating the College's strategic planning in wider policy and educational contexts.

Specialist Areas of Knowledge

Policy and strategy in post-16 and lifelong learning; technical and vocational teaching and learning; evidence-informed CPD; organisational development and change management.