Governor Biographies

Chair of Governors: Roger McClure

Roger McClure is Chair of Governors, following important roles in further and higher education in England and Scotland. He is Chair of the Search, Governance and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Estates Committee and the Finance and Resources Committee. Roger was Chairman of Janet (UK); Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council for further and higher education; and of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service in England; Pro-Rector of the London Institute (now University of the Arts London); Director of Finance of the Further Education Funding Council; and Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council; Financial Adviser to the University Grants Committee; special adviser to the Parliamentary Education Select Committee. Board/committee member of King’s College London; the City Literary Institute; the Institute of Employment Studies; and the Business and Technology Council. He also has a keen interest in gardening and orchard/woodland management.

Vice-Chair of Governors: Dr. Heather Barrett-Mold OBE

Dr Heather Barrett-Mold is a former Principal of a land-based college and is now an independent consultant focusing predominately on the learning and skills sector. Previously she was Chair of the IES Council (Institution of Environmental Sciences), now Vice President, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Chair of the Science Council and a Secretary of State appointment to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She was a co-opted expert for the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. Her passion for the environment and science is long-standing and is currently committed to preventing insect decline across London greenspaces and supporting the City strategy to move to net zero. Heather is Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of the Academic Committee and a member of the Finance and Resources and the Search, Governance and Remuneration Committees.

Chair Designate of Corporation: Joanne Roxburgh

Joanne Roxburgh joined the Board in April 2023, as a Governor and Chair Designate of the Corporation. She is a member of the following Committees: Academic, Finance and Resources, Search, Governance and Remuneration. Joanne is also an Observer for the Estates Committee. Joanne is a highly experienced leader in adult and higher education with over 30 years of expertise in the UK, the Middle East, and South East Asia. She has held senior leadership positions at various organisations providing online learning solutions for some of the world's largest and fastest-growing companies, institutions, governments, and NGOs. Joanne's passion for sustainability drives her involvement in consulting and advising projects that shape a more environmentally conscious future.

Principal and Chief Executive: Peter Brammall

Peter brings a wealth of experience from across the Further Education and wider skills sectors, having most recently led the delivery and quality improvement function of a large FE provider, focused upon offender learner across England and Wales. Prior to that Peter was CEO of a regional skills provider, delivering employability and skills support to disengaged and vulnerable people, with previous experience also including spells as Principal/CEO at two large FE colleges, as COO of England’s largest Multi Academy Trust, Executive Director for the Learning & Skills Council and Assistant Director for Education and Skills in a large urban Local Authority. Before moving into the education and skills sector, Peter enjoyed a successful commercial career working with large employers in the world of corporate banking.

Clerk to the Corporation and Company Secretary: Joanne Coffey

Joanne is Director of Governance to the Corporation and Company Secretary for Capel Manor Limited, Enfield Veg. Co. Limited and Forty Hall Community Vineyard Limited. Jo has been with the College since 2016 and has also worked as a psychotherapist.

Paulina Balogun

Paulina Balogun was appointed by the Corporation in July 2021 and is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. Paulina Balogun has a BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences. Her first career was in the financial sector. She worked in Accounting and Finance Management for various organisations including the banking sector. After volunteering with GCSE students as a Business Studies Mentor, she was inspired to retrain as a Maths and Economics Teacher. She has taught across all key stages in, primary, secondary, further and higher education. She also trained teachers. She is currently Head of College for a small music sixth form provision called SoundSkool Music College.

Dr. Sheila Cunningham

Dr. Sheila Cunningham joined the Governing Body in 2020 and is Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Middlesex University. Sheila originally trained as a nurse at the Royal Free hospital moving form practice to teaching and then to leading nurse education. She has held positions of curriculum development, equality, and inclusive learning, European exchanges under the former Erasmus mobility programme. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2020 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. Within her university she sits on a wide range of committees including ethics, Student Experience, and Programme Validation and Review, Research and Knowledge Exchange and Complaints. She teaches at a variety of levels from Level 3 to Level 8 (doctoral). Sheila is also actively engaged with her local community as a former school governor, her local church community, and also various other charities. Sheila is Vice Chair of the Academic Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Aaron Davis

Aaron is a town planner and landscape architect specialising in urban regeneration, community engagement and landscape design. He currently works as a consultant for David Lock Associates, a planning consultancy based in Milton Keynes, but prior to this was the Executive Director of the Prince’s Foundation – a trust established by H.M. King Charles III to promote sustainable development. Through this role, Aaron worked at both Highgrove Estate and Dumfries House, but also contributed to larger schemes such as Sherford (Dorset), Barton’s Quarter (Nottinghamshire) and Ashton Court (Bristol) - as well as numerous international projects – including a new town in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and looks forward to contributing his knowledge of design and sustainability within the Estates Committee.

Dr Darrell DeSouza

Dr Darrell DeSouza is a management consultant within the FE sector, having previously been a senior post holder and Group Principal & CEO at HCUC ( Harrow and Uxbridge College group) a large GFE provider in West London. Whilst Principal at HCUC, he launched the West London Institute of Technology and the only GFE T level pilot in London and oversaw their strong Inspection outcome. With over 38 years involved in GFE, prior to this, he has held senior management and senior post holder roles at Uxbridge College and various other management and Science lecturing roles at Coulsdon College and at Langley, Windsor and Maidenhead colleges as part of the East Berkshire College group. Darrell is a member of the Audit, Academic and the Search, Governance and Remuneration Committees.

Peter Doble

Peter Doble is Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee and a member of the Estates Committees. Peter comes from a farming background, but has lived in Enfield for the last 20 years. He is a qualified public finance accountant (CIPFA) and has worked in the public sector in London since 1981 with just a three year break to work in the Pacific for the then Overseas Development Administration (now DfID). He worked in the FE sector as Finance Director, Vice Principal and at times Principal from 1994 until his retirement in 2018. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the FE sector, particularly with regards to its finances, funding and audit requirements. He is focused on ensuring the College maintains its current strong financial position whilst investing in and developing its facilities and resources to benefit its students.

Lorna Fitzjohn

As well as being a Governing Body member, Lorna serves on both the Academic and Finance and Resources Committees. During her career she has worked in education in primary, secondary and further education sectors and a teacher, lecturer and laterally a Her Majesty’s inspector and Director of Further Education and Skills for Ofsted. She lives and works on the family farm in Hertfordshire.

Guy Jones-Owen

Guy was appointed as a Governor in April 2018 and is now Chair of the College’s Audit Committee. Prior to this he served as the Independent Member on the Audit committee for 6 years. Guy has had an extensive career in banking, ranging from retail to private and commercial banking and headed up Santander’s UK Merchant Acquiring division until 2017. Guy has been appointed as an Area Director at Metro Bank where he is looking to expand the branch network across North London. Guy is passionate about Capel Manor College where there has been a family connection for over 30 years.

Alex Lane

Alex Lane joined the Governing Body in December 2021 and is General Counsel at Hive Energy, a leading renewable energy developer in the UK. Alex is Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Estates Committee. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales having trained and completed his early career at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP focusing on land transactions and renewable energy projects. Alex has a keen interest in education which promotes sustainability and environmental awareness.

Mei Lim

Mei is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee and has over 16 years' experience working across primary and secondary schools and in the voluntary sector. She worked in South East London as a secondary History teacher for six years, before leaving to study a Masters in Public Policy degree in Berlin, focusing on education and social policy. Returning to the UK, she worked in primary school leadership roles and became increasingly interested in place-based, community development approaches to improve children's lifelong outcomes. She joined the Reach Foundation in 2019 to develop their cradle-to-career pipeline of support for families living in Feltham, Hounslow, and now leads two of the Foundation's initiatives: the Reach Children's Hub and the Feltham Convening Partnership.

Ralph Luck OBE DMS FRICS

Ralph Luck is Chair of the Estates Committee and a former Director of Avison Young. He was previously Director of Estates at King’s College London; Property Director at the UK’s Olympic Delivery Authority; has held several positions at English Partnerships, the UK’s former national regeneration agency, including being Regional Director for London and South East England and Development Director for the 300 acre Greenwich Peninsula, including the Millennium Dome; Chairman of the British Urban Regeneration Association; Development Director at Chatham Maritime; Senior Development Surveyor with Taylor Woodrow and a Chief Officer at the London Boroughs of Bexley, Harrow and Wandsworth. Ralph is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Board Member of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Ralph was awarded the OBE for services to regeneration in the 2004 New Year Honours list.

Sarah Moreland MBE

Sarah Moreland is a member of the Academic Committee and the Estates Committee. Sarah received an MBE for her service to Further Education and was the GB Equestrian coach for the Special Olympics. Sarah is Executive Director of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society (Charity) with the key event being the annual County Show, also responsible for the 70-acre site and all other events and lettings. Sarah was a former member of staff at Capel Manor College, as Interim Head of School for Animal Management & Saddlery and, later, Academic Standards Manager. She was also Head of Department Landbased at Oaklands College, where she was involved with Riding for the Disabled, amongst various other roles over a 14-year period, including Head of Business & ICT, Senior Advanced Skill Practitioner and Lecturer LDD. Sarah holds an MA in Education & Leadership, PGCE and 3rd generation Equestrienne.

Stephen Way

Stephen Way joined the Governing Body in April 2021 and is Vice Chair of the Search, Governance and Remuneration Committee, a member of the Estates Committee and the Academic Committee. Stephen is a Chartered IT Professional and a National Leader of Governance. He has had a career in Enterprise IT, latterly as an IT Director at an FT100 company, and specialises in enterprise architecture and digital strategy. Stephen has a long experience of Trusteeship and Governance, currently as a Trustee of The Latymer Foundation at Edmonton and Chair of Trustees for North London Scout District. He is Chair of Governors of The Latymer School and, until recently, Prince of Wales Primary School, a governor at Highlands School and Vice-Chair of Trustees at Enfield Learning Trust. Stephen has long family connections with the Bull’s Cross & Forty Hill area and a keen interest in the environment.

Independent Member: Tony Young

Tony Young is Independent Member of the Audit Committee. Now retired, Tony worked for Barclays Bank PLC for 36 years in both domestic and international corporate banking, his final position there being Head of Governance, Risk and Control for the International Corporate Banking arm of Barclays Wealth. Subsequently Tony spent 4 years working as a consultant on finance and governance for a UK based pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor. He is Chair of Governors for a Hertfordshire Primary School and Day Care Centre, as well as Churchwarden for the Anglican Parish church of the town centre of Welwyn Garden City.

Staff Governor:

  • Zoe Halfyard who is an Animal Management Lecturer at Crystal Palace Park.

Student Governors:

Attends Academic Committee, Academic Board, Estates Committee and Full Governing Body and training events.

  • Milana Uginciute who is studying Animal Management Technical Diploma at Level 2 at Crystal Palace Park.
  • Richard Elliott who is studying Wildlife and Conservation at Level 3 at Enfield.
  • Alexis Malpica who is studying Access to HE Veterinary Science at Enfield.

Reserve Student Governors:

Attends training events, automatically invited to step-up as Student Governor at next available opportunity.

  • Mary Burke who is studying Animal Management at Level 1 at Mottingham.
  • Rosa Fior who is studying Shoemaking at Enfield.